Humanscale Announces Global Partnership With Kvadrat

The leading manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products introduces its global partnership through the offering of nine Kvadrat textiles

Humanscale is pleased to debut its global partnership with Kvadrat, the leader in design textiles manufacturing. Beginning with a reinterpretation of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom Chair available October 16, an inaugural edit of Kvadrat textiles will be available across Humanscale’s planet positive seating solutions, including Smart Ocean, Liberty Ocean and the Trea Chair starting in November, and Summa, Smart Conference and Path in December. Aligned through shared values of design innovation, longevity and sustainability, the new partnership aims to merge purposeful expressions of color, texture, and pattern with an industrial design ethos born of ergonomic wellness and engineered inclusivity.

Humanscale offers a compelling assortment of nine Kvadrat textiles, allowing customers to choose from an appealing selection of best-selling fabrics, including:

Vanir by Raf Simons

Elle from SAHCO 

Arda from Kvadrat Febrik

Remix 3


Hallingdal 65

Steelcut Quartet

Steelcut Trio 3

Coda 2

“Humanscale’s collaboration with Kvadrat marks an exciting creative journey to ignite meaningful change on an industrial scale,” says Todd Bracher, Creative Director of Humanscale. “Our shared values of design innovation, longevity, and sustainability make this partnership a perfect fit.”

The global partnership merges Humanscale’s sophisticated ergonomics, simplicity, and function with Kvadrat’s expressive interplay of color, texture, and hand—to invigorate hybrid work culture wherever it occurs: in today’s office, at home, or in third places. The creative directions of Humanscale and Kvadrat have historically prioritized durable performance and timelessness over disposable ephemerality, resulting in a resounding customer relevance that withstands the test of time. Both brands are propelled by decade-long track records of conscientious environmental stewardship.

“Humanscale shares values with us and both companies wish to rethink and explore how we live and work” added Anders Byriel, Kvadrat CEO. “We are looking forward to developing our collaboration with Humanscale in promoting wellbeing and connectivity and building this truly global partnership.”

Humanscale and Kvadrat steadfastly uphold their commitments to planet positive manufacturing and materials sourcing, minimizing each manufacturer’s environmental footprint to leave the world better than they have found it. Recognizing the urgency of what the United Nations has termed “a code red for humanity,” both companies are working with the utmost urgency to contain their influence on global temperature rise within 1.5°C by utilization of new manufacturing systems that decrease carbon emissions from both on- and off-site fuel use. In acknowledgment of this commitment, both Humanscale and Kvadrat’s Science-Based Targets (SBTs) for reducing Scopes 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of the decade were successfully validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in 2022.

Humanscale also commits that 75% of its suppliers, by spend, covering purchased goods and services and upstream transportation and distribution, will have SBTis by 2027. Kvadrat commits to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, and business travel 30% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. Together, Humanscale and Kvadrat are weaving a sustainable and innovative future for design.

About Humanscale 

Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces.

Guided by the core philosophy that good design achieves more with less, Humanscale is committed to designing with the health of both consumers and the planet in mind. Humanscale has 26 products, which represent a majority of sales, certified by the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge (LPC) as planet positive. Humanscale has pioneered the use of transparency labels for its products, which allows consumers to make thoughtful decisions about the products they choose.

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About Kvadrat

Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces high-performance, designed textiles, rugs, window coverings, and acoustic solutions for both commercial and residential interiors.

Our products reflect our commitment to color, quality, simplicity, and innovation. We consistently push the aesthetic, technological, and functional properties of textiles. In doing so, we collaborate with leading designers, architects, and artists, including Patricia Urquiola, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Margrethe Odgaard, Alfredo Häberli, Doshi Levien, Giulio Ridolfo, Peter Saville, Pipilotti Rist, Thomas Demand and Olafur Eliasson.

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