Niels Diffrient was born in Star, Mississippi back in 1928. His family moved to Detroit where he attended Cass Technical High School moving on to Wayne State University and finally receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. While there he received three First Medal in Design three of his four years.
He went to Italy for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1954. When he returned in 1955 he joined Dreyfuss associates where he stayed for 25 years. He died at his home in Ridgefield, Connecticut in 2013, he was 84.
What you may not know about Niels is that he is best known for designing the Freedom and Liberty chairs, the Princess telephone and the Polaroid SX-70 camera. He was also one of the first persons to develop chairs using ergonomics (the scientific discipline concerning the interactions among humans and other elements optimizing human well-being).
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