The Diffrient World Task Chair is Humanscale's first foray into the all-mesh task seating market. Like the Liberty Task Chair, the Diffrient World Task Chair features a tri-panel mesh back that hugs the body and provides built-in lumber support. Named for the designer Niels Diffrient, the Diffrient World Task Chair has mechanism-free recline action that provides the end user with automatic, balanced support throughout the full range of recline. Intuitive and comfortable, the Diffrient World Task Chair creates the ultimate user-friendly experience.
The Diffrient World Task Chair is available with a standard 5" cylinder and hard casters for use on carpeted floors. Includes 15 year warranty for 24/7 use.
Founded in 1983, Humanscale has cultivated a solid reputation as a design and innovation leader in the world of ergonomics. Humanscale made its first significant mark as an innovator with the introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems in the late 1990s. Over the past twenty years, Humanscale has added lighting, seating, and other ergonomic accessories to their brand. By continuing to create ergonomic products such as the Diffrient World Task Chair, Humanscale remains a leader in their field.
Additional features and fabrics for the Diffrient World Task Chair are available for purchase. Please call our sales department to order: (800) 236-9100.
Material(s): Aluminum, steel, plastic
Dimensions: 26" W X 24" D X 36.5"-41.5" H Seat Height: 16"-21"
We love the comfort and back support for a day of sitting at the desk.
By: James R., Homeowner (Santa Monica, CA)
We purchased the product because my wife works from home, and she has been having some back trouble with our old chair, which was just a second hand junker. We visited a few retail sites to try out all of the office chairs available, and she felt this one was the most supportive and slick looking (important for her!). We would have purchased at one of the physical retail sites, but we didn't feel the salespeople were being very attentive. So, we went online to search and stumbled upon Yliving. We discovered not only a site that had the chair we wanted, but we also found a site that carries a lot of beautiful furniture and accessories that we really like. The site, service, and delivery were top notch as well. So, the chair fit our needs perfectly due to its support and style (and competitive price), and the yliving site caught our attention with its site, selection, and service - good buy, very satisfied, will order again.
Very comfortable and simple to operate, but plastic frame should be higher quality finish.
By: Lynne, Homeowner (New York, NY)
While this chair is very comfortable, and the mechanisms are simple to operate, the molded plastic frame is not finished nicely, and looks crude and cheap. The arms are easy to raise and lower, but the grooved area in the plastic should be finished better.
Pretty Good Chair
By: Coach Matlock (Georgia)
It's hard to completely review this chair after only half of a month's use. Overall, it's very comfortable and light, while slightly firm in the back. I use my chair for work. I'm usually at my desk 4-5 days a week for at least 8 hours each day, sometimes more. I've always had a fake-leather "executive" desk chair from a office supply store, and I felt like those kind of chairs did not provide the type of support I need. I have some lower back pain, and I was hoping to find a better, more comfortable, "ergonomic" chair. I'm pretty big (6-2, 200lbs). So, this chair is a little small for me. It supports me well, but the seat back stops below my shoulder blades. This may be better for me than a chair back that extends to my head; I'll see. The fabric on the seat and on the chair back appears to be very durable. The seat fabric is very smooth, and I doubt it will cause any extra wear on my pants than what any other chair would cause. The seat back material, however, is much coarser. It seems that it will probably cause more wear on my shirts than a leather or cloth chair. Again, I'm not sure about this because I haven't had my chair that long, but it just feels that way. I also wonder how well these materials will hold up under long-term use. They may do better than leather, but I doubt it. The seat is very comfortable. It gives slightly, but is not "cushy." Again, the chair back is firm, but the mesh material does mold to your back and gives somewhat. I've read reviews of this chair, saying that it feels like it is trying to eject you from the seat. That is partially true, at first anyway. It definitely takes some getting used to, but eventually, I've come to like that firm supportive feeling. The chair back is stretchy, but not extremely so. If you've read anything about these chairs, you know that when you lean back, the chair back tilts, while the bottom slides forward. This is much different that the typical reclining desk chair that simply leans back. I haven't decided if this is more comfortable than the typical recliner. It seems that this chair's tilting/sliding is better for my back and for keeping me awake and alert, while the typical recliner is more comfortable, but possibly not as good for my back (or my productivity). In other words, this chair is probably better for work, while a typical recliner might be better for relaxing and watching TV. One minor complaint I have is that the armrests are pretty small. Mine are adjustable, but anything other than the highest setting is way too low to be useful to me. The armrests are padded, but they're pretty firm. Another very minor complaint is that this chair doesn't look like an "executive" desk chair. I hate to seem shallow, but if you spend $600.00 on a chair, you sort of want it to look like it cost that much. It looks very cool and contemporary, but nobody is going to walk in my office and say, "Wow, nice chair!" Again, that is a VERY minor complaint. Obviously, the cost is a huge factor with this chair. I debated whether to spend this much money for a long time. After sitting in a hundred chairs at office supply store that cost under $200, I determined that those chairs just weren't that great for support. You would think you could find something in between the cost of this chair and those chairs. Despite the money, I do not regret at all buying this chair. I think it is helping ease my lower back pain, and I do feel more alert at work. When I've been sitting for an extended period of time and I get up, I don't have as much trouble adjusting as I did with my old cushy leather chair. PROS: Comfortable, Small footprint, Lightweight, Provides excellent back support, Cool, contemporary look CONS: Firm seat back (not necessarily a bad thing, but it's just different from what I'm used to), Small size for an "executive desk chair," especially for a larger-sized person, Expensive, Small armrests, Doesn't look like a $600 chair. This Humanscale World Diffri
Founded in 1983, Humanscale has cultivated a solid reputation as a design and innovation leader in the world of ergonomics. Humanscale made its first significant mark as an innovator with the introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems in the late 1990s. Over the past twenty years, Humanscale has added lighting, seating, and other ergonomic accessories to their selection.
Humanscale took the contract furniture industry by storm with the introduction of the Freedom Chair in 1999. Designed by ergonomics pioneer, Niels Diffrient, the Freedom Chair broke new ground by combining functionality with minimal manual controls and utilizing mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each end user automatically. The Freedom Chair solidified Humanscale's reputation and has remained at the top of the industry for over ten years.
In wake of the Freedom Chair's success, Humanscale has introduced an entire line of ergonomic seating including the Liberty Chair and Diffrient Chair. Humanscale's seating solutions have become so notable they have gained attention from Hollywood, gracing the sets of hit television shows and films.
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