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Humanscale Diffrient Occasional Chair

Brand

humanscale
Starting at: $610.00 CAD
$610.00 CAD
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Description

Diffrient Occasional is a stackable multipurpose chair that is suitable for a variety of office and group settings. A strong, linear backrest made with proprietary non-stretch mesh creates a three-dimensional form - fitting the user like a perfectly tailored shirt. MORE INFO

Product Options

  • Diffrient Occasional for Liberty
  • Diffrient Occasional for Smart
  • Diffrient Occasional for World
  • Black 10
  • Carbon 11
  • Platinum 14
  • Green 41
  • Atlantic 51
  • Amber 81
  • Alloy 12
  • Topaz 32
  • White 01
  • Silver 02
  • Graphite 03
  • Black 10
  • Cadmium Yellow 34
  • Citron 43
  • Cyan 58
  • Crimson 74
  • Black 10
  • Bayberry 35
  • Cornflower 50
  • Poppy Seed 1A
  • Caraway 1B
  • Platinum 14
  • Zinc 19
  • Black 10
  • Graphite 12
  • Dark Brown 21
  • Thalo 52
  • Medium Gray 56
  • Navy 57
  • Azure 58
  • Parma Red 78
  • Pumpkin 86
  • Black 101
  • Graphite 102
  • Sage 415
  • Navy 507
  • Black 101
  • Graphite 102
  • Ash 106
  • Light Grey 114
  • Seal 202
  • Beech 211
  • Mahogany 212
  • Moss 404
  • Grass 407
  • Greenwood 414
  • Navy 507
  • Periwinkle 607
  • Pomegranate 713
  • Black 101
  • White 128
  • Shale 158
  • Hematite 182
  • Umber 2C4
  • Walnut 281
  • Ochre 302
  • Verdant 459
  • Navy 507
  • Plum 603
  • Crocus 608
  • Eggplant 624
  • Earth Red 757
  • Lucky Red 758
  • Black 101
  • Charcoal 197
  • Walnut 281
  • Wheat 315
  • Green 463
  • Navy 507
  • Storm 556
  • Horizon 568
  • Harvest Orange 816
  • Ebony 111
  • Pewter 115
  • Chocolate 208
  • Goldenrod 305
  • Olive 406
  • Pear 411
  • Arbor 413
  • Persian 517
  • Oxblood 712
  • Black 111
  • Miso 429
  • Terra 458
  • Sasso Nero 1A7
  • Aveto 2E8
  • Mantefalcone 2F0

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$610.00 CAD
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Diffrient Occasional is a stackable multipurpose chair that is suitable for a variety of office and group settings. A strong, linear backrest made with proprietary non-stretch mesh creates a three-dimensional form - fitting the user like a perfectly tailored shirt.

MATERIALS:

  • Made predominantly from lightweight, 100% recycled aluminum
  • Chrome 3 for plated-finish option
  • Humanscale textiles are developed without harmful PFC (perfluorinated chemical) coatings typically used for stain resistance

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 93.2 cm / 36.7 Inch
  • Width: 58.9 cm / 23.2 Inch
  • Depth: 53.8 cm / 21.2 Inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • The lightweight chairs can be stacked up to five high for easy storage
  • Long-lasting frame and durable urethane arms resist damage, even when moved and stacked
  • Mesh pattern can be configured to match our Diffrient World task chair for a consistent aesthetic
Brand
Humanscale

The best designs in the world are based on purpose and function. When a design solves a functional problem, as simply and elegantly as possible, the resulting form will be honest and timeless. Uncompromising performance-centric design in its purest form is at the heart of every Humanscale solution. Each of our ergonomic products is designed for uncomplicated use, maximum comfort, a long serviceable life, and a minimal environmental footprint. And that’s why they look good, too.

Designer
Humanscale Diffrient Occasional Chair Designed by:
  • Niels Diffrient
Niels Diffrient

Niels Diffrient

6 September 1928 – 8 June 2013

Throughout his life, Diffrient was instrumental in the mid-century modern design movement, working with revered designers whom he considered colleagues and friends including Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Charles Eames, Marco Zanuso and Henry Dreyfuss. Diffrient had more than 50 patents and 75 awards, including the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the 1996 Chrysler Design Award. Diffrient was also recognized as a Royal Designer for Industry (Hon RDI) by the British Royal Society of Arts in 1987. His vast industrial design portfolio included work with AT & T, Honeywell, John Deere, Knoll and American Airlines.

His partnership with Humanscale began in 1998, with the development of the Freedom chair. Setting a new standard for ergonomic task chairs, Freedom changed the way people sit. Always true to his core values on design, Diffrient said in a New York Times article, “Why would you design something if it didn't improve the human condition?” Diffrient believed that chairs should adjust to the user, not the other way around—and this was evident in all of his designs including the Liberty, Diffrient World and his latest chair, Diffrient Smart. Founder and CEO of Humanscale Robert King said, “Niels believed in the importance of function and knew that great design must be driven by it. This is why his products often transcend any specific time or place.” His industrial design career began with an early interest in architecture and design, which he studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He later earned a Fulbright to study design in Milan with Marco Zanusso, with whom he worked to design the award winning Borletti sewing machine. Following his return to the United States, Diffrient worked as an industrial designer with Henry Dreyfuss at his firm, which Diffrient later led until 1980.

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