Liberty Chair by Humanscale
designed by Niels Diffrient
With a minimal aesthetic that complements any space, the Liberty chair is the ideal seating solution for the modern work environment. With advanced features, including automatic, weight-sensitive recline, arm rests that are attached to the back of the chair for constant support and an innovative tri-panel mesh backrest, Liberty combines performance, simplicity and beauty. With fewer parts than traditional task chairs, Liberty is a timeless and environmentally friendly design.
Liberty’s intelligent mechanism-free recline uses the laws of physics and the sitter’s weight to automatically provide the perfect amount of support through the full range of recline. Without manual controls to adjust, the user can change postures effortlessly throughout the day.
Liberty’s mesh back is formed by combining three panels of non-stretch mesh material in the same way a tailor combines multiple pieces of fabric to create a shirt. Its contours are made to custom fit and support each individual sitter throughout the day.
Liberty was engineered to automatically adjust to whoever sits in it, instantly accommodating each user regardless of size and weight. Because it has no manual adjustments and features Humanscale’s weight-sensitive recline, the user can move easily and without restrictions.
A fun chair, attractive, and light in every way except design and ergonomics.
The Liberty Chair from Humanscale lives up to its name through a light, transparent, and altogether refreshing take on the modern office chair. Liberty means freedom, and the Liberty Chair delivers. Freedom of movement, freedom from strain and back pain, freedom from the strictures of the average office chair, and freedom from the same old same old. In every way, the Liberty Chair is a true original, and emblematic of the commitment to service, excellence, and functionality espoused by the team at Humanscale.
Freedom of Movement
This is first and foremost a very comfortable chair. The light materials and breezy fabrics make it easy to feel the air in the room, to be part of the elements, rather than shielded and cut off from them. Users of this chair will feel cooler while they sit, less restricted by built up heat and discomfort caused by the padding and faux-leather of the average office chair. The materials of the chair are essential to the sense of freedom it gives you, and they're just one part of the comfort features the chair employs.
When buying an office chair, comfort is almost always the number one quality users say that want more than anything else. Look no further for comfort than the Liberty Chair. The main reason, aided and abetted by the material, is freedom of movement. In this chair you can feel free to move and sit as you choose. The tri-panel technology employed in the back of the chair comforts and supports your body in ways that no other mesh chair has been able to mimic, and the lumbar support system in the chair has made it safe, comfortable and supportive for you back. So no matter what you're doing in the chair, reclining or leaning forward, working or playing games, you'll be comfortable, and free to move the way you want to move, not the way the chair will allow you to move.
Another very cool feature of the Liberty Chair is the self-reclining mechanism within the chair. If you choose to move back or forward, the chair intelligently and intuitively moves with you and anticipates your desires. There are no adjustments to make, no levers to pull or mess with, and no unnecessary movements from you. All there is is a chair in perfect sync with your body, ready and willing to do what you want. Freedom of movement has never been so easy, so fun, or quite so liberating.
Freedom from Strain
As mentioned before, the Liberty Chair is hard to beat when it comes to back support. In your lumbar region, a lower part of your back, there is a great capacity for strain and wear and tear. This is the specific region that is targeted for relief by the Liberty. The materials and systems present in the chair make sure you always have prefect lumbar support.
The chair was designed by Niels Diffrient, a designer with a lifelong connection to ergonomic science and ergonomic seating solutions, and the finished product is a stylish and supportive example of a great ergonomic chair. When you're working in the Liberty Chair, you'll have everything you need to stay focused, stay productive, and stay comfortable, with no long term health effects or threats of back pain. With the automatic recline feature on the chair, and the practically unheard of non-reliance on adjustments, this is a chair that gives you the freedom you need to focus on your work, your play, or simply the rest of your day.
Freedom from Average Design
The Liberty Chair is a beautiful piece of design, an engineering feat wrapped in an aesthetic achievement. It's the crowning achievement of Neils Diffrient's exciting and ongoing career; a fitting tribute to everything he learned about ergonomics, human sitting style, and great industrial design. Smart Furniture is proud to offer our customers a chair that doesn't abide by the rules of the norm, that doesn't accept the limitations of the average or the narrow-minded, and that strikes out on it's own on a new path to beauty, form and function that's unlike any other.
The mesh of the chair is one of the first striking design elements that everyone notices. Unlike the typical office chair, which is generally constructed of padding, faux leather, or cloth, this is a free and easy chair that gives up all the clunkiness, heat and waste of the average office chair materials, without sacrificing any of the comfort, support, and reliability. The automatic adjustments, the thinness of the chair, and the reliance on ergonomics over conventional wisdom have all contributed to make a truly unique office chair, one that any owner would be proud to take into their office.
Smart Furniture is excited to offer our customers the innovative and exciting furniture lines coming from Humanscale, the Liberty Chair chief among them.
Seat pad is upholstery over Humanscale Technogel or a foam core. Armrests are duron with or without an upholstery cover or Technogel with a xanium or upholstery cover. Duron is a comfortable, durable version of urethane; xanium is a synthetic composite that is extremely soft to the touch. Liberty Chair back is 3 panels of low-abrasion mesh. Frame and base are primarily aluminum, with some plastic and steel.
Overall: 26.5" w x 25" d
Seat width: 21"
Standard height: 38.5" - 43.5"
Standard seat height: 16" - 21"
Low height: 37.75" - 41.5"
Low seat height: 15.25" - 19"
Tall height: 39.5" - 44.75"
Tall seat height: 17" - 22.25"
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.