Humanscale’s Nova Task Light Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019
The Latest of Seven Humanscale Products to Win the Award, Nova Offers Adaptability and Energy Efficiency in a Sleek, Sculptural Form
April 2, 2019 – New York, NY: Nova, a new task light from Humanscale, was awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD, bolstering the company’s status as a leading designer of high performance solutions for work life and beyond. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD receives over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries each year. This year, Humanscale’s Nova task light won over the 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. Nova is the latest of seven Humanscale products to win the award. Previous Humanscale products awarded this honor are the Freedom chair, Float, Diffrient Smart, M2 Monitor Arm, Diffrient Work Light II, and Switch Mouse.
Designed to complement any work surface and enhance any workstyle, the new Nova task light offers endless adaptability in a striking, sculptural form. Featuring a custom lens and a large-array multi-chip LED, Nova creates soft, glare-free light. This inventive design protects the eyes against strain, faithfully renders colors and produces a single shadow on the work surface. Offering effortless, precise control, Nova brightens and dims with the touch of a finger. Its responsive counterbalance arms swing in 180 degrees while its revolutionary ‘Forever Hinge’ ensure the light’s position remains secure.
Sustainably engineered, Nova received Energy Star 2.0 certification and contributes to LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge standards. Its advanced occupancy sensors automatically turn the light off when no one is around to conserve energy. Responding to current needs for smart, energy-efficient lighting with a timeless aesthetic, the task light will perform today and for years to come. Nova was designed by Humanscale Design Studio under the direction of Sergio Silva.
Humanscale leverages new technology and functional design to transform traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. As the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products, Humanscale improves the health and comfort of work life. Committed to making a net-positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity. For more information, visit www.humanscale.com.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.