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Humanscale Sets New Sustainability Standard With Its Chicago Showroom

In collaboration with Reddymade, this marks a new industry precedent in sustainable showroom design ahead of Fulton Market Design Days





(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO, IL – Humanscale, the leader in products that create a healthier and more comfortable place to work, announces the opening of its new showroom in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood, designed in collaboration with Suchi Reddy of the award-winning architecture firm Reddymade. As a long-time pioneer in environmental stewardship, this opening on June 10th sets a new precedent in sustainable showroom design.

The new Humanscale showroom is now designated as Living Building Challenge 4.0 Ready by the International Living Future Institute, the most rigorous measure of sustainability for buildings, and designed to comply with the standards for Design for Freedom, which employ ethical material selection and procurement practices. These certifications underscore Humanscale’s longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility not only across its products, but all aspects of the business.

Humanscale is the only furniture manufacturer to offer certified climate positive products and recently became the first major commercial manufacturer to be recognized as a certified B Corporation.

Humanscale’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jane Abernethy, shares, “Our top priority when working on this space was to uphold the highest environmental standards, even if it had never been done before. We hope this encourages other manufacturers to be more considered regarding their physical footprint.”

Humanscale Sets New Sustainability Standard With Its Chicago Showroom

The street-level space embodies Humanscale’s minimal aesthetic and features large circular architectural volumes, framing and accentuating the brand’s hero products, including the iconic Freedom Chair celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The material lab allows visitors to experience products, textiles, and finishes first-hand.


Suchi Reddy, founder of Reddymade, shares, “Central to the design narrative is the notion of embodied experience—every element is curated to enhance how the body interacts with space, just as Humanscale’s products celebrate the body. The design fosters a sense of expansiveness, inviting visitors to explore, discover, and engage with these transformative products. With an economy of materials and a focus on sustainability, the space serves as both a canvas for innovation and a sanctuary for the senses—a true testament to Humanscale’s enduring legacy of timeless design.”

The new Chicago showroom and design collaboration with Reddy are just the beginning of this long-term design partnership, with more showrooms to come worldwide, including Paris, Sydney, and Singapore.

Humanscale Chicago: 345 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

About Humanscale

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

As a certified B Corporation and 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 29 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.

Click here for more information on Humanscale.

About Reddymade

Reddymade Architecture and Design was founded in 2002, and is led by founding principal Suchi Reddy and principal Kaija Wuollet. Since its inception, the firm has been lauded for its formal experimentation and passion for innovative materials. Based in New York, the firm’s practice spans the fields of architecture, interior design, public art, and sculpture. Its diverse portfolio of projects includes public installations, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, large-scale commercial spaces, and residential projects—from single family homes to micro-apartments and prefab architecture.

The guiding principle of the practice is “form follows feeling,” a design ethos informed by neuroaesthetics, the study of how the brain responds to the design of our surroundings. The strong belief that good design, calibrated carefully to the human, positively influences wellbeing, creativity, and productivity informs all projects from conception to details.

The firm has been recognized with numerous awards, including the NYCxDesign award, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Award, AIA New York State Excelsior Award, and Interior Design’s best of the year awards. Recent projects include the first flagship Google retail space in New York, which is rated LEED Platinum and celebrates the act of humanizing technology; an interactive artificial intelligence (AI) and light sculpture, entitled ”me+you ” commissioned for the rotunda at the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building as part of the FUTURES exhibition in Washington, D.C. and powered by Amazon Web Services; a minimalist home in Salt Point New York designed with artist Ai Weiwei; A Space For Being, a collaboration installation with Google, the International Arts + Minds Lab at Johns Hopkins University and Muuto for the Salone del Mobile in Milan, which measured the impacts of neuroaesthetic design principles; a sensory healing room designed to improve recovery times for patients with disorders of consciousness; and 30,000 square feet of amenities for the Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles, FL with lobbies designed with the late Karl Lagerfeld.



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