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Humanscale Unveils Sustainable Task Chair, Path
Office furniture designer and manufacturer Humanscale has unveiled Path, the company’s most sustainable task chair.
Designed by Todd Bracher and the Humanscale Design Studio, the Path chair is composed of nearly twenty-two pounds of recycled content, which includes ocean plastic, post-consumer plastic bottles, and post-industrial material. Each Path contains almost ten pounds of ocean plastic, a majority of which are reclaimed fishing nets, the most harmful of all ocean plastic.
In addition to being a continuation of Humanscale's commitment to sustainability, the chair builds on the brand's pioneering seating technology, which uses the sitter's weight and form to adjust perfectly to every body without the need to operate complicated manual controls. The task chair's design and functionality also seamlessly integrate into a variety of interior spaces for homes and businesses alike. Path is available for order at humanscale.com, directly with a Humanscale representative, or at an authorized retailer, including Wayfair, Pottery Barn, and 2Modern.
"Humanscale was founded on the idea that design has the potential to bring joy, health, and comfort to people's lives," remarks Bob King, founder and CEO, Humanscale. "Design must also play a critical role in reversing the damage done to our environment. The Path chair represents 'a new path forward' in design, prioritizing the manufacturing of products that not only create comfortable, beautiful working environments but also push forward our use of sustainable materials and manufacturing techniques. Path joins 25 other products in our line that go beyond net zero, and are certified climate positive. This means each Path purchased removes 6 kg of CO2e from the atmosphere, replenishes 15 gallons of water, and generates 23 kWh of energy."
Path is Todd Bracher Studio's third collaboration with Humanscale, who has partnered with the pioneering brand since 2007. "Path was born from the vision of delivering world-class, inclusive ergonomics, responsibly considered, into a relevant user experience for contemporary work culture," said Bracher. "We sought to develop a quiet design solution that is perfectly in tune with the versatile nature of modern office architecture while making no compromise on its ability to solve complex and critical ergonomic needs."
Available in a variety of finishes and textiles suitable for the home or office. Base models start at $1,198 (armless), have a 15-year warranty, and come in 32 colorways, 3 textiles (3D knit, Lotus, and chrome-free leather), and four finishes.