Diffrient World is Humanscale’s first foray into all-mesh task seating. Designer Niels Diffrient wanted to create the most minimal, full-function task chair ever made. With an innovative tri-panel mesh backrest that provides custom back and lumbar support and a lightweight design, Diffrient World is, like all of Humanscale’s products, simple, beautiful and functional. The design eliminates the need for traditional mechanisms, instead using the laws of physics and the sitter’s body weight to offer perfect recline for each individual sitter.
• Invisible Recline Mechanism: Diffrient World uses the laws of physics and harnesses the user’s body weight to automatically provide the right amount of recline for every individual, every time. Its groundbreaking mechanism-free recline action leverages two parts of the chair’s frame to provide automatic, balanced support throughout the full range of motion for maximum support.
• Responsive Backrest: Diffrient developed the chair’s back using the laws of physics, which eliminates the requirement for a separate lumbar support, which tends to create a pressure point and requires manual adjustment. With patented Form Sensing Mesh Technology, the backrest perfectly conforms to the sitter’s entire back as if custom made for them.
• Sitting on Air: A truly lightweight chair, Diffrient World replaces the standard cushion seat with a low-abrasion, non-stretch mesh. To maximize comfort, Diffrient eliminated the front edge of the chair, solving a perennial problem of hard edges placing pressure on the knees and contact stress behind the thighs, allowing long-term comfort and total supports for every sitter.
Mechanism-free recline action provides automatic, balanced support at all points throughout recline
Form-Sensing Mesh Technology features tri-panel, non-stretch mesh construction for body-hugging comfort
Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing while providing ultimate breathability
A high quality, affordable task chair with minimal parts
Warranty: Textiles & Mesh – 5 years of single shift use; All other components – 15 years 24/7 use Warranty: Textiles & Mesh – 5 years of single shift use; All other components – 15 years 24/7 use