Humanscale Diffrient Smart Ocean Ergonomic Mesh Task Chair
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Incorporating almost 2 pounds of recycled NetPlus material, Humanscale Smart Ocean is the embodiment of our commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Featuring the same Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and transparent functionality as the Diffrient Smart chair, Smart Ocean instantly adjusts to each unique user - as if each chair was made for them. With an aesthetic driven by functionality, Smart Ocean has a timeless beauty that’s universally relevant in any workspace.
|User Height Range||5'0" - 6'4"|
|Weight Range||100 lbs - 300 lbs|
|Contoured Seat Cushions||19.25" wide and 2" thick|
|Seat Depth Adjustment Range||16.25" - 18.75"|
|Chair Weight||34 lbs with arms, 31 lbs without arms|
|Frame Color||Available in the black frame configuration only|
A Net Positive Product - Smart Ocean is the embodiment of our commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Each chair incorporates almost 2 pounds. of recycled fishing net material and is Living Product certified - meeting the most rigorous sustainable manufacturing criteria to date.
Sustainable Design - The material used to produce Smart Ocean is sourced from Net Positiva, a collection and recycling program aimed at combating the detrimental effects of discarded ocean fishing nets. These nets are transformed into recycled nylon pellets used for manufacturing.
Custom Fit Technology - Featuring the same timeless design and functionality as the Diffrient Smart chair, Smart Ocean (available in black frame) offers Form-Sensing Mesh Technology to instantly adjust to and move with every unique user. There is no need for training, instructions or manual adjustments.
Innovative weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism with 20° of movement uses each sitter’s body weight to adjust the tension and recline of the chair
Auto-pivot backrest with 7° back tilt offers lumbar support in all positions
Tri-Panel, non-stretch, Form-Sensing Mesh Technology provides perfectly tailored comfort
Contoured seat cushions closely follow the body’s shape while a waterfall edge offers long-term comfort, reducing pressure points and providing weight distribution
Unique arm design attaches to the back frame to provide support during full range of recline
Modular design ensures easy maintenance and allows the user to update the chair’s aesthetic
A variety of high-performance textiles and proprietary meshes complement the chair’s form
15-year, 24/7 warranty
Humanscale Design Studio - Located in the New York City headquarters,
Humanscale Design Studio is a powerhouse of designers, engineers and
prototypists from around the world. The team also regularly collaborates on
projects with acclaimed industry figures. Abiding by the philosophy that good
design achieves more with less, the team specializes in solving functional
problems with simple, efficient designs. A holistic approach is taken to
ergonomics, with the user experience and interaction with the product front of
The design team’s award-winning innovations are backed by their thorough research into workplace trends and by working closely with Humanscale's inhouse team of ergonomics consultants.
From Ocean to Office - "A smart chair adapts to your weight and shape
automatically, as if the chair were made for you personally." - Niels Diffrient,
Industrial Designer, Ergonomics Pioneer Drawing inspiration from the three
dimensional-approach tailors take when creating suits, Niels Diffrient wanted to
build a minimal mesh chair with a back that automatically fits the user. As a
result, when you sit in our mesh task chairs, they fit you like a perfectly
In 2016, Humanscale began a partnership with Bureo - an emerging venture developing innovative solutions to prevent ocean plastic pollution.
Smart Ocean utilizes material from discarded ocean fishing nets collected and
recycled by Bureo, an emerging venture developing innovative solutions to
prevent ocean plastic pollution. The nets are transformed into plastic pellets
and then used to manufacture Smart Ocean chairs. Smart Ocean is the first-ever
ergonomic chair to be built with recycled net and is also certified by the
International Living Future Institute to the full Living Product Challenge -
meeting the most rigorous sustainable manufacturing criteria to date.
Like every Diffrient Smart chair, the Smart Ocean has a lightweight design that minimizes the environmental impact of its shipping. Made of 100% recycled aluminum, its simple, modular design makes it easy to disassemble and maintain rather than replace the chair completely. All Diffrient Smart chairs are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality, GREENGUARD Gold and level 2 certified.
|Model||Diffrient Smart Ocean|
|Part Number||Diffrient Smart Ocean|
|User Height||5'0" - 6'4"|
|Weight Range||100 lbs - 300 lbs|
|Seat Cushion||19.25" wide and 2" thick|
|Seat Depth||16.25" - 18.75"|
|Chair Weight||34 lbs with arms, 31 lbs without arms|
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Humanscale offers the following warranties on its products, subject to any exclusions and limitations as set forth below:
|Customer’s Own Material (COM, COL)||No Warranty|
|Switch Mouse||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|Technology Products||3 Years, Limited Warranty|
|Element Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Horizon Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Diffrient Series Lights||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Float Table, (Mechanical)||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|eFloat and Electric Float||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|QuickStand Sit/Stand Workstation, QuickStand Lite, QuickStand Eco, QuickStand Underdesk||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads||5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|M2, M/Flex & Para/Flex Monitor Arms||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M4, M7 & M8 Monitor Arms with Gas Cylinder Components||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Ballo Stool||3 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|Vessel Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty, 3 Years 24/7 Warranty for the power supply driver|
|M/Connect||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Power||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Connect 2||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Monarch Mat||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Office IQ||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other seating and products detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide, unless otherwise specified||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other products NOT detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide||Varies; consult your Humanscale representative for details|
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the Float Table will
render the warranty void. The warranty on the Float Table applies to the base
and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if
the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table
top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a
width of 72" or less, and (iii) the total weight load including work surface is
no more than 130 lbs for the standard base and no more than 160 lbs for the
heavy duty base.
Note: Ballo is not a task chair. It has not passed the BIFMA or European EN standards for office seating. The Ballo in an exercise chair that is designed for dynamic seating and frequent movement. All Ballo instructions should be followed to ensure a comfortable experience.
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the eFloat or electric Float will render the warranty void. The warranty on the eFloat and electric Float applies to the base and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a width of 72" or less, and (iii) a total weight load including work surface of no more than 200 lbs.
The warranties for the Vessel lights exclude labor and other costs associated with the installation and/or removal of the lights from ceilings, walls, fixtures, etc. Further, Humanscale has no warranty obligations if the product is affected by internal or external environmental conditions (including but not limited to water, moisture, outdoor use, or temperature damage), power fluctuations, improper power supply, or if the product is not installed and used in compliance will all applicable standards and electrical codes.
These warranties are available to the original end-user customer only and are non-transferable. For these warranties to be valid, the Humanscale product must have been purchased directly from Humanscale and/or an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller of Humanscale products. If products are procured through an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller, the end-user customer must be registered with Humanscale for the warranty to be in effect. Humanscale warrants that, at the time of customer’s receipt, the product will be in good working order and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the duration of the warranty term, as set forth above. These warranties do not apply to normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident, neglect, product abuse, misuse and/or failure to follow instructions relating to the product’s installation or intended use. Humanscale will not be responsible for damage due to service, maintenance, modifications or tampering by anyone other than a Humanscale authorized representative. Humanscale will not be responsible for injury or damage caused by or associated with the installation and/or use of products in any manner other than in strict conformance with the instructions set forth in its installation manuals and instruction sheets and/or product literature. These warranties do not cover damage caused by a carrier or transportation of the product from one location to another, or alterations made by owner. Humanscale does not warrant damages or defects to the products under the following conditions: an Act of God, damage from electrical power problems, usage of parts or components not supplied by Humanscale, failure to perform preventative maintenance, or damage caused by peripherals not supplied by Humanscale.
In the event a product or product part is defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, and Humanscale receives written notice of the defect within the warranty period, Humanscale will determine with customer if the defect is covered under warranty. Humanscale, at its option, may repair or replace the defective product or product part determined to be under warranty with the same or comparable product or product part as determined by Humanscale, at customer’s location or at a designated Humanscale location. The labor costs associated with the repair of the product or product part may be the responsibility of Humanscale if the product or product part is determined to be under warranty. Humanscale must pre-approve the labor costs prior to the repair or replacement of warranty products or product parts. Customer must contact Humanscale to obtain a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Performance of any repair or replacement does not renew or extend the warranty period. If, after examining and testing a returned product or product part, Humanscale determines that the product or product part is not defective, Humanscale will notify customer and return the product or product part to customer. Customer will be responsible for the freight charges associated with the return of non-defective products or product parts. To return a product or product part for repair that is not covered by warranty, Customer must request a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Customer will bear the costs of labor and freight charges associated with non-warranty repair. Customer will be charged a standard repair fee, specific to the product, for any product that is repaired outside of the warranty period. Repairs on products out of warranty also carry a 90-day warranty, effective the day that Customer receives the repaired product or product part. For products that are not covered under warranty: Customer may upgrade to a newer, functionally equivalent product at the list price; the product or product part will be returned to Customer; or Customer can request in writing that Humanscale dispose of the product or product part for Customer, in which case a fee may apply as designated by local law.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NON-INTERFERENCE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
Humanscale does not warrant that customer’s use of the Humanscale product will be uninterrupted or error free. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited in duration to the Limited Warranty period, to the greatest extent allowed by law. Some states or countries do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states or countries, some exclusions or limitations of this Limited Warranty may not apply. This Limited Warranty is subject to change without notification.
Limitation of Liability
Purchaser’s remedies set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of Humanscale with respect to the breach of this agreement or any contract entered into between the parties pursuant hereto shall not exceed the price of the product or part on which such liability is based. In no event will Humanscale be liable to purchasers for any special, collateral, incidental or consequential damages however caused, whether by Humanscale’s negligence or otherwise. The remedies provided above are the purchaser’s sole remedies for any failure of Humanscale to comply with its obligations regarding the workmanship of its products. Correction of any nonconformity in the manner and for the period of time provided shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities of Humanscale, with respect to or arising out of the product furnished hereunder.