NeoCon Sneak Peek: Humanscale’s first executive chair

Humanscale‘s first executive furniture product for today’s C-Suite leaders, Summa, is a sleek supportive chair with a height-adjustment lever sculpted into the seat.

Like all Humanscale chairs, recline tension instantly accommodates each sitter by automatically adjusting to their weight. For added support and comfort, the chair also features integrated armrests that move with the user.

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Summa is the result of a design collaboration with architecture firm Gensler, and it’s one of the brand’s first entry into conference seating. While designed for boardrooms, Summa’s versatility of long-lasting comfort also takes it from the corner office, to the executive home office.

“Comfort and the ability to move freely are important everywhere in an office — including the boardroom,” said Humanscale Founder and CEO Robert King. “We are thrilled to offer a simple and elegant executive chair that elevates the sitting experience.”

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Summa can be modified with casters or glides — for added flexibility, leather options and multiple finishes, to create a custom chair.

In line with Humanscale’s mission to use Red List-free materials, Summa’s cylinder base employs environmentally neutral Chrome 3 rather than Red-Listed Chrome 6, which according to Humanscale, can pose health risks during the manufacturing process.

Humanscale is introducing Summa in a new line of chrome-free leathers available in seven colors, and better suited for both the user and the environment.

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Manufactured by carbon neutral tannery, Wollsdorf Leather, the executive chair product’s alternatively tanned leather collection does not utilize chromium — a harmful chemical used in most methods for tanning leathers, according to Humanscale.

In addition to being more environmentally conscious, Humanscale’s premium leathers acquire a high level of performance and durability.

The brand aims to become the first manufacturer to offer chrome free leathers exclusively for its entire line of upholstered seating within the year.