How Humanscale is Revolutionizing Commercial Furniture in the UK
For facilities and office managers in the UK, finding commercial furniture that is functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing can be a challenge.
But thanks to the innovative designs of Humanscale, a commercial furniture manufacturer based in New York City, the search for the perfect furniture might be over.
Allow us to introduce you to one of our favorite manufacturers... Both in their design aesthetic and the ability for us to refurbish it sustainably once you are done with it.
Known for their philosophy of good design and sustainability, Humanscale has become a favorite among business owners around the world.
At the core of Humanscale's philosophy is the idea that good design achieves more with less. The Humanscale Design Studio, based in New York City, carefully considers materials and resources used in the design and manufacturing process, aiming to create an overall Net Positive impact. This philosophy not only leads to beautiful, functional designs, but also makes it possible for businesses to make a positive impact on the environment with their furniture purchases.
One of our favorite products from Humanscale is their collaboration with the legendary designer Niels Diffrient. Diffrient designed many of their task chairs, including the iconic Freedom chair, the first self-adjusting chair without manual knobs and levers.
This chair revolutionized office seating with its freedom of movement, ergonomic design, and unmatched comfort. With this chair, Humanscale set a new standard for comfort and functionality in commercial furniture.
At the time I am writing this blog, we have quite a few in stock. These have been sustainably refurbished and you can pick one (or ten) up at a fraction of buying new.
Sustainability is a crucial aspect of Humanscale's philosophy, as well. Their BEAM Handprint Program helps companies reduce the amount of office equipment and materials wasted downsizing or moving projects. This program, now just starting in the UK, reduces product waste... Leading to fewer greenhouse gas emissions from the production of new raw materials and less decomposition in landfills.
By providing alternatives to landfill disposal, Humanscale ultimately extends the useful life of products, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and minimizes end-user expenses.
But Humanscale's commitment to sustainability doesn't stop there. The company also ensures that their products are free from harmful chemicals and materials, using only non-toxic materials and finishes. This commitment to sustainability has earned Humanscale numerous awards and certifications, including the Cradle to Cradle certification and BIFMA level certification. We take on this same level of commitment to materials when we refurbish any items at The Office Crowd. Making sure to use low VOC glues and solvents, as well as high quality materials.
Humanscale's philosophy of good design, sustainability, and longevity has led to some of the most coveted pieces of commercial furniture in the world.
Their innovative designs, including the iconic Freedom chair, and their commitment to sustainability make them a favorite among businesses around the world.
For facilities and office managers in the UK looking for functional, comfortable, and environmentally friendly commercial furniture, Human Scale is the perfect choice.