World One is an updated version of Niels renowned World chair, the most minimal, yet fully-functional task chair ever made. Featuring the same innovative tri-panel mesh backrest and weight-sensitive recline as its predecessor, World One is a cost-effective solution that delivers unmatched ergonomic support and the ultimate user-friendly sitting experience.
Like all Humanscale chairs, the World One’s design eliminates the need for traditional mechanisms by using the laws of physics and the sitter’s body weight to offer a perfect recline. World One features armrests that are attached to the back of the chair and move with the user, providing custom comfort throughout the workday. A high-value task chair with minimal parts, World One was built with longevity in mind to look as good in ten years as it does today.
This special promotional pre-configured product includes the following:
- Height Adjustable Arms
- Black Frame
- Mesh Back and Seat - Cascade Black
- Standard Casters for Hard Surfaces
- 5 inch Cylinder
- Height: 90.4 to 103.5 cm / 35.6 to 40.75 inch
- Seat Height: 39.6 to 52.7 cm / 15.6 to 20.75 inch
- Width: 65 cm / 25.75 inch
- Tri-panel, non-stretch mesh construction creates body-fitting contours and self-adjusting lumbar support for an automatic, customized fit
- Provides appropriate support and automatic resistance regardless of user’s size
- No unnecessary recline locks or tension springs to set or adjust
- No external lumbar devices to adjust, break or lose
- Size-adjustable to fit the widest range of body sizes
- Frame-less front edge eliminates contact stress behind the knee
- Standard casters for hard surfaces
- Designed for users up to 300 lbs
- Warranty: 7 Years (Parts/Components) & 3 Years (Arm Pad/Textile)
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.
Humanscale World One Chair (Quickship) Designed by:
- 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.