Designed in collaboration with industrial designer Todd Bracher, the Path chair features a counterbalancing mechanism that supports users’ bodies, while its mesh-like fabric upholstery is made from recycled PET water bottles and provides lumbar support.
Humanscale describes the chair as “not only the world’s most sustainable task chair but is also the world’s most inclusive task chair”.
While other office chairs feature knobs and levers allowing users to adjust the seat to their preference, Path was designed to adapt to the user’s body without manual intervention.
“The further that users’ height or weight is from ‘average’, the more work that takes to align everything correctly,” said the brand.
“As a result, most chairs are either adjusted incorrectly or not at all, resulting in poor posture and unhealthy work habits.”
Path chairs feature Humanscale’s Gravity Mechanism, which intuitively counterbalances the user’s weight to support them comfortably.
“When you recline, it gently lifts so your body becomes the natural counterbalance and is firmly supported wherever it stops,” said the brand.
“This creates virtual pivot points that allow Path to move with you in complete harmony.”
The chair is upholstered in Humanscale’s FormSense Eco Knit textile, which has a mesh-like surface that the brand claims conforms to users’ bodies and provides lumbar support.
“Each stitch is individually controlled, resulting in a beautifully responsive, customised experience for the user,” said Humanscale. “No matter who you are, Path is designed to be simple, seamless and inclusive.”
The fabric is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester and is knitted to fit the chair’s shape, minimising the amount of waste produced.
Each Path chair is comprised of almost 10 kilograms of recycled content, including around 2.8 kilograms of reclaimed fishing nets, 1.5 kilograms of ocean-bound plastic, 2.1 kilograms of post-industrial recycled content, 0.6 kilograms of PET bottles and 3 kilograms of mixed post-consumer content.
Humanscale claims the chair has been certified climate positive, meaning its production removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it creates.
“Path represents a new benchmark, upcycling more plastic waste than any other chair in the industry,” said the brand. “It is certified climate positive and is the most sustainable chair on the market because of both its composition and manufacturing process.”
Path has gently curved corners creating a rounded silhouette designed to blend into any home or workplace setting.
It is available in a range of textile and chrome-free leather upholstery as well as different finishes for the base structure. The armrests come in a choice of fixed, adjustable or with no armrests.
Founded in 1983, Humanscale describes itself as a brand creating ergonomic furniture that improves the quality and comfort of workplace environments.
The Path chair joins the brand’s 25 other certified climate-positive products, representing Humanscale’s commitment to sustainable production.
To learn more about the product, visit Humanscale’s website.
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