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Niels Diffrient Dies at 84

 
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Niels Diffrient Dies at 84
Niels Diffrient Dies at 84

Brian Lutz pens an obit that reflects on the life and passions of the design icon.

Niels Diffrient, the artist, architect, author, and industrial designer whose seminal research on ergonomics established standards for the furniture industry, died at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. on June 8, 2013. Diffrient was 84.

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