Freedom

Described by The New York Times as “the gold standard in office seating,” the Freedom chair redefines the concept of traditional task chairs. Designer Niels Diffrient aimed to design an office chair that automatically adapts to the user, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture. Diffrient’s unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as cumbersome recline levers and back tension dials for a truly ergonomic task chair. As a result, he developed a recline mechanism that perfectly adjusts to the user, definitively reinventing modern task seating to be truly simple, functional and beautiful.

Features

ABOUT THE DESIGN

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.

WHAT IS A NET POSITIVE PRODUCT?

Freedom Headrest is Living Product Certified, meeting the most rigorous sustainable manufacturing criteria to date. This means that Freedom Headrest is climate, water and energy positive. Every time we make these products the planet is better off. With a mission to create a healthier world, we are proud that over 60% of our products are certified net positive.

  • 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
  • Contoured cushions are sculpted to closely follow the body’s shape and offer long-term comfort, reduce pressure points and provide exceptional weight distribution
  • The Freedom Headrest features a dynamic support that cradles the head and neck during recline, but remains neutral when in upright positions

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