Upgrade your office seating and change your life with the Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair.
With the introduction of the Diffrient Smart Chair by Humanscale into your work routine, you can have a chair that's ideally suited for any space in your office, from the boardroom to the breakroom. The ergonomic chair adjusts intuitively without many manual adjustments, and features a weight-sensitive recline mechanism designed to react to individual bodies, with form-sensing mesh delivering additional support on three panels.
Not only is the Diffrient Smart Chair optimally ergonomic, it's a stylish addition to most modern offices that need a serious seating upgrade.
- Intuitive weight-sensing recline mechanism eradicates need for manual adjustments
- Tri-panel, non-stretch mesh back provides complete comfort and superior lumbar support
- Sculpted seat cushions designed to support your body ideally
- Optional deluxe armrests offer full range of height and width adjustment
- Lightweight modern design
- Sustainable manufacturing process
- Made in USA
The Design Story
Since the success of Liberty and Diffrient World chairs, Diffrient wanted to design the Diffrient Smart chair, offering a chair with powerful aesthetic features. His desire was to create a task chair based on Humanscale’s philosophy of design, with seating that is beautiful, functional and user-friendly. Having straight, bold lines and a timeless horseshoe-shaped aluminum support, the Diffrient Smart chair fits in anywhere.
"As a result of seeking a really good adjustable arm, I was led in a direction that would allow me to do that in the best mechanical and serviceable way. That led me to the dominant visual feature of the chair... the horseshoe shaped aluminum support."
Niels Diffrient, Designer
|Chair height||40" - 44.8" H|
|Adjustable armrest height||6" - 9.6" H|
|Seat height||17.63" - 22.8" H|
|Seat depth||16.25" - 18.75" D|
|Weight capacity||300 lbs|
FREE UPLIFT Single Monitor Arm
Mount a monitor weighing between 4.5 lbs - 17.5 lbs, and adjust the height, depth or lateral position with easy fingertip adjustment.
Choose from a variety of arm options available on your Diffrient Smart Chair:
- No armrests
- Fixed height armrests with a durable Duron foam
- Fixed height armrests with a durable Duron foam covered with upholstery to match your seat cushion
- Height-adjustable armrests with a Duron arm pad
- Height-adjustable armrests with a Duron arm pad upholstered to match your seat cushion
- 4D adjustable armrests with a Duron arm pad
- 4D adjustable armrests with a Duron arm pad with matching upholstery
Our recommendation: Most people will benefit from having adjustable arms
The frame of the Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair is available in three colors:
- Black frame with black trim (standard)
- Dark Gray Frame with Brushed Aluminum Trim
- Black Frame with Brushed Aluminum Trim
The backrest of the Humanscale Diffrient Smart 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.
Dash is one of the newest meshes available in the Humanscale line. It is characterized by its strength and durability.
The luminous quality of each individual monofilament strand creates a translucent effect, while also providing strength and durability.
This brilliant weave of monofilament strands and silver-coated yarns offers resiliency combined with a low abrasion factor.
Pinstripe offers a simple stripe pattern in a variety of enlivening colors.
Catena offers a unique pattern in a variety of modern colors.
Fourtis - Grade 1
Inspired by the Latin word fortis, meaning strong, this fabric is the ultimate ratio of durability and flexibility thanks to a unique weave of two-blended colors, and offering a four-way stretch.
Corde 4 - Grade 1
Constructed from cotton, Corde 4 includes a four-way stretch and a small, modular weave. The result is a dimensionally ribbed surface on the face of the fabric that remains soft to the touch.
Lotus - Grade 1
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.
Sensuede - 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.
Ticino Leather - Grade 1
Ticino is a semi-aniline dyed leather available in a variety of rich colors inspired by nature. It is a top, corrected grain leather to create a more natural aesthetic and ensure the leather remains as unique as the hide itself.
Corvara Leather - Grade 3
Corvara is a semi-aniline dyed leather that offers a smooth, silky feel and ultimate durability. It is a top, full grain leather that is embossed lightly for a consistent, uniform grain structure.
Box Stitching Color
Choose from a variety of different color box stitchings for your chair. This option is only available for leather upholstery.
The Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair is available in your choice of four cylinder heights. Seat heights are measured from the floor to the compressed front center of the seat cushion:
|Standard||16'' - 21'' H|
|Low||15.25'' - 19.5'' H|
|Tall||17'' - 22.25'' H|
|Return to height||17.7'' - 19.9'' H|
The Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair is available with your choice of standard casters or soft casters for hard floors.
|Standard Hard Casters||2 1/2" double-wheeled for carpeted floors|
|Soft Casters||2 1/2" soft double-wheeled for hard floors|
The Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair can be ordered with either standard plastic components or CAL 133 compliant components.
This product comes standard with a Limited 15-year warranty.
- You are responsible for obtaining a Return Merchandise Authorization, the cost of shipping, and potential restocking fees, if the item has been opened.
- To start a return, or to view the full returns policy, click here.