The Freedom Headrest chair was designed by Humanscale in collaboration with the late Niels Diffrient, while the other two collections – WellGuard Separation Panels and QuickStand Eco – were developed solely by the furniture brand to help improve wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.
Freedom Headrest is an office chair designed by Humanscale and Diffrient to automatically adapt to the changing posture of the sitter. It incorporates an automatic recline mechanism and a headrest that work together to provide total support of a person's spine.
The chair was intended to offer a more ergonomic alternative to conventional office seats, which are typically reliant on awkward dials and levers for posture adjustments.
One of the two collections of desk equipment on show is the QuickStand Eco – an adjustable stand for laptops and computers that encourage people who work at desks to move between sitting and standing positions.
Humanscale's intention is to support the creation of "active workstations" in offices, which can help to reduce the negative effects of sedentary behaviour and simultaneously boost productivity.
It is available in three sizes and two different colours and, as its name suggests, it is made using chemical-free and environmentally conscious materials.
The other collection is a range of desk dividers called WellGuard Separation Panels, which can be mounted to any desk in open-plan workspaces to provide visual and acoustic privacy for workers.
Like Quickstand Eco, it was developed by Humanscale to help boost the wellbeing and productivity of office workers by reducing distractions. It can also help to limit the spread of illnesses by limiting the spread of viral particles in the air.
US brand Herman Miller recently introduced five of its workplace-seating collections, including the updated version of its iconic Aeron chair by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick the casual Striad lounge chair by Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub that is modelled on ski boots.