Diffrient World Desk Chair
by Humanscale

$749.00 + Free Shipping

Diffrient World Desk Chair

by Humanscale
SKU# 130
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Diffrient World marks Humanscale’s first foray into all-mesh task seating. Like its mesh-backed forerunner, Liberty, Diffrient World’s tri-panel backrest hugs the body to provide tailor-made lumbar support, while its mesh seat eliminates contact stress under the thighs. But Diffrient World’s major innovation is its mechanism-free recline action, which leverages two parts of the chair’s frame, the user’s body weight, and the laws of physics to provide automatic and balanced support throughout the full range of recline. No chair is more intuitive, creating the ultimate user-friendly sitting experience.

Estimated Shipping Date
07/01/2019

Estimated Delivery Date
07/04/2019

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    Select from an array of colors and fabrics that coordinate with Diffrient World Desk Chair's seat fabric colors.

    Made specifically for our tri-panel, mesh-backed chairs, Monofilament Stripe has an elastic composition that achieves strength through its distinctive weave structure to provide unmatched support. Its classic stripe pattern is available in various striking colors.

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    Select from an array of colors and fabrics that coordinate with Diffrient World Desk Chair's back fabric colors.

    Designed with a four-way stretch, Corde 4 provides sitters with ultimate comfort as they adjust positions. Its intricate weave structure, dimensional surface and wide array of neutral and vibrant shades are visually appealing and engaging to the touch.

    Fourtis is a four-way stretch fabric that easily conforms to our cushions for the ultimate in comfort and flexibility. While still adjustable, its satin crepe weave structure is highly durable and creates a strong, high-performance fabric.

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    No Arms: No Arms
    Fixed Arms: Fixed arms attached to backrest
    Adjustable Arms: Height-adjustable arms with 5 inch range of adjustment
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    Casters for Carpet: To be used on carpet
    Casters for Hard Floors: To be used on hard floors such as hardwood, tile, cement, etc.
    Product Overview

    Diffrient World Desk Chair

    Body Fit

    • Size adjustable to fit more than 95% of the population

    Self-Adjusting Recline

    • Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight
    • No tension springs to adjust
    • No recline locks to set/release
    • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
    • User maintains near-constant eye level during recline
    • 17 degree recline

    Pivoting Backrest

    • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine
    • Provides additional lumbar support as needed
    • 8 degree backrest tilt

    Armrest Options

    • No Arms
    • Fixed Armrests
    • Height Adjustable Armrests with 5 inches of movement

    Form-Sensing Mesh

    • Made specifically for our tri-panel, mesh-backed chairs, Monofilament Stripe fabrics have an elastic composition that achieves strength through its distinctive weave structure to provide unmatched support. Its classic stripe pattern is available in various striking colors.
    • Tri-panel, non-stretch mesh construction creates body-fitting contours and self-adjusting lumbar support for a customized fit
    • No external lumbar devices to adjust, break or lose
    • Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing
    • Modular for easy replacement

    Non-Stretch Seat

    • Designed with a four-way stretch, Corde 4 fabrics provide sitters with ultimate comfort as they adjust positions. Its intricate weave structure, dimensional surface and wide array of neutral and vibrant shades are visually appealing and engaging to the touch.
    • Fourtis fabrics are four-way stretch fabrics that easily conforms to our cushions for the ultimate in comfort and flexibility. While still adjustable, its satin crepe weave structure is highly durable and creates a strong, high-performance fabric.
    • Automatically sculpts to match body contours
    • Frameless front edge eliminates contact stress under the thighs

    Casters

    • Casters for Carpet
    • Casters for Hard Floors (hardwood, tile, laminate, stone, etc.)

    Cushion Pan, Back Frame, Five-Arm Base

    • Non-stretch, tri-panel mesh back. Non-stretch mesh seat

    External Frame

    • Injection-molded, structural, integral color glass-filled Nylon 6
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    Dimensions

    Dimensions & Measurements


    Code Description Measurements
    a Seat Depth
    (from face of lumbar to front of seat)
    15.70" - 18.25"
    b Seat Height
    (from floor to front center of seat cushion)
    15.63" - 20.75"
    c Seat Width 20.2"
    d Backrest Height
    (from seat cushion to top of backrest)
    22.5"
    e Backrest Width 16"
    f Armrest Height
    (from seat cushion to top of armrest)
    Fixed: 9.5"
    Adjustable: 7.2" - 10.75"
    g Armrest Length
    (from face of lumbar to front of armrest)
    8.4"
    h Distance Between Armrests 18.75"
    i Height 35.625" - 40.75 "
    j Base Diameter 24 "
    k Chair Width With Arms: 25.75 "
    Without Arms: 21"
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    Product Options

      Product Brochure

      Diffrient World Chair Product Brochure

      Product Options

      For any custom options below, call or chat with a product specialist to build.

      Back Fabric Color

      • Monofilament Stripe Mesh
      • Silver Check Mesh - Custom
      • Pinstripe Mesh - Custom
      • Dash Mesh - Custom
      • Catena - Custom

      Seat Fabric Color

      • Corde 4 Fabrics
      • Fourtis Fabrics
      • Sensuede Fabrics - Custom
      • Ginkgo Fabrics - Custom
      • Pinstripe Fabrics - Custom
      • Dash Fabrics - Custom
      • Lotus Fabrics - Custom
      • Catena Fabrics - Custom

      Frame Color

      • Black
      • White
      • Grey

      Arm Adjustability

      • No Arms
      • Fixed Arms
      • Adjustable Arms
      • Fixed Arms with Matching Textiles - Custom
      • Adjustable Arms with Matching Textiles - Custom

      Casters

      • Casters for Carpet (Standard Hard Casters)
      • Casters for Hard Floors (Soft Casters)
      • Non Rolling Glides for Fixed Location use (Glides) - Custom

      Cylinder Height

      • Standard 5 inch cylinder
      • Low 3.75 inch cylinder (for users under 5 feet tall) - Custom
      • Tall 3 inch cylinder (for users over 6 feet 4 inches tall) - Custom
      • Height 8 inch cylinder with 18 inch Foot Ring - Custom
      • Height 8 inch cylinder with 21 inch Foot Ring - Custom
      • Extra-high 10 inch cylinder with 18 inch Foot Ring - Custom
      • Extra-high 10 inch cylinder with 21 inch Foot Ring - Custom

      Fireproofing

      • Standard Plastics and Foams
      • CAL133 Label Applied to Underside of Chair - Custom
    Design Story

      Diffrient World Story

      “If every chair was made the way the World Chair was, we would cut in half all the material used for task chairs.”
      — Niels Diffrient, Designer

      Drawing inspiration from the three dimensional approach tailors take when creating men’s suits, Niels Diffrient wanted to build a minimal mesh task chair with a back that automatically fits the user. He collaborated with textile designer Elizabeth Whelan to create a flexible but strong non-stretch mesh, so the backrest would take on the shape of the sitter. He also wanted World to be minimal but highly functional, so he worked to eliminate tension mechanisms, knobs and adjustment levers. The result is a task chair that is simple but beautiful, supporting each user instantly and changing the way people sit.

      Humanscale History

      “If a design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, it will not only have superior performance, but its aesthetic will be timeless as well.”
      — Robert King, Humanscale Founder and CEO

      Humanscale was founded in 1983 with a mission to develop high-performance ergonomic office tools that would solve functional problems as straightforwardly and gracefully as possible. Beginning with its first product — an anti-glare filter that improved the visibility of monochrome monitors in the early 1980s — the company has methodically designed some of the most innovative products in the industry. In the late 1990s, Humanscale made a significant mark with its introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems, offering effortless one-touch adjustability while eliminating the knee-clearance issues associated with competing solutions. Today, the company is still the leader in that product category.

      In 1999, Humanscale turned heads in the contract furniture industry with the introduction of the Freedom chair, designed by ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient. Combining unprecedented functionality with minimal manual controls, the chair broke new ground by utilizing dynamic mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each individual user automatically. Since its introduction in 1999, Freedom has won 10 international design awards and has been featured in virtually every major design publication.

      Building on the success of the Freedom chair, in 2004 Diffrient designed the Liberty chair, which featured a tri-panel configuration of non-stretch mesh that provides tailor-made lumbar support without external devices.

      In addition to task and office seating, Humanscale

    Care & Maintenance

      Adjustment Instructions

      Diffrient World Chair Adjustment Instructions

      Manufacturer's Warranty

      The Diffrient World chair comes with a 15-year manufacturer's warranty.

      Product Care

      To clean chair arm pads and bases use mild liquid soap and water. Gently wipe thoroughly with a soft cloth to remove dirt and stains. Dry gently with a dry soft cloth.