Humanscale Freedom Chair with Headrest
designed by Niels Diffrient
Sharing the same characteristics of the Freedom Chair that made it an ergonomic success, this headrest-toting version offers the high performance you expect with added support for your head.
With innovative recline that provides constant support and a pivoting backrest that automatically adjusts to the needs of the spine, the Freedom chair is exceptionally comfortable and promotes movement throughout the day. Its refined and sculpted cushions were designed to mimic the body’s natural contours and decrease pressure point loads for premium comfort. Like all Humanscale chairs, the Freedom chair was designed to look and function like new after years of consistent use.
The Freedom chair features a dynamic, articulating headrest to support the head and neck as users recline. It moves with the sitter, so they can change postures without making manual adjustments and stay comfortable in any position.
Self Adjusting Recline:
Freedom eliminates the need for traditional recline mechanisms, which can be bulky and weigh up to 15 pounds. Instead, Freedom uses the sitter’s body weight and the laws of physics to perfectly and automatically adjust recline support for each individual.
Freedom's body-friendly armrests move up and down together, staying with the user during recline for continuous comfort and support. Unlike other chair designs, Freedom's armrests are attached to the back of the chair to ensure synchronous use.
The Bottom line:
You can't argue with the comfort. This is a unique and very comfortable desk chair. It may surprise you to hear that Humanscale doesn't really consider itself to be a furniture company. They make furniture, of course, but rather than calling themselves a furniture company, they call themselves an ergonomics company. There isn't an organization out there more committed, driven, and knowledgable about the field of ergonomics than Humanscale.
Humanscale stands for ergonomic furniture. The Freedom Chair is what you might call their Magnum Opus (thus far).
The graphite and titanium bases are made of hard plastic to match the plastic frame of the chair. The base is also available in polished aluminum.
The seat comes in standard foam or a marvelous Technogel (even better than a bicycle seat) over a thin polyurethane foam.
Armpads are available with Duron covers over foam (Duron is a soft urethane plastic material)or gel. Both Duron and gel armpads are available with or without upholstery to match your seat.
A seat depth: 16.25" - 18.5"
B seat height: 16" - 21" (standard); 15.25" - 19.5" (low); 17" - 22.25" (tall)
C seat width: 21"
D backrest height: 18" - 21"
E chair width: 27.25"
F armrest height: 5" - 11"
G armrest length: 13" (standard); 14.25" (advanced)
H distance between armrests: 20" (standard); 11.5" - 21.5" (advanced)
I height (no headrest): 33.5" - 41.5"
J height (with headrest): 43" - 53"
K headrest height range: 5"
L base diameter: 25"
O backrest width: 21"
The standard version of the chair does not come with a traditional headrest (like most office chairs). But for many folks, increased support for the head and neck is among their most crucial ergonomic needs. That's why the folks at Humanscale made sure to include plenty of options for this chair, so you could have a hand in designing the final product. In this case, that means a state of the art ergonomic headrest that attaches easily to the top of the chair and does nothing to take away from the beauty of its form. The Freedom Chair headrest keeps your neck from straining at work, and keeps your head supported at all times so your weight stays balanced.
If you need lots of head and neck support, this is definitely the add-on you need to make the Freedom Chair perfect for you. The rest of the chair can be customized as you see fit - with our online design engine you can choose the color, caster, and base that's right for you!