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Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. Our award-winning office solutions – including self adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting – inspire movement and support the user in their every posture.

Humanscale's Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. We regularly partner with esteemed industrial designers and are known for our history of collaboration with the iconic designer Niels Diffrient. Our innovations have been honored with more than 200 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art.

Sustainability of both design and materials is at the heart of what we do, and we solve functional problems as simply and elegantly as possible while consuming less of the Earth’s limited resources.


Humanscale is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance ergonomic products for the workplace.

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Task chairs as seen at Orgatec 2018

Task chairs under review at Orgatec 2018

What would a workplace furniture trade show be without a deep dive into the latest innovations in task chairs? We take a look at the latest releases in Cologne.

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

Digital eye strain during work has become the new normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Mindfulness aside, ergonomics could be one of the key solutions to improving ocular health. Humanscale has answers.

Do our ergonomic standards need a rethink?

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a New Age for Australian ergonomics

Does Australia’s approach to ergonomics need to be reassessed? According to the experts at Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting, our Ergonomics Standards is in dire need of critical overhaul.

Australian Standards in ergonomics

The Australian Standards are putting workers at risk: Here’s why Humanscale is changing Australian ergonomics

By definition, the Australian Standards champion standardised approaches to design and engineering. What is the role of such guidelines in ergonomics, where flexibility and non-standard design are the goal?

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a new age for Australian ergonomics

“Good ergonomic workplace design will increase productivity by an average of 12 per cent.”– Dr Alan Hedge.

How did we get here? A brief recent history of seating design

Ergonomics and product design – especially in the commercial sector – has always had a strong relationship, but how does ergonomics push the possibilities of design?

Forget Everything You Know About Wellbeing In The Workplace And Pay Attention

So, you think you know how to design for health in the workplace? Think again.

What Went Down At NeoCon?

Biophilic design, privacy, adaptable furniture and technology were among the trends spotted at NeoCon this year.

Salone 2017: The RE:CHARGE Café by Todd Bracher for Humanscale

If you happen to be at this year’s Salone, why not stop by the Humanscale RE:CHARGE Café at Fuorisalone, a nature-inspired oasis that strives to physically and mentally re-energise visitors in a carefully curated and researched space.

Todd Bracher Vessel Humanscale | Indesignlive

Cologne Convos: Industrial Designer, Todd Bracher

Launched at this year’s Orgatec, we chat with industrial designer Todd Bracher on the ground for his latest innovation, the Vessel Light For Humanscale.

In Profile: Todd Bracher

We chat to designer Todd Bracher about the Trea Chair, a universal and multipurpose chair produced by Humanscale that speaks a modern and timeless design language.

Orgatec 2014 – IDL

David Granger attends Orgatec 2014, spotting two distinct types of exhibitors.

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Do you know the biggest risk factor you’re currently facing? You might be shocked

Employers and corporations are acknowledging the value of ergonomics and its direct impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of their employees. So, what’s ahead?

Humanscale Ergonomic consulting

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Humanscale’s Ergonomic Consulting assists organisations with the development and implementation of cost-effective ergonomics programs. Here we discover their unique approach to improving wellbeing at work.

What’s the future of ergonomics? We ask the experts: Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting

As architecture and design becomes more attuned to the value of flexibility, ergonomics have come to the forefront of conversations about design. What does this mean for the ergonomics discipline moving forward?

economics of ergonomics

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

How does ergonomics affect economics? Humanscale shows us how improved ergonomic behaviours can improve business performance and individual wellbeing.

Humanscale's secret to sitting

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Thanks to advances in technology and new working behaviours taking place across the world, the discipline of ergonomics continues to evolve. Here we talk to the ergonomic experts at Humanscale Consulting to find out how improved ergonomics is creating a new culture of best practice.

Here’s Why Humanscale STILL Rules The World Of Seating!

The visual simplicity of Humanscale’s chairs belies the state-of the-art technology that allows them to adjust to every user – hardly a knob or lever required!

Humanscale Workstation

Isn’t It Time Your Workstation Did Some Work?

Should we have to always rearrange our workstations every time to alleviate bad design? Maybe it’s about time that our products empower the end user!

ECONOMICS OF ERGONOMICS: THE IMPORTANCE OF PROACTIVE ERGONOMIC PROGRAMS IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE

Schiavello and Humanscale present Economics of Ergonomics with Professor Alan Hedge, one of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics. Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, Hedge discusses the importance of proactive ergonomic programs in the modern workplace.