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Diffrient World Chair by Humanscale

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The World Chair is the most minimal, full-function task chair ever made.

Diffrient World Chair by Humanscale

Our Price: $ 1,044.00
+ Free Shipping

Diffrient World Chair by Humanscale
designed by Niels Diffrient

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The world of furniture designers always faces a trade-off between simplicity and versatility when creating a new product. An ergonomic chair that is simple and intuitive usually sacrifices versatility and adjustability, while a highly versatile chair is rarely simple to use. In the Diffrient World Chair, ergonomics pioneer and renowned industrial designer Niels Diffrient has achieved an unprecedented combination of simplicity and versatility.

The World Chair has two manual adjustments- one for seat depth and one for seat height, but these aren't the only elements of the chair that adjust. All the other adjustments react automatically to your movements. Its patented form-sensing 3-panel mesh back conforms to your back, eliminating the need for the often intrusive external lumbar support. It also features a weight-sensitive recline mechanism that delivers support at every point of recline.

Diffrient World Chair Features1. Self-Adjusting Recline

  • Eliminates the need for recline locks and resistance knobs, creating a clean aesthetic
  • Regardless of the user's weight, the World Chair's recline mechanism delivers an appropriate amount of support and resistance during recline
  • User maintains a near-constant eye level while reclining

2. Pivoting Backrest

  • Extra backrest motion automatically adjusts to the movements of the spine
  • Adapts automatically to provide additional lumbar support as needed

3. Form-Sensing Mesh Technology

  • No external lumbar devices to adjust depending on your sitting position
  • Trip-panel, non-stretch mesh construction creates body fitting contours and self-adjusting lumbar support for automatic, customized fit
  • Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing
  • Can be replaced as needed if another user should the World Chair changes users

4. Form-Fitting Seat

  • Frameless front edge eliminates contact stress behind the knees
  • Adjustable seat depth in the World Chair accommodates a wide range of users
  • Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing

5. Armrests

  • Adjustable or fixed armrests connect to the backrest instead of the seat to stay with the body during recline
  • Optional height-adjustable armrests for custom arm support
  • Armless model also available

6. Body Fit

  • The Diffrient World Chair automatically customizes recline resistance and lumbar support for every user
  • Size-to-fit settings for seat height and seat depth

7. Casters

  • Standard casters for hard surfaces
  • Optional soft casters or glides


Aluminum and plastic, made from 97 percent recycled content


  • Height: 36.5" - 41.5"
  • Width: 24"
  • Seat height: 16" - 21"
  • Seat depth: 16.5" - 20"

Humanscale Warranty

General Warranty

Care Instructions

Diffrient World Chair Care Instructions

The Humanscale Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Function, simplicity, and longevity, and sustainability are at the core of all our designs. When thinking through the design and manufacturing of each product, we carefully consider the materials and resources used, in aim of creating an overall Net Positive impact.

Their award-winning office solutions, including self-adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting, inspire movement and support the user in every posture.

Humanscale's Environmental Policy