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Path Chair


+ Most versatile and fully-function task chair 

+ Gravity Mechanism™ provides an inclusive sitting experience by using the sitter’s weight to counter recline for full support throughout the movement

+ Pivoting backrest automatically moves with the user throughout the day and offers perfect lumbar comfort in all positions without pressure point or need for adjustment

High-performance mesh and textiles complement the chair’s unique cushion contours to maximize their comfort, performance, and ergonomic function

+ Customizable with different textiles, including FormSense Eco Knit fabric (a Humanscale exclusive), anti-microbial Lotus fabric, and chrome-free leathers

+ Minimal assembly required. 15-year limited warranty on frame and 5-Year Single Shift (arm pads and textiles)

+ Path is Living Product Certified, meeting the most rigorous sustainable manufacturing criteria to date

Humanscale meet the highest environmental standards


Path chair was designed to feel warm and natural in most interior settings. It's simplified, softly rounded silhouette adapts to any environment, whether in the office or home.

Path builds on Humanscale’s 25 years of innovative engineering, developing simple products, encouraging movement, healthy postures, and functioning and looking as new after years of use. Designed in collaboration with Todd Bracher Studio, Humanscale's design goal was to create a task chair that is simple, beautiful, and challenges our industry-standard of complex mechanisms that require minimal adjustment



About the designer

As the pioneer of ergonomics, Niels Diffrient aimed to redefine the concept of the traditional task chair and instead design seating solutions that efficiently adapt to users, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture. Diffrient’s unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as cumbersome recline levers and back tension dials. He realized that movement during recline took the pressure off the user’s body and transferred it to the back of the chair. As a result, he developed the weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism, definitively reinventing the features of modern task seating to be truly simple, beautiful, and functional.  

Humanscale quickship diffrient world fabrics by PhilZen


FormSense Eco KnitTM

Revital is an exclusive 3D Knit textile that is made of 100% post-consumer recycled polyester derived from upcycled plastic bottles.

Equally as innovative as Path's design is our FormSense Eco KnitTM, a mesh-like textile is providing self-adjusting lumbar support and a tailored fit to every user, regardless of their height or weight.

Each stitch is individually controlled, creating intricate and systematic patterns with targeted tension zones. Its yarn is made with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester from upcycled plastic bottles. Since it is knit exactly to the chair's shape, it eliminates the need for cutting or sewing and creates zero waste.

Lotus provides unbeatable durability that's ideal for healthcare and hospitality environments and is water-repellent and easy to clean.

Corvara, a top, full-grain leather, is semi-aniline dyed and offers a smooth, silky feel with ultimate durability.

Ticino, also a semi-aniline dyed and top corrected leather, comes in various rich colors inspired by nature


Fabric Durability

Humanscale has a steadfast commitment to creating products that will stand the test of time. Developed to endure the constant movement of the sitter, our fabrics feature durable properties that support users of all shapes and sizes. Rigorously tested, our textiles are backed by a robust warranty and guarantee the same, brilliant aesthetic and performance on day 1,000 as on day one.

Fabric Sustainability

At Humanscale, we believe that the well-being of our customers, employees, and planet ranks as more important than our short-term income. Because of this belief, we strive to create products that are free from formaldehyde, PVC, stain-resistant coating, or Chrome 6 in our products.


• Base Options: Black, Light Grey, Polished Alumimum w/ Black, or Light grey

• Arm Style: Armless, Fixed or Adjustable Arms

• CCaster Options: Hard, Soft, Soft Unoccupied Break

• Cylinder Options: Standard or Low

• Chair Width: 23.82 fixed” Arms / 24.41” adjustable

• Seat Height Range: 15.55” – 20.87”

• Chair Weight: 41 lbs With arms /  35.5 lbs Armless

• Backrest Width: 19.09"

• Armrest Height: 9.21" / 7.09 - 10.24" adjustable

• Armrest Length: 9.25" 

• Distance between Armrest: 19.88" /   19.69" adjustable

• Weight Capacity: up to 300 lbs

Good for users 5'0- 6'4" in height

Humanscale Path chair Specification by Phil Zen

For further details, download the Path Chair Specification Sheet and Assembly Instruction

Chair Sustainability

Saving the planet, one product at a time. Like all Humanscale products, the Path chair was designed with a constant and genuine focus on its environmental impact at every stage of its development. Path reinforces our design philosophy in its simplicity of use, intuitive adaptation to everybody, and encouragement of movement and healthy postures. Each chair contains over 50% of recycled content and is climate, energy, and water positive. This means that with every Path chair, we all leave the world quantifiably better off. With a mission to create a healthier world, we are proud that over 60% of our products are certified net positive. The Path chair is also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality, GREENGUARD Gold, and level® 2 certified. Check out the Humanscale New Standard in Sustainability.  

Shipping & Returns

The chair ships within 20 business days.

Return Policy

Humanscale accepts no returns on their chairs. 


Humanscale offers a 15-year limited warranty on Chair frames. 3 Year Warranty on Arms and 5 Year warranty on textiles and mesh materials.

Freight Claims

Freight Claims must be filed within 2 calendar days from the date of delivery. Pictures of damaged goods and the original cartons are required and must accompany the claim.