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Freedom Chair - In Stock

Our Price: $1,634.00
Our Sale: $ 1,307.20
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Freedom Chair - In Stock

Our Price: $1,634.00
Our Sale: $ 1,307.20
+ Free Shipping

It has been called the world's simplest and smartest task chair because it adapts naturally to the geometry of the human body, operates dynamically and stops automatically in the correct position — all with the use of knobs, locks or levers!


Freedom Chair

It has been called the world's simplest and smartest task chair because it adapts naturally to the geometry of the human body, operates dynamically and stops automatically in the correct position — all with the use of knobs, locks or levers!

Don't see what you want? Customize your own Freedom Chair here.

Key Features

The Freedom Desk Chair includes the following features:

  • Distinctive design sets it apart from other task chairs and enhances any space.
  • Innovative weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism cleverly uses each sitter's body weight to perfectly adjust the tension and recline position of the chair for full support throughout movement.
  • Pivoting backrest automatically moves with the user throughout the day and offers perfect lumbar comfort in all positions.
  • Synchronous arms allow effortless adjustment with one hand and our unique arm design attaches to the backrest to move with the user. Adjusting seat level for up close work at a desk.
  • Contoured cushions are sculpted to closely follow the body's shape and offer long-term comfort, reduce pressure points and provide exceptional weight distribution.
  • Modular design allows the user to update the aesthetic of the chair and offers easy maintenance.
  • Handle on back of chair for easy maneuvering.
  • A wide range of specifically created, high-performance textiles complement the chair's unique cushion contours to maximize their comfort, performance and ergonomic function.
  • Convenient coat hanger attachment
  • 15-year warranty.
  • Some assembly required.

Body Fit

  • Size adjustable to fit 95% of the population

Self-Adjusting Recline

  • Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set / release
  • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
  • User maintains near-constant eye level during recline

Pivoting Backrest

  • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine
  • Provides up to 1" additional lumbar support when needed

Synchronous Armrests

  • Standard Duron Armpads
  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift and release action for immediate re-positioning without buttons or locks
  • 6" range of vertical motion to accommodate all users and tasks
  • Can be positioned below thigh level for close to table or desk work
  • Attached to backrest so arms stay in same relation to body during recline
  • Duron arm pad for durability and comfort


  • Standard Foam Seat, upholstered in Black Corde 4 fabric
  • Molded polyurethane foam cushions
  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement

Cylinder Options

  • Standard 5" Adjustable: Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population

Caster Selection:

  • Standard Hard Casters

Dimensions & Measurements

Code Description Measurements
a Seat Depth
(from face of lumbar to front of seat)
17.4" - 19.85"
b Seat Height
(from floor to front center of seat cushion)
16.625" - 20.875"
c Seat Width 21"
d Backrest Height
(from seat cushion to top of backrest)
e Chair Width With Arms: 26.75"
Without Arms: 21.1"
f Armrest Height
(from seat cushion to top of armrest)
3.75" - 9.6"
g Armrest Length
(from face of lumbar to front of armrest)
h Distance Between Armrests Standard: 19"
Advanced: 18.25" - 21.25"
l Base Diameter 25"
o Backrest Width 21"

Product Brochure

Freedom Chair Brochure


  • Standard Plastics and Foams
  • CAL133 Label Applied to Underside of Chair - Custom


“With the airplane you learn a lot about how to deal with the air, for a chair you have to learn a lot about how to deal with the body, and what the body needs, wants, indicates it needs. And that's the way, ultimately after some ups and downs, I ended up designing [Freedom].”
— Niels Diffrient, Designer

Inspired to create a revolutionary office chair that adjusted automatically to whoever sat in it, Niels Diffrient designed the Freedom chair. Diffrient had always had a passion for aviation, growing up drawing and building model planes. In his 2002 TED talk, in which he shared the processes behind the design of Freedom, he explained how the disciplines connected.


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Assembly Instructions

Freedom Chair Assembly Instructions

Humanscale Warranty

General Warranty

Care Instructions

Freedom Office Chair Care Instructions

The Humanscale Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Function, simplicity, and longevity, and sustainability are at the core of all our designs. When thinking through the design and manufacturing of each product, we carefully consider the materials and resources used, in aim of creating an overall Net Positive impact.

Their award-winning office solutions, including self-adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting, inspire movement and support the user in every posture.

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