Beauty | Living Product Challenge | Humanscale


Guided by simplicity, nature and function, Humanscale products are inherently intuitive with a pleasing visual aesthetic. They provide a comfortable physical experience and ultimately contribute to healthier working and living spaces.

Positively Beautiful.

Our goal is to have technology fit the human body, rather than the reverse. Working in uncomfortable or unhealthy postures are known to lead to long term health issues.

Net Health Benefit

per Smart Chair

The benefit is calculated from the Life-Cycle Assessment and based on the overall impacts to human health associated with the supply chain of a product. Things like pollution are a main source. The impact is compared to the health benefits created by using this product.

Net Health Benefit

per Float table

Memorial Care Health System was commissioned to study the health benefits of the Float table. Users reported on discomfort in different body areas before and after using Float tables. The percent decrease reported was then multiplied by the IHME's Global Burden of Disease, to provide a total amount of reduction in harm.



The product must create a handprint that is larger than its footprint in one or more categories: Human Health, Climate, Energy, Water, Waste or Ecological Impacts.

Performance, Simplicity, Beauty

"The best designs in the world are based on purpose and function. When a design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, the resulting form will be honest and timeless."

Niels Diffrient 1928 - 2013


Beauty &

The product must contain design features intended solely for human delight and the celebration of culture and spirit appropriate to its function. The product must be artfully designed and pleasing to use.

Pay us a visit.

In honor of Earth Day 2017, our facility will open to the public to showcase the features of our operations which contribute to meeting the Living Product Challenge.

For more information, email


Inspiration &

For all registered products, educational materials about the design, manufacturing, use and disposal of the product must be provided to the public so that they understand how the product achieved the Living Product Challenge.


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Beauty | Living Product Challenge | Humanscale
Guided by simplicity, nature and function, Humanscale products are inherently intuitive with a pleasing visual aesthetic.