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Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat

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The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat blends the breathability of a mesh back with the support of a cushioned upholstered seat. Designed by award winner Niels Diffrient, the popular World Chair is a remarkably simple state-of-the-art ergonomic chair that offers excellent back support and long-term comfort. The World Chair's mesh back moves and flexes with your body to offer custom lumbar and upper back support and comfortable recline tension. The upholstered seat is depth adjustable, ensuring the Humanscale World Chair will fit a large variety of users. Humanscale chairs are Manufactured in the USA.

For the all mesh version of this chair, please visit the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair page.

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The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available with the following arm options.

  • Armless
  • Adjustable arms with Duron pads
  • Adjustable Duron arms with matching textile
  • Fixed height arms with Duron pads
  • Fixed height Duron arms with matching textile

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Frame Color

The frame of the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available in black or white.

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair frame options

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Backrest Mesh

The backrest of the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available in the following mesh styles. Please note that certain meshes may cause a longer lead time than others. To check lead time on a certain configuration, please give us a call at 1-800-531-3746 before placing your order.

Monofilament Stripe

The luminous quality of each individual monofilament strand creates a translucent effect, while also providing strength and durability.

Monofilament Stripe for your Liberty Chair back

Silver Check

This brilliant weave of monofilament strands and silver-coated yarns offers resiliency combined with a low abrasion factor.

Silver Check mesh


Pinstripe offers a simple stripe pattern in a variety of enlivening colors.

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair mesh options


Dash is one of the newest meshes available in the Humanscale line. It is characterized by its strength and durability.


Catena offers a unique pattern in a variety of modern colors.

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair mesh options

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Seat Fabrics

Fabric - Grade 0


Squiggle is part of Humanscale's new Movement collection and features an innovative weave that creates a modern, organic pattern available in five rich colors. Can be applied either horizontally or vertically to create a look that is uniquely yours. Designate horizontal or vertical when you make your fabric selection in the drop down menus. Constructed of 100% pre-consumer, recycled polyester.

Humanscale Squiggle Fabric, horizontal

Humanscale Squiggle Fabric, vertical

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Fabric - Grade 1


This four-way stretch textile with a three-dimensional wave pattern offers a range of brilliant colors taken from nature. It exceeds all standards for contract upholstery.

Humanscale Wave Fabric


Constructed from a blend of nylon, Cordura and elastic yarn, this four-way stretch textile offers a pleasing texture, while providing the extreme durability required for long-term use.

Humanscale Vellum Fabric


This four-way stretch textile is water repellant and easy to clean, making it an ideal textile for healthcare and hospitality environments. Its polyurethane finish with nylon backing boasts a soft texture while offering exceptional durability. It exceeds all standards for contract upholstery and healthcare tests.

Humanscale Lotus Fabric

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Fabric - Grade 2

Bridget Stripe

Composed of 78% merino wool with polyester and nylon interwoven for strength, Bridget Stripe is soft, durable and features brilliant colors. This stripe may be laid vertically or horizontally.

Bridget Stripe Fabric

Bridget Stripe Fabric

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Fabric - Grade 3


Sensuede was developed to be the best and most luxurious engineered suede available. The faux suede's soft touch comes from the use of breathable and wrinkle resistant recycled microfibers that are finer than a human hair but are extra-strong, resulting in a very resilient fabric. This material also was selected because of its environmentally sensitive content and manufacturing process.

Sensuede Swatches for Humanscale Freedom Chair

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The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available in your choice of four cylinder heights:

  • Standard: 16" - 21" seat height
  • Low: 15.25" - 19" seat height
  • Tall: 17" - 22.25" seat height
  • High: 18.5'' - 26.5'' seat height with 18'' foot ring

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The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available with your choice of standard casters, soft casters for hard floors, or stationary glides.

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The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat stands out from the crowd by blending high performance ergonomic technology with a simple, elegant design. This light and popular ergonomic chair offers an extensive range of ergonomic benefits, including strong lumbar support, a flexible and breathable mesh back, and seat depth adjustment. Featuring fewer locks and levers than most chairs, plus form sensing mesh technology, the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat is an innovative choice that will add a modern spark to any office, home or workspace.

Features - Humanscale Diffrient World Chair

  • Only eight major components and 80 parts overall for less susceptibility to failure and less environmental impact
  • Weight-sensitive recline fully supports at all points without manual adjustments or locks
  • Tri-panel form-sensing mesh back offers custom lumbar support with no need for external devices or controls
  • Automatic functionality eliminates need for most of the manual controls used on other chairs
  • Available adjustable or fixed armrests attach to the chair back to move with user during recline
  • Upholstered seat provides padded support
User weight rating 300 lbs*
Chair weight 26 lbs
Shipping weight 37 lbs
Recycled content 34%
Recyclable content 97%
Warranty 15 years, 24/7

* The Human Solution recommends this chair for users up to 220 lbs for optimum comfort

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair

Video Review - Humanscale Diffrient World Chair

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Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat provides instant ergonomic comfort and support with its flexible mesh back and intuitive recline system. Designed for ease of use and to provide excellent lumbar support, the chair's breathable mesh back moves with you to promote healthy postures all day. The World Chair's padded fabric seat is depth adjustable, which means you can slide it back and forth and lock it into place so your back will always be supported by the chair's back, and the seat edge won't cut off your leg circulation. The Diffrient World Chair promotes comfort and health and it looks great in any environment.

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Customer Reviews

Humanscale Diffrient World Chair with Fabric Seat
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
Marsha H
5 Stars

Humanscale Different World Armless Chair
April 9, 2014
I recently stayed in a Long Beach hotel that had one of these chairs at the work desk in my room. Being somewhat vertically challenged I am most comfortable in an armless work chair. This chair is a dream to sit in and I fell it love with it. I would love to find one under $500, but am saving to treat myself to this gem new with full warranty.