September’s Featured Chair
According to its designer Niels Diffrient the Humanscale Liberty task chair was based on the idea that a chair should be fully functional, yet minimal, and be made from mesh. The Liberty task chair in essence is a highly functional mesh task chair with curved lines and a very modern look and feel. The backrest comprises of three mesh non stretch panels. Diffrient worked closely with textile designer Elizabeth Whelan. The design was based on the concept of a tailored man’s shirt. The Liberty office chair is designed with mechanism-free recline, that is weight sensitive. The chair therefore provides responsive lumbar support without the need for external devices or manual adjustments.
The story behind the chair
According to its designer Niels Diffrient –
“I’ve always insisted that the back adjust to the person and we have this unique Form Sensing Mesh that will accommodate any body shape and give you appropriate back support. Whether you’re short, tall, wide, narrow, the back will accommodate you.”
Humanscale’s Liberty chair is designed to adjust to the user. Their products adjust to the user, making work more comfortable. With fewer parts than traditional task chairs, the Liberty chair has a timeless and environmentally friendly design.