Niels Diffrient is one of the century’s preeminent American designers. He emphasizes the “human factors” of industrial design, using ingenuity and intuition to bring consumer products that meet their needs. He has served as designer or consultant to the Fortune 500’s leading companies.
Diffrient has also been broadly published in the field of design and human factors, most notably as co-author of the three-volume compendium, ‘Humanscale’. He has won a total of 24 awards, including two Best of Show and 10 Gold and Top awards. A holder of more than 20 mechanical and design patents for his furniture design both in America and abroad, he has also received honors from many organizations including the American Institute of Architecture, the Industrial design Society of America and a honorary doctorate from Art Center College.
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