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Humanscale Diffrient World Chair

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Reinventing the chair.... Again!

Quick ship chairs go out in 10 business days. Click here for custom chair orders.

Humanscale has once again partnered with the great chair designer and engineer Niels Diffrient to create the all new Diffrient World chair. The patent-pending form-sensing mesh technology coupled with a light frame and unmatched ergonomic design already have the Diffrient World being called "the ultimate chair".

Humanscale has always focused on creating products with unmatched functionality and performance and at the same time keeping physical usage simple and practical. The Diffrient World chair features the perfect combination of cutting-edge design, simplicity of use, and component sustainability.

Designing a chair that meets the highest Humanscale quality standards and matches the ergonomics and comfort of both the Liberty and Freedom chairs is no easy task. Now, imagine designing that same chair with as few parts as possible and while keeping the environmental in mind. It took one of the world's greatest designers over 10 years to develop such a chair. At only 25 pounds, with only 8 major components, and using nearly 100% recycled materials, Humanscale introduces the simplest, smartest and most sustainable task chair on the planet.


  • Designed to fit over 95% of the office population, from the 5' woman to the 6'4" man
  • Rated for users from 100lbs to 300lbs
  • 15 year, 24/7 warranty
  • Only 2 manual settings, all other fitting and adjustments are automatic
  • About half the environmental impact of other office chairs
  • 97% recyclable
  • Cal 133-approved
  • May contribute to numerous LEED credits
  • Shipping dimensions: 40" x 28" x 28" 25lbs

Click here to read Contract Magazine's early review of the Humanscale Diffrient World chair. (Any pop-up blocking software you may have must be disabled to view the review)

Ergo Depot is an authorized Humanscale dealer.

All chairs and Ergo Tools are covered by the full Humanscale factory warranty.

For more information contact Ergo Depot or Humanscale(800-400-0625).

Upholstery Options:

The upholstery and mesh options listed in the dropdown menu are currently approved for use with the World chair. Please check back periodically as we will update the available options as they are approved by Humanscale.

For a complete list of Humanscale upholstery and mesh options, please visit our Humanscale upholstery page.

1. Self-Adjusting Recline

  • Using the laws of physics, the mechanism-free design automatically provides customized support and resistance based on each user.
  • No adjustments, knobs, or locks.
  • Consistent eye-level is maintained throughout recline.

2. Pivoting Backrest

  • Added backrest motion senses and adjusts to changing needs of the spine.
  • Automatically adapts to needs for additional lumbar support.

3. Form-sensing Mesh Technology

  • A customized fit is provided by tri-panel, non-stretch mesh that forms to the body and creates self-adjusting lumbar support.
  • Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing.

4. Upholstered Seat

  • Frameless front edge eliminates pressure on the back of thighs.
  • Traditional foam and upholstery construction.

5. Armrests

  • Standard with no arms.
  • Available with adjustable or fixed armrests that connect to the backrest rather than the seat. This provides consistent support throughout the recline.

6. Body Fit

  • Designed to fit most office workers.
  • Alternate lift heights available to accommodate varying user heights.
  • Recline automatically adjusts depending on weight of user.
  • Mesh back and seat contours to user's body.
  • Adjustable armrests available.

7. Casters

  • Standard with hard casters.
  • Optional soft casters or non-rolling glides.

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Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Back doesn't like this chair after 2+ hours September 27, 2015
Reviewer: Michael from Connecticut  
I have a disc problem and sciatica.. I tried this chair in a hotel room and I liked it. I decided to buy it but I have realized that compared to my work chair which I describe later, that doesn't give me any back soreness this chair makes my back and sciatica sore.
After about a year of having the chair I am about to sell it and I bought the same chair that I have at work that has so much more support and configurations (Steelcase Leap v2 Fabric). With that chair I can be sitting for 8h with almost no fatigue or soreness. With Diffrient World Chair I feel the soreness if I have breaks every hour or so. Steelcase is somewhat more expensive and heavier but I think it is worth it since it also provides back curvature configuration and you can also add a head rest too.

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Great chair for small people July 11, 2013
Reviewer: Helga V from New York City  
I've finally found a chair appropriately scaled for people on the smaller side.  Light, supportive and comfortable.  Looks great too with my white frame!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
I love this chair December 3, 2012
Reviewer: Rob Lafrinere from Philadelphia  
The designed elements of the chair are genius especially the mechanism that allows the chair to adjust the backrest tension to different user weights automatically. Im 6'4" and my wife is 5'6" and the chair feels like it was designed for each of us.
The only bad thing I can say about this chair is the plastic parts on the chair are a little cheaper looking in person compared to the online photos. However its only if you really look close and for this price the chair is still a steal. I recommend it to all my graphic design friends and colleuges.

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Ehhhh...not great support November 8, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Denver  
I sit in this chair 40 hours a week.  After sitting in the chair for about 5 months I've noticed that my back is sore, and my neck is stiff.  I think the chair is contributing to these issues.  There is no high back support.  The chair looks nice, but I am not sold on the ergonomics of this chair, it is not good for my back.

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Great chair. Less is more! July 2, 2012
Reviewer: Ben K from Pearl River, LA  
I've used both the Liberty and Freedom Humanscale chairs over my career and I must say I have fallen in love with this Diffrient World Chair.  Simple, comfortable and cute as a button!  I like the direction that Humanscale is heading with their seating.

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