Diffrient Smart Chair

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Utilizing Humanscale’s Form-Sensing Mesh Technology, Diffrient Smart’s backrest has a tri-panel fit much like a custom-tailored shirt, providing exceptional, instant lumbar support. Featuring Humanscale’s patented weight-sensitive, mechanism-free recline, Smart automatically adjusts to the body weight of each sitter to provide perfect recline support. Further maximizing the ergonomic range of motion, Diffrient Smart’s high-performance armrests allow users to move their arms backward and forward, as well as inward and outward.

Diffrient Smart Back

Designer insight

Industrial design legend, Niels Diffrient, shares his inspiration and motivation behind creating his latest mesh seating solution

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Features
 

1)     self-adjusting recline

-Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides
the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion,
regardless of user size and weight

smart features-No tension springs to adjust
-No recline locks to set/release
-During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
-User maintains near constant eye level during recline

2)     Pivoting Backrest

-Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine.
-Provides additional lumbar support as needed
 

3)     form-sensing mesh back

-Tri-panel, non-stretch mesh construction creates body-fitting contours and self-adjusting lumbar support for a customized fit
-No external lumbar devices to adjust, break or lose
-Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing
-Modular for easy replacement

4)     standard cylinder

-Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population
 

5)     contoured seat cushion

-Carefully sculpted to match body contours
-Increased contact area reduces pressure points
-Modular for easy replacement
 

6)     Body Fit

-Size-adjustable to fit more than 95% of the population
-Form-sensing lumbar support
-Manual adjustments for fit-to-size:
  
-Seat height: 5" adjustment range
  
-Seat depth: 3" adjustment range
 

7)     casters

-3" casters for carpeted floors

 

Physical Characteristics

Cushions

  • Non-stretch, tri-panel mesh back
  • Molded polyurethane foam seat cushion
  • Duron arm pads
  •  
  • Seats upholstered with a variety of materials customized to the unique form of the cushion

Cushion Pan, Back Frame, Five-Arm Base

  • Injection-molded, structural, integral color plastics
  • Optional stainless steel caps on base

External Frame

  • Die-cast aluminum with fused plastic coating or polished aluminum finish

Stored Energy Devices

  • Stored Energy Devices
  • Nitrogen-charged gas cylinder for adjustable seat height
  • Coil spring in the self-adjusting recline mechanism
    Torsion spring in the pivoting backrest

Optional Foot Ring

  • Chrome-plated steel

Standard Features

Self-Adjusting Recline

  • Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set/release
  • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
  • User maintains near-constant eye level during recline

Pivoting Backrest

  • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine
  • Provides additional lumbar support as needed

Form-Sensing Mesh

  • Tri-panel, non-stretch mesh construction creates body-fitting contours and self-adjusting lumbar support for a customized fit
  • No external lumbar devices to adjust, break or lose
  • Low-abrasion mesh protects clothing
  • Modular for easy replacement

Standard Cylinder

  • Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population

Contoured Seat Cushion

  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement

Body Fit

  • Size adjustable to fit more than 95% of the population
  • Form-sensing mesh provides perfect lumbar support—automatically
  • Manual adjustments for fit-to-size:
    • Seat Height: 5” adjustment range
    • Seat Depth: 3” adjustment range

Casters

  • 3” casters for carpeted floors


Optional Features

Armrest Options

  • Armless
  • Fixed armrests
  • Height-adjustable armrests with 5” range of adjustment

Cylinder Options

  • Low cylinder for small users
  • Tall cylinder for very tall users
  • High cylinder with foot ring

Fireproofing

  • CAL 133-approved
    • Fireproof barrier between textile and foam
    • Fire-retardant plastics

Caster Options

  • Soft casters for hard floors
  • Non-rolling glides for fixed location use

Polished Base Caps

  • Stainless steel caps on five-star base for wear protection and aesthetic appeal

Foot Ring

  • Polished finish
  • Height-adjustable
  • 18" or 21" diameter

 

Specifications

Diffrient Smart Chair Specifications

CODE DESCRIPTION MEASUREMENT
a Seat Depth
(from face of lumbar to front of seat)
16" – 19"
b Seat Height
(floor to compressed front center of seat cushion)
16” – 21” standard chair
15.25” – 19” low chair
17” – 22.25”  tall chair
20.5” – 28.5” high cylinder with foot ring
c Seat Width 21.5"
d Backrest Height
(from seat cushion to top of backrest)
22.5"
e Backrest Width 19"
f Armrest Height
(from compressed seat cushion to top of armrest)
8.75” fixed
6” – 10.5” adjustable
g Armrest Length 12.25" standard
h Distance between Armrests 19" standard
i Height 39.5” – 44.75” standard chair
38.5” – 43.5” low-cylinder chair
40.5” – 46” tall cylinder chair
j Base Diameter 26"
k Chair Width 26.5"

Scope of Users

  • Conference/Task chair fits 95% of the office
    population
    – 5’0” (152cm) Woman to 6’4” (193cm) Man
    – 100 to 300 lbs. (45.4kg – 136kg)
  • Users outside the standard height range can
    be accommodated by Low or Tall Cylinder

Weight

34 lbs

Tilt & Recline

18° recline plus 8° backrest tilt

Reference Angle betwen Seat and Back

100° to 124°

Warranty Information

15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads:  5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty

 

Diffrient Smart ChairWe work hard to ensure that our environmental philosophy is reflected in each product we create. With our Design for Environment protocol, our designers and engineers examine the environmental impact of every choice made throughout the design process—from initial concept through final production. We invite you to read more.

A selection of sustainability highlights for the Diffrient Smart:

  • Recycled Content: 39% post-consumer, 23% pre-consumer
  • Weighs as little as 40 pounds, minimizing its carbon footprint in shipping
  • Made of only 90 parts—fewer parts makes it is easier to disassemble and recycle
  • Modular cushions for easy replacement
  • Learn more about how we work to extend the life of our products through both design and engineering so they won’t need to be replaced often
  • Designed for easy disassembly with clear recycling instructions
  • Ships in packaging that contains recycled content or blanket-wrapped, when feasible
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
  • ANSI/BIFMA level® 2 certified
  • Close the Loop program ensures that every product ends its useful life with a minimal environmental impact

 

Can help projects achieve valuable LEED credits >

 

Black

Black with Brushed Aluminum

Dark Gray with Brushed Aluminum

Frame Black World Frame: Black Frame Black World Frame: Black Armpads World Gray Frame: Dark Gray
Armpads World Black Armpads: Black Armpads World Black Armpads: Black Armpads World Gray Armpads: Dark Gray

Armpads World Black

Trim: Black
(No base caps)

Basecaps World Brushed Steel

Base Caps and Trim:
Brushed Aluminum

Basecaps World Brushed Steel

Base Caps and Trim:
Brushed Aluminum

 

 

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