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Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair
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Diffrient Smart

Made by Humanscale®, the Diffrient Smart chair has a three-panel backrest that provides exceptional lumbar support. The back is made from form-sensing mesh and organically adjusts as your spine moves, promoting healthy posture. The chair also features a self-adjusting reclining tensions and pivoting backrest so personalized support is easy for all users. Adjustable armrests allow you to find your preferred arm support.

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Details of Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair

  • Dimensions: 26"w 26"d 39-44"h
  • Armrest Height: 5"-10"h
  • Seat Height: 16-21"h
  • Inside Seating: 21"W 17-20"D
  • Armrest Details: adjustable height, move with backrest for dynamic support
  • Seat Details: adjustable height and depth; contoured foam cushion for added comfort
  • Back Details: self-adjusting reclining tension; pivoting backrest; form-sensing mesh for custom lumbar support
  • Caster Details: stocked with hard plastic casters ideal for carpeted floors; soft plastic casters best for hard floors can be ordered, contact us for details
  • Construction: ergonomically designed to promote healthy posture See features and benefits
  • Certification: GREENGUARD Certified® for low chemical emissions; ANSI/BIFMA approved for commercial use See more
  • Designer: Niels Diffrient
  • Delivery Consideration: ships unassembled via UPS
  • Product Origin: made in New Jersey
  • Item Number: 650371
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  • Material: Monofilament Stripe
  • Color: carbon
  • Secondary Material: plastic
  • Secondary Color: dark grey

Diffrient Smart

We believe it’s important to understand features that make each chair unique so you can find what works best for your needs and preferences. Get to know the ergonomic benefits of each feature and how it relates to your work style.
Diffrient Smart
  • Back Support
    • This chair instantly gives you the right amount of back support with its pivoting backrest that automatically adjusts as your spine moves. Its reclining capabilities reduce stress on your back and encourage movement throughout your workday.
  • Lumbar Support
    • Form-sensing mesh provides additional lower back support. This feature mimics the natural curve of your spine to provide the greatest amount of lower back support when seated, which is important if the chair is used frequently or as a primary task chair.
  • Armrest Support
    • Armrests offer extra support throughout the workday to reduce strain on your upper arms and neck. Height-adjustable armrests complement the chair’s design and provide the right amount of support.
  • Seat Cushion
    • This chair’s contoured foam cushion helps minimize pressure on your thighs and knees to ensure lasting comfort and proper circulation in your legs.
  • Adjustable Seat Depth
    • Adjusting your seat depth to thigh length provides a comfortable, healthy sit. This is a helpful feature if the chair will be used by more than one person.
  • Back Tension
    • Self-adjusting tension control automatically regulates the effort required to recline. This is an especially helpful feature if the chair will be used by multiple people, as it automatically adjusts to accommodate personal preferences.
  • Adjustable Seat Height
    • This is a great feature if the chair will be used by multiple people or at more than one work surface. Position your seat height so thighs are parallel to the floor and feet are flat for healthy circulation in your legs.
  • Casters
    • This chair features hard plastic casters that are ideal for carpeted floors. Soft plastic casters, best for hard floors, can be ordered. Contact us for details.

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Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Ergonomic (8)
  • Rolls smoothly (7)
  • Well made (7)
  • Easy to adjust (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Computer chair (6)
  • Primary work chair (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (4), Eclectic (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So comfortable

By Sharp Rabbit

from New York City

Style Eclectic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Well made

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Primary work chair

Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

As you see, I said it was all the good things except affordable. But, while it was expensive, I believe it was worth the money. I work from home and, while I make sure to walk around a lot, I still am sitting at my desk quite a bit. This was a great upgrade and the difference in price between my purchase and the less expensive ones will not matter as I use this so often - as a financial person, I will "amortize" the cost over the life of the chair.

Service and delivery comments:

I had it sent by mail and saved the delivery charge. It can in two pieces, one snapped into the other and that was it.

  • I live in a:
  • Apartment/condo
  • This product is used in my:
  • Living room/family room/great room
 
5.0

Sitting made absolutely comfortable

By Genealogy Jean

from Edina, MN

Style Eclectic, Vintage

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Well made

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Computer chair

Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

Visually and physically, this is the best computer chair I found after looking and looking and looking. I am so happy with it.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery men were everything you would want: courteous, on time, careful, and knew the product.

  • I live in a:
  • Apartment/condo
  • This product is used in my:
  • Living room/family room/great room
 
5.0

Love this chair!

By Tennis Gal

from Boston, MA

Style Modern/contemporary

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Assembly done in a snap without any tools.
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Well made

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Computer chair
  • Conference chairs
  • Primary work chair

Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

I searched for a chair that offered great back support. This chair won me over hands down. I love how it self adjusts. Very convenient to have adjustable arms. Very comfortable!

Service and delivery comments:

The chair was delivered the day it was promised. I had it delivered by UPS which was not a problem as there was virtually no assembly other than slipping the chair on top of the base. Even the casters were already attached. No tools needed. I was disappointed that the chair came with hard casters instead of soft casters that I ordered to be used on my hardwood floors. It has taken several weeks to rectify but the proper casters arrived today and Room And Board said they would send someone out to change them.

  • I live in a:
  • Apartment/condo
  • This product is used in my:
  • Home office

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

back support& firm thick seat cushion

By Comfortable again

from Md.

Style Eclectic

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Well made

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Computer chair
  • Primary work chair

Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

I am so happy to finally find a chair small enough to fit my 5'2" small frame. It allows my feet to touch the floor, my knees to bend at 90 degrees, good lumbar back support & a firm but thickly padded seat cushion. It's expensive, but worth it to be comfortable.

Service and delivery comments:

Excellent service & delivery. But the phone call should say Room & Board delivery. I almost did not answer the notification call.

  • I live in a:
  • Townhouse
  • This product is used in my:
  • Home office

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Office Chair I've Ever Owned

By wcirignani

from Hinsdsle, IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic
  • Great design
  • Well made

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Computer chair
  • Primary work chair

Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

I spend a lot of time in front of my computer with a sensitive back and have owned all of the top Herman Miller office chairs. No chair has ever felt better, giving firm support without feeling restrictive.

  • I live in a:
  • House
  • This product is used in my:
  • Home office

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good chair, disappointing finish choice

By rkl515

from Santa Monica, CA

Style Modern/contemporary

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic
  • Rolls smoothly

Cons

  • Finish Issue

Best Uses

    Customer comments about Diffrient Smart® Office Chair:

    The chair met 90 percent of my expectations BUT the stainless steel covers on the legs are only attached with double stick tape, which doesn't hold. I called R&B but all they could offer was more double stick tape so now I will have to scrape all the gooey stuff off of the covers and legs and try to reattach the covers with epoxy. Hard to imagine what the designers were thinking.

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Home office
     
    4.0

    Diffrient Chair Easy to Live With

    By Richard

    from Santa Monica CA

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to adjust
    • Ergonomic
    • Rolls smoothly
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer chair
      • Primary work chair

      Customer comments about Diffrient Smart® Office Chair:

      So far, so good.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office
       
      5.0

      solidly built

      By Diffrient Smart Ofice Chair

      from Norwalk, CA

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Comfortable
      • Easy to adjust
      • Ergonomic
      • Great design
      • Rolls smoothly
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer chair
        • Primary work chair

        Customer comments about Diffrient Smart™ Office Chair:

        This is a great office chair. It is so easy to adjust and so very comfortable. I can sit in it for hours and feel very comfortable because it has good back support. I like that it is not only easy to adjust up and down (there are no levers or knobs to fiddle with) but also because you can lean your body back and the chair will lean back too and when you straighten back up the chair does too. The arms are also very easy to adjust. Just looking at the chair you can tell it is solidly built and going to last for a long, long time.

        Service and delivery comments:

        My delivery was very prompt. The time frame was between 7-9 AM. The delivery team was sitting outside my door at about 6:45. Delivery was very smooth

        • I live in a:
        • House

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