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Humanscale Diffrient Occasional Stackable Chair for Smart
Diffrient Occasional is a stackable multipurpose chair that is suitable for a variety of office and group settings. A strong, linear backrest made with proprietary non-stretch mesh creates a three-dimensional form - fitting the user like a perfectly tailored shirt.As with all of our mesh chairs, Occasional has a minimalist aesthetic and is supportive in all positions for long-term comfort.
It is ideal for conference rooms, guest seating at workstations, collaboration spaces, executive offices and home offices.
- Occasional can be customized to match the Diffrient World, Diffrient Smart or Liberty ergonomic task chairs.
- Urethane arms actively resist damage, no matter how often the chair’s stacked or moved.
- Form-sensing mesh creates custom comfort for every user.
About the design - Diffrient Occasional responds to the sitter and adapts to the contours of the body. Featuring expertly welded joints that create a continuous frame, Occasional is suitable for any office or home environment. It can be configured to match our Diffrient Smart, Diffrient World or Liberty task chairs for a consistent and restrained look.
What is a Net Positive product?
Diffrient Occasional is Living Product Certified, meeting the most rigorous sustainable manufacturing criteria to date. This means that Diffrient Occasional is climate, water and energy positive. Every time we make these products the planet is better off. With a mission to create a healthier world, we are proud that over 60% of our products are certified net positive.
|Designed||Designed to fit 95% of the office population (Height: 5’0”–6’4”, Weight: 100–300 lbs.)|
|Dimensions||Width: 23.23” x Depth: 21.19” x Height: 36.68”|
|Back Frame Finishes||Black, Light Gray|
|Cantilever Base Finishes||Black Powder Coat, Silver Powder Coat, Light Gray Powder Coat, Chrome 3|
|Textiles||Available with all Humanscale textiles for backrest and seat|
|Fabric/Cushions Warranty||5 years, single shift|
|Designed||In the United States|
|Seat Height Range||18"|
|Recline Range||8° backrest tilt|
|Stackable||Up to 5 chairs|
Ergonomic Comfort - Using the laws of physics as opposed to a manual adjustment, our patented Form-Sensing Mesh Technology provides automatic lumbar support for every user.
Engineered for Longevity - The chair’s high-quality materials and sturdy frame are built to last. Capable of stacking up to five chairs high, Occasional's urethane arms are designed to resist damage - even when moved and stacked.
Customizable Options - Available in a variety of patterns and finishes, you can design Occasional to suit your aesthetic needs. Its restrained and elegant style will blend into any environment.
Tri-panel back utilizes proprietary non-stretch mesh, resulting in a three-dimensional design
Contoured seat molds to the curves of each user’s body and provides optimal support
Stackable up to 5 chairs
Durable urethane arms are designed to resist damage, even when moved and stacked
Textiles that exceed industry abrasion standards by 5x
Light and airy aesthetic features expertly welded joints that are clean and smooth to the eye
Cantilever base offers additional flex in the frame and unrivaled comfort
Finishes can be configured to match our Diffrient Smart, Diffrient World or Liberty task chairs for a consistent and restrained look
Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in the philosophy that form follows function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent the tools we use for daily living.
With an academic foundation in design and architecture and a degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of engineering, architecture, and human factors into the creation of highly functional and aesthetically timeless designs.
From his early work with the studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfuss to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included among his many honors are the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the 1999 Chrysler Design Award. In recent years, Diffrient had focused his energies on designs for the office environment, particularly seating - a category in which he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from pneumatic cylinders for seat height adjustment to weight-activated automatic recline.
“I keep thinking, 'how much simpler can this be?' and come up with the end result.” Niels Diffrient, Designer.
Drawing inspiration from the three-dimensional approach tailors take when creating men’s suits, Niels Diffrient wanted to build a minimal mesh chair with a back that automatically fits the user. Every detail on Diffrient Occasional was carefully considered throughout its creation, from its stackable functionality to expertly welded joints that appear clean and smooth to the eye. The result is a simple but beautiful design that raises the standard for multipurpose seating.
Diffrient Occasional is made predominantly from lightweight, 100% recycled aluminum. For Occasional’s plated finish, we use Chrome 3 instead of the hazardous Chrome 6. Humanscale textiles are also developed to be functional without the use of harmful perfluorinated chemical (PFC) coatings that are typically used for stain resistance.
|Model||Smart Diffrient Occasional|
|Part Number||Smart Diffrient Occasional|
|Dimensions||Width: 23.23" x Depth: 21.19" x Height: 36.68"|
|Finish||Back frame: Black, Light Gray|
|Finish||Cantilever base: Black Powder Coat, Silver Powder Coat, Light Gray Powder Coat, Chrome 3|
|Recline Range||8° backrest tilt|
|Weight Capacity||Up to 300 lbs|
|Warranty||15 years, Fabric/Cushions Warranty: 5 years, single shift|
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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.
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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.