Chicago, IL, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Humanscale, a global leader in work furniture design, is thrilled to announce its experiential pop-up showroom at Fulton Market. Serving as a preview for Humanscale’s new permanent exhibit hall in Chicago (coming in 2023), this temporary exhibition opens on June 13 and will remain open throughout June. The space is located in the heart of Fulton Market, one of Chicago’s thriving design communities, at 1101 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, next to the Emily Hotel. The pop-up will showcase Humanscale’s leadership in sustainability and design excellence to customers, media and guests. To celebrate this moment, a series of special programming will take place from June 13-15, led by the founder and CEO of Humanscale bob the kingdirector of sustainable development Jane Abernethyand design partner and course designer Todd Bracher.
On Monday, June 13, the brand is hosting a party to celebrate and foster conversations around sustainable design. The following day, Alex Muller of mindful MATERIALS and Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer of Humanscale, will explore the implications of greenwashing and how industry can specify truly sustainable products. The conference will take place at the pop-up from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT.
Product highlights include:
The pop-up experience will allow visitors to explore the full range of Humanscale offerings, from the iconic Freedom Chair to the new Path task chair; the the world’s most durable task chair and winner of the iF Design Award 2022 for its sit/stand solutions, monitor arms and ergonomic office tools. The exhibition will include interactive displays that explore the positive achievements of the planet and the material innovations of the brand. Products will be showcased in a variety of work vignettes, from boardrooms and executive rooms to ancillary, multi-purpose and collaborative spaces to the home office.
Path – Designed by Todd Bracher and the Humanscale Design Studio, Path is made up of nearly twenty-two pounds of recycled content, including ocean plastic, post-consumer plastic bottles, and post-industrial materials. Each Path chair contains nearly ten pounds of ocean plastic, most of which is salvaged fishing nets – the most harmful type of ocean plastic. Available in a wide variety of finishes and fabrics, Path can be upholstered in Humanscale’s trademark FormSense Eco Knit™, a knit-like textile made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester from recycled plastic bottles.
Smart conferencing, preview – Smart Conference, the newest addition to Humanscale’s Diffrient seating range, will be previewed during the pop-up. The Smart Conference Chair strikes a minimalist silhouette with clean angles, a unique U-frame detail, and clean lines. With leather upholstery and polished aluminum components, Smart Conference displays a high-end appearance in a refined and functional design.
Alta, Preview – Humanscale’s Alta Stool, designed by Don Chadwick, encourages movement while adapting to a variety of environments and work styles. The design’s anatomically shaped seat shell plays on the shapes of the arc-shaped support and angular leg structure for harmonious balance. Its distinct stance provides stability while its contoured and flexible shell allows the user to sit comfortably and ergonomically.
Summa Executive Chair- Designed for today’s most dynamic leaders, Summa is a versatile executive chair suitable for the corner office, conference room or home office. It is fully customizable, with an enveloping shape and sculpted materials that converge for a truly harmonious design that exudes luxury in every detail. Committed to achieving a net positive environmental impact, Summa is available in Humanscale’s chrome-free leathers and its cylinder, casters and base are made with an environmentally neutral Chrome-3 finish, as opposed to the red listed Chrome-6 , like other executive tasks. chairs on the market.
Trea- The Red Dot Award-winning Trea combines a clean, customizable aesthetic with a highly functional ergonomic stand. Created with designer Todd Bracher, Trea provides intuitive comfort by mimicking the natural recline of the human body and enveloping its sitter in a supportive shell.
Freedom chair – Designed by Neils Diffrient, the Freedom Chair was the first task chair to automatically adapt to the user, eliminating knobs and levers and allowing the user to move freely from posture to posture. This design icon has been featured in countless movies, TV shows and art installations, and is the benchmark for office seating.
Freedom Ocean – Building on the avant-garde design of the classic Liberty chair by Neils Diffrient, Liberty Ocean incorporates almost two books. of recycled fishing net in each chair.
Floating table – Float is a revolutionary standing desk that offers effortless operation to traditional sit/stand products. Using a patented counterbalance mechanism, Float encourages an active workspace by allowing the user to effortlessly transition from a seated to a standing position. Float Mini, a more compact solution will also be presented.
QuickStand Eco – QuickStand Eco is the next generation of portable sit/stand desk solutions. Sleeker, easier to use, and made from more durable materials than ever before, the award-winning design transforms ordinary desktops into healthy, active workspaces.
New- Designed to complement any work surface and enhance any work style, the Nova task light offers endless adaptability in a striking, sculptural form. The custom lens and LED array create an even pool of glare-free light. ENERGY STAR® certified for the benefit of people and the planet, Nova is a lighting solution for today and the future. Nova is also available in a basic wireless charging configuration.
Horizon 2.0 – Winner of a prestigious Red Dot Award in 2011, Horizon 2.0 builds on the success of the original lamp with improved functionality, light quality and energy efficiency. Its innovative thin-film LED technology and striking minimalist design have earned it a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Built-in touch dimming allows users to adjust the light with the touch of a finger, while the light’s elimination of PVC has earned it its Energy Star 2.0 certification.
Monitor arm – Humanscale’s line of monitor arms instantly improve the comfort, health and productivity of any workspace in today’s fast-paced and agile work environment. Featuring innovations like Humanscale’s patented weight-compensating spring technology and Smart Stop functionality, its monitor arms allow for the customization and flexibility needed for today’s evolving workspaces. M2.1, M8.1 and M10 will be featured.
The neat suite – Transform any ordinary desk into an innovative, connected workstation. This suite of solutions helps organize the workspace and position technology exactly where users need it in the neatest way possible.
Neat Tech stores power strips and cables safely on the floor.
NeatHub brings the power closer to the user.
Neat Charge provides invisible wireless charging.
NetUp keeps wires hidden, the desk is elevated.
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of working life. By leveraging new technologies in functional yet minimalist designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, smart workspaces. Guided by the fundamental philosophy that good design achieves more with less, Humanscale is committed to designing with the health of consumers and the planet in mind. Humanscale offers 26 products, which account for more than 60% of sales, certified by the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge (LPC), considered the most advanced sustainability standard for products, as climate-positive, water and energy. Other commitments include using recycled materials and eliminating red list chemicals from their products, often found in coatings, finishes and additives. As transparency is necessary to drive change within the industry, Humanscale also issues transparency labels with its products so that consumers can feel confident and informed about their purchases.
Committed to having a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with an emphasis on function, simplicity and longevity. Click here for more information about Humanscale and its products.
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