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Milan Design Week 2019 Recap: Day 3

For day three of Milan Design Week, we visited Ventura Centrale, Ventura Futures, and a Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition along the way. Ventura Centrale is Ventura Projects' biggest show, located in empty warehouses at Central Station. Offering a completely blank canvas to designers, Ventura Centrale is popular amongst larger companies looking to create large build-outs and smaller designers looking to go big. Ventura Futures takes a different approach to design, focusing on emerging designer...
Tags: Design, Milan, Alibaba, Freitag, Eindhoven, Yamaha, Milan Design Week, Royal College, Aska, Humanscale, Design Academy Eindhoven, Todd Bracher, Ventura Centrale, Ventura Centrale Ventura Futures, Ventura Centrale is Ventura Projects, Central Station Offering


Top 10 Best Office Chairs for Maximum Comfort

In 2012, a study found that we spend an average of 64 hours every week sitting on our gluteus maximus, the back to our fronts, more commonly known as our butt. That works out to about nine hours a day. That’s for an average person. If you work from home, it is likely going to be a much higher average number per day, depending on the day. While too much sitting every day can lead to health problems such as weight gain, poor blood circulation, and even diabetes having an occupation where sitting i...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Miscellaneous, US, Best, Best Of, Chairs, Jacob, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Eurotech, Raynor, Humanscale, Niels Diffrient, Alera, Amazon Essentials


At NeoCon 2018: Award-Winning Debuts from Humanscale

Kudos to Humanscale for 35 years of ergonomic workplace solutions. And kudos again for not being content to rest on past laurels and continuing to push the design envelope—as evinced at NeoCon this week with product debuts of the Summa Executive Chair and Nova Task Light. The latter—NeoCon Silver honoree for Furniture-Integrated Desktop/Task lighting—is a supremely functional yet surprisingly affordable LED light with a silhouette thin as a sheet of paper. Nova moves every which way with the ...
Tags: Books, Nova, Summa, Humanscale, Task Chair, NeoCon Silver, NeoCon 2018, Best of NeoCon Silver, Executive Chair, Humanscale monitor arm, Monitor Arm, Nova lamp, Summa Chair, Task Lamp, Summa Executive Chair, Furniture Integrated Desktop Task


Humanscale and Bureo Present the Smart Ocean Task Chair

The iconic Nils Difrient Task Chair is getting a bit of a sustainable makeover, courtesy of manufacturer Humanscale and emerging venture Bureo. The eco-conscious alteration that gives us the Smart Ocean Chair is the incorporation of almost two pounds of recycled fishing net material. Bureo—whose business model involves salvaging ocean waste and converting it into plastic pellets for incorporation into a wide variety of consumer products—is pioneering the “Net Positiva recycling program,” incen...
Tags: Books, Office, Contract, Robert King, Ocean Plastic, Ocean Waste, Humanscale, Bureo, Task Chair, Recycled Chair, Smart Ocean, Difrient Chair, Nils Difrient, Reclaimed Plastic, Smart Ocean chair, Smart Ocean Task Chair


Office Chairs Made from Recycled Fishing Nets!

Humanscale's latest task chair, Smart Ocean, is an inventive update to the Diffrient Smart task chair, made with recycled fishing net material. The approximately 2 lbs. of recycled plastic used to produce the chair are sourced from ocean plastic pollution-driven company Bureo. Bureo's Net Positiva program transforms plastic fishing nets into pellets that can later be used to manufacture various products.Smart Ocean is the first product to emerge from NextWave, a small initiative consisting of of...
Tags: Design, Materials, Dell, Furniture Design, Herman Miller, Humanscale, Nextwave, Smart Ocean, Bureo Bureo s Net Positiva, Humanscale Bureo


This Kickstarter Hit Finds a Way to Unlock a Whole New Coffee Market

On Kickstarter, it feels as if designers are constantly coming up with new ways to redesign a device to brew your coffee or a product in which you can enjoy your beverage. In a world rife with likely unnecessary coffee products, it's hard to imagine something that actually creates new demand for a product that is both novel and useful. But as shown by the smashing success that is IA Collaborative's Kelvin coffee roaster, the need for a product that helps the everyday consumers roast their own co...
Tags: Food, Design, Crowdfunding, Kelvin, Kraemer, Humanscale, Henry Dreyfuss, IA Collaborative, Dan Kraemer, Luke Westra


4 Trends Designers Should Actually Care About From CES

The future is coming for us. Fast. CES didn't just drive that point home—they drove it, crashed it and exploded it in your face for an entire week. While walking the floor, it was tricky to take our focus off the visual stimulation relentlessly hitting us from every possible direction. Once we made a conscious effort to ignore the laundry-folding robots and speakers that change color not once but six times per second, we walked away with a few notable trends designers can use to prep for the emi...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, Samsung, Events, Yves Behar, Nvidia, Tokyo, Honda, Nissan, Conferences, Consumer Electronics, Oreal, Mitsubishi Electric, Revl, Humanscale, Guive Balooch


Trea by Humanscale

Winner of a Red Dot Award, Trea by Todd Bracher for Humanscale combines a supportive shell with interchangeable bases in a classic design that fits education and residential spaces. Marrying a “clean aesthetic with high-performance function,” Trea uses the body’s instinctive recline to support sitters in multiple positions. The design makes Trea versatile, and its scale makes it adaptable. Great for educational settings at all levels, Trea is also stylish enough to work at home. The leg option...
Tags: Books, Education, Contract, Shell, Humanscale, Todd Bracher, Task Chair, Trea, Ergonomic Chair, Education Chair, Interchangeable Bases, Multiple Use Chair, Red Dot Award


The Designer’s Bible gets a Reprint!

A majority of the occupations we humans carry out are human-centric… and almost everything designers do revolves around human interaction and emotion; and while most products we design today have evolved from physical to digital, there’s always one key binding factor. The user… and the user hasn’t physically changed much (or even at all) in the past century, and probably won’t for the foreseeable future. Because design as a practice inhibits human evolution i.e., it changes circumstances so th...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Product Design, Random, Honeywell, MIT Press, Humanscale, Henry Dreyfuss, IA Collaborative, Henry Dreyfuss Associates, Westra IA


Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s

Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s AoiroStudio Aug 02, 2017 As of late, we've have published a series of revisited things from the past on ABDZ coming from manuals, branding items and more. It's somehow quite interesting because the things are stuff that we haven't even known its existence. It's kind of where I am heading with this Kickstarter Campaign of the Humanscale Manual originally created in the 1970s. To be specific,...
Tags: Design, Humanscale, Henry Dreyfuss, IA Collaborative, Humanscale Manual, Chicago IL USA Their, Photo Gallery Humanscale, Follow Humanscale Manual on Instagram Learn


Coworkers Get In Formation For An Excellent Beyonée-Themed Baby Shower

One pregnant woman's coworkers threw her a Bey-themed shower this week that is basically setting the new standard for office parties. It's also proof that even after the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter, we are not done worshipping Beyoncé's brilliant pregnancy announcement.On Wednesday, Riley Andreu and a group of her coworkers at office furniture company Humanscale put together this Beyoncé bash for their colleague Katie. She posted a handful of photos of the party on Twitter and went mega-viral ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Mindy Kaling, Rumi, Carter, Bey, Katie, Brien, Katie She, Andreu, Bey Bey, Humanscale, Riley Andreu, Katie That


Coworkers Get In Formation For An Excellent Beyoncé-Themed Baby Shower

One pregnant woman's coworkers threw her a Bey-themed shower this week that is basically setting the new standard for office parties. It's also proof that even after the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter, we are not done worshipping Beyoncé's brilliant pregnancy announcement.On Wednesday, Riley Andreu and a group of her coworkers at office furniture company Humanscale put together this Beyoncé bash for their colleague Katie. She posted a handful of photos of the party on Twitter and went mega-viral ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Mindy Kaling, Rumi, Carter, Bey, Katie, Brien, Olsen, Katie She, Andreu, Bey Bey, Humanscale, Riley Andreu, Katie That


HUMANSCALE!! A reissue of the the entire...

HUMANSCALE!! A reissue of the the entire classic design reference tool by Henry Dreyfuss is now live on Kickstarter. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Humanscale, Henry Dreyfuss


The Humanscale Reference Series is Being Re-released--at an Affordable Price!

In our popular post "Reference: Common Dimensions, Angles and Heights for Seating Designers," I lamented that one of the human factors bibles of the 20th Century is no longer available. Niels Diffrient's set of Humanscale books, which contain some 60,000 human factors data points, went out of print in 1981. People are now selling used copies on eBay for $200 for one out of the three books, and someone's selling the whole set on Amazon for $1,118.Thankfully, design consultancy IA Collaborative ha...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Ebay, Ikea, Humanscale, Niels Diffrient, IA Collaborative


Humanscale’s QuickStand is a Sit-Stand Solution

Join the Sit-Stand revolution with a targeted, functional, ergonomic workplace solution: Humanscale’s QuickStand is a height-adjustable work desk accessory that has potent transformative power. QuickStand’s presto-chango trick is to change any fixed-height desk into an active sit-stand station, encouraging healthy movement and combating sedentarism—“promoting collaboration and workplace well-being,” in the process. Unlike conventional sit-stand desks, QuickStand enables precision adjustment o...
Tags: Books, Office, Contract, Ergonomic, Humanscale


Humanscale’s QuickStand: A Sit-Stand Revolution

Named Best-Designed Product of the Decade by Interior Design Magazine, Humanscale’s QuickStand is a height-adjustable work desk accessory that is more functional and more intuitive than other sit-stand options. QuickStand’s superiority is, in part, owed to its portability—QuickStand is not a desk, but rather a docking station for computer monitors and keyboards. QuickStand simply clamps onto any desk, changing a fixed-height work surface into an active sit-stand station. When users wish to c...
Tags: Books, Office, Contract, Ergonomic, Humanscale, QuickStand Lite


Ballo by Humanscale

Designed by Don Chadwick for Humanscale, Ballo is a multipurpose stool for active seating. And while Humanscale touts Ballo’s benefits for home and office, the stool has a natural application in education settings. Since we enrolled our daughter in school last year, my husband and I have been concerned about her ability to move. Despite having a teacher who understands the benefits of movement, the classroom furniture, which has not changed in decades, does not encourage active sitting. What ...
Tags: Books, Education, Contract, Stool, Humanscale


Humanscale is the world's first company to make truly net-positive products

Humanscale is the first company to ever obtain full Living Product Challenge Certification offered by the International Living Future Institute, which they achieved for not only one, but two products. Their Diffrient Smart chair and Float table both received the prestigious certification and can now be described as "Living Products." These products are about as sustainable as it gets. The Diffrient Smart and Float had to fit 20 imperatives, and the International Living Future Institute visite...
Tags: Design, News, Float, Robert King, Ergonomic, Product Design, Sustainable Design, International Living Future Institute, Ergonomic Design, James Connelly, Humanscale


How to Combat Your Workplace's Distracting Open Office Plan 

You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. These days in the workplace, there is one example of something many never thought they would miss, until it was gone—cubicles. Yes, cubicles, those sad monotonous structures symbolic of our workplace oppression. Your own personal cave where you could privately wallow in your case of 'the Mondays'.  Well this is bleak. The past few years have proclaimed the dawn of the open-plan office revolution, but statistics are beginnin...
Tags: UK, Design, London, Architecture, Furniture Design, Forum Frenzy, Bouroullec, Gensler, Lund University, Milan Design Week, Steelcase, Oxford Economics, Donna Flynn, Humanscale, Ronan Erwan Bouroullec


Humanscale's QuickStand: Minimal and wildly functional, this flexible platform makes any surface into a sit/stand workstation

Many of us long for jobs that don't require sitting down for eight (or more) hours a day. For those who don't want to change what they do, just how they do it, Humanscale's QuickStand is the latest in their line of products that changes your seated...... Continue Reading... googletag.pubads().definePassback('1006677/coolhunting_v6_ROS_1x1_tracking', [[1,1]]).setTargeting('CHKeyword',['humanscale_standing_desk']).display();
Tags: Health, Wellness, Sponsored, Design, Office, Workspaces, Wellbeing, Decor, Advertorial, Humanscale


Humanscale monitor arm M8 (san jose downtown) $200

I have 5 humanscale monitor arm m8. All FIVE are new. All adjustment work perfectly. Color is silver. I am selling them at $200 EACH. PRICE IS FIRM AT $200 I ALSO DELIVER
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Humanscale Introduces Additions To Niels Diffrient Collection

At the forefront of the egronomic industry is contract giant Humanscale. This year at NEOCON, they released four new chairs, including never seen before designs from the late Niels Diffrient, an American designer who spent the last 16 years of his life designing with Humanscale. In our exclusive video, VP Chris Gibson introduces us to the new line. FULL VIDEO HERE
Tags: Books, Video, Education, Office, Freedom, Green, Healthcare, Contract, Ergonomics, Commercial, Chris Gibson, Neocon, Hospitality, Trade Shows, Contract Seating, Humanscale


The Winner of Our 1-Hour Design Challenge....

Advice on how to successfully run a freelance operation is everywhere as the working population shifts more and more toward a self-employed workforce, but how many people are actually thinking about objects or systems that can help these independent workers?For our latest 1-Hour Design Challenge, we asked this very question: if you could design a piece or furniture or object that would help freelancers work more efficiently and happily, what would you make?  We were happy to see that many of you...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Yong, Grovemade, Carly Ayres, HDC, Humanscale, Brad Augustine


Humanscale monitor arm M8 (san jose downtown) $250

I have 5 humanscale monitor arm m8. All FIVE are new. All adjustment work perfectly. Color is silver. I am selling them at $250 EACH. PRICE IS FIRM AT $250 I ALSO DELIVER
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Designing for the Modern Office Environment Is a Subtle Science

Our latest Design Challenge focuses on creating task-related furniture for freelancers in an ever-evolving and highly amorphous work landscape, an issue that is becoming even more relevant as freelancers begin adding up to more than a third of the workforce in the United States today. Who better to ask about how office environments and the nature of work has changed than designers working for a company specializing in this area for over 30 years? Humanscale, a company specializing in office f...
Tags: Design, United States, Furniture Design, Consumer Product, Augustine, Humanscale, Brad Augustine


Humanscale monitor arm M8 (san jose downtown) $250

I have 5 humanscale monitor arm m8. All FIVE are new. All adjustment work perfectly. Color is silver. I am selling them at $250 EACH. PRICE IS FIRM AT $250 I ALSO DELIVER
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RED DOT WINNER: Quickstand Lite by Humanscale

QuickStand Lite™, a new sit/stand solution from ergonomic pioneer Humanscale, was announced as a winner of the acclaimed Red Dot Design ‘Best of the Best’ Award for top quality and groundbreaking design in the Product category. With so many offices encouraging more physicial activity in the workplace, the success of this recently released version of Humanscale’s Quickstand proves that sit/stand solutions are here to stay. Equipped with an innovative counterbalance mechanism for easy transi...
Tags: Education, Office, New York City, Healthcare, Contract, Ergonomics, Commercial, Desk Accessories, Humanscale, Red Dot Design Award Winner 2016, Flexible Desking, Sit Stand Solutions, QuickStand Lite, Ross Velazquez, Brad Augustine, Diffrient World


Freedom Chair by Humanscale in Brown (sunnyvale) $299

Freedom Chair from Humanscale with a Headrest. This is an excellent ergo office chair that costs over $1000 new. Great condition!! The color is maroon/brown, no longer needed as I no longer work from home. For specifications: http://www.humanscale [...]
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