Founded in 1982, Humanscale is recognized as the leading manufacturer of ergonomic products for the office. Their diverse product range helps ensure that individuals who spend hours each day in front of a computer do so in maximum comfort and with minimal long-term health risks. Hence their philosophy: "Technology can make simple things complicated or complicated things simple." They believe in the latter approach and strive to design products that combine uncompromising function and honest aesthetics with ultimate ease-of-use. Humanscale's Liberty chair is the only task seating solution featured in the National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Liberty joins the Apple iPod and Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet, among others, as one of the most important design innovations of the past three years.
It has been Humanscale's latest mission to create a new solution for improving hazardous indoor air quality and does so with it's new product called the Humanair unit. As identified by the EPA, indoor air quality is one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health. Humanair operates in virtual silence and with no noticeable draft to create a Clean Air Zone around users where they spend the vast majority of their time—at work and in bed.
The Humanscale exhibit space in the IHCD includes the Slim Desk, a revolutionary concept desk designed to offer space savings and integrated technology while supporting a suite of ergonomic tools for a healthy and comfortable workstation experience. Also exhibited is the Humanscale the Access Rail. The Access Rail is a unique, infinitely configurable rail system that adds space to any desk or workstation, creates better organization of desktop tools, and improves the user’s access to and interaction with those tools for better working comfort. Made out of over 98% recycled material, the Access Rail is as environmentally friendly as it is user-friendly. Also exhibited are the Diffrient Task Light, the 5G Keyboard arm and platform, the FM500 Foot Machine.
The IHCD conference room and library both house Humanscale chairs. Once you sit in a Humanscale chair, you will quickly be converted!