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Humanscale’s Nova Task Light Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019


NEW YORK—Nova, a new task light from Humanscale, was awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD. 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.

More information about the iF DESIGN AWARD win can be found here.