Since the transition from home offices to actual corporate offices has begun, it’s important to ensure that employees feel comfortable, safe, and motivated in their workplace. And adding the right furniture designs can greatly contribute to creating an office that is conducive to motivation and productivity. And if the design manages to be sustainable and ergonomic, well, you’ve hit all the checkboxes. And the Liberty Ocean chair by Humanscale aspires to be one such product!
Designed by the office furniture brand Humanscale, the Liberty Ocean chair, was as its name signifies, created using almost one kilogram of abandoned fishing nets found in the ocean! The Liberty Ocean chair range claims to be “first task chairs made from recycled fishing nets”, and is a brave and commendable effort on the part of Humanscale to tackle the evergrowing issue of ocean plastic. The chair is a successor of the brand’s original Liberty chair, which was also quite ergonomic and minimal. It was created with the late industrial designer Niels Diffrient and is still on sale in a wide range of colors and finishes.
Much like the Liberty range, the Liberty Ocean range also features Humanscale’s form-sensing mesh back. The intriguing back automatically adjusts and merges with the form and contours of the user’s body, in turn functioning as a rather comfortable and ergonomic seat. This is supported by a pivoting backrest, contoured seats, and a self-adjusting recliner. All these handy features come together to produce a chair with a “customized fit”.
“Liberty Ocean marries the timeless design of our classic Liberty chair while using recycled fishing nets that continuously degrade our oceans and marine life,” said Humanscale’s chief sustainability officer Jane Abernethy “At Humanscale, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries on how plastics and other materials can be reimagined into beautiful ergonomic furniture that not only serve our consumers but our world at large.” The Liberty Ocean chair is net positive – which basically means it is climate, water, and energy positive as well. In fact, over 60% of Humanscale’s products are net positive. The Liberty Ocean chair also comes with a 15-year warranty – serving you well until you retire!