A short guide to Humanscale office furniture by Manhattan Office Design

Posted by Manhattan Home Design on Jan 7th 2019

If you’re new to office interior design, you might find yourself wondering about Humanscale and their product line. You might have heard that they’re the leading brand in innovative solutions for the workplace, and that is actually right (though they are not the only leading brand). Many options arise when you look at their website, so let’s dissect what you might need from them and other things you might be able to overlook without issue.

Chairs & stools

The company differentiates very well between the functionality levels of their executive chairs, but the reality is that most of them can come in handy for your office, as they feature an automated adjustable system that doesn’t require many levers, buttons, or configuration.

Humanscale’s partnership with Niels Diffrient (1928 – 2013) produced 4 lines of executive chairs that share this automatic features between them. The materials and build change (as do their prices), but the ergonomic principles remain the same on every item, and that’s why they’re all great. If you’re looking to furnish an office for a medium-sized of large workforce, an array of Smart, World, or Liberty chairs will keep them comfortable and productive without having to spend a lot of extra money.

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Sit/Stand Solutions

Humanscale has been really influential in providing the world with adjustable desks as well, which are scientifically proven to increase productivity. Two new workstations, the Quickstand Eco, and the Quickstand Under Desk, have just joined their product line. They are affordable, adjustable, and aesthetically great-looking, so you really don’t have to look much further for an option to accompany those task or executive chairs.

Lighting & Keyboard Systems

We would advise you to provide lighting for your employees, though a well-lit office space might help you save some money. What you should really be considering are keyboard systems. These modular solutions, according to the company, can help your employees avoid a variety of physical ailments, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or general back pain.

Cable management & other tools

If your workforce is using mostly laptops, you can forget about this part. However, is you’re using desktops, there is a great chance your employees might benefit from owning one of Humanscale’s Docking Stations for better connectivity between their computers and peripherals.

The company also offers excellent cable management systems and other solutions like laptop holders, it is only a matter of doing certain calculations before buying, and communicating with Humanscale representatives (to get a deeper understanding of the product line).

However, now that you know what they’re offering, you can also contact Manhattan Home Design to put together a plan that integrates both the best Humanscale has to offer and the best other leading brands have to offer (such as AIS, Mayline, Versteel, or HPFi). Even though Humanscale alone would certainly be enough to satisfy your office interior design needs, engaging with a combination of brands might actually help your budget, while encouraging an even more dynamic workplace distribution.


A pre-order is manufactured just for you or is in the process of being manufactured and allows you to save 40% since we can cut out any storage and warehousing fees.
Our specialized team will start handcrafting it for you and deliver it in just 2-12 weeks. The lead time should show on the page next to the Pre-Order option, feel free to chat with us to confirm it. The standard in the furniture industry is over 20 weeks.
If you have any questions, our team will guide you through the ordering process.


The team was a pleasure to work with - customer service, workmanship, and quality are outstanding. 8 weeks lead time is actually fast for the furniture industry!
-Suzanne Palmer

Being able to customize the color of my furniture was key for us. We placed a custom order, got the colors we needed, and saved big compared to in-stock items. Great experience overall, 12 weeks was worth it!
-Richard Eaton


Custom-made items are put in production within 48 hours after the order is placed.
Pre-orders are not able to be returned or refunded based on buyer’s remorse.
The following terms will apply:

  • Full payment is required for pre-orders.
  • Order can be cancelled within 48 hours without fees.
  • After 48 hours, cancellations will require a 20% fee from the customer.
  • After two (2) weeks a pre-order is placed, the order cannot be canceled, and will have the full right to receive full payment for the order placed for the pre-order item.