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Winner of ten design awards to date—including the Design Distinction Award in the prestigious ID Design Review 2000 competition—the Freedom chair by Niels Diffrient has revolutionized the task chair industry. Its weight-sensitive recline, synchronously adjustable armrests, and dynamically positioned headrest set new standards for task chair performance and functionality to keep the sitter exceptionally comfortable while also lowering the risk of long-term injury.
Freedom's dynamic, position sensitive headrest adjusts to cradle your head and neck as your recline, and moves out of the way when you sit upright automatically.
As you recline, you'll maintain a near consistent eye level, while the angle between your torso and legs opens up for better body function.
The cushions are sculpted to closely follow body contours, which increase contact and decreases concentrated loads. Our optional Technogel® seat cushion maximizes weight distribution and comfort.
The pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline.
Freedom's body-friendly gel armrests move up and down together and stay with you during recline, always keeping you in supported balance.
The seat, backrest and headrest may be independently positioned to fit your exact body size.
With Freedom's revolutionary counter-balance mechanism, your weight automatically balances the force required to recline the chair. So whether you're big or small, short or tall, the recline tension is always perfectly adjusted to let you move while keeping you fully supported in all positions.
Freedom Task Chair with Headrest.
Humanscale’s iconic Freedom chair, created by legendary industrial designer Niels Diffrient, features revolutionary weight-sensitive recline, synchronously adjustable armrests for ergonomic comfort and an executive, dynamic headrest.
Weight: 38 lbs
Chair Width: 27.25"
Base Width: 25"
Warranty: Textiles & Cushions – 5 years of single shift use; All other components – 15 years 24/7 use
F211- Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Standard Duron Arms
- No Leather Stitching
- Standard Foam Seat
- Standard 5"" Cylinder
- Standard Hard Casters
- Standard Foams and Plastics
- Individually Boxed
The Freedom Chair is a great example of Humanscale’s environmental purpose.
Made predominantly of aluminum, followed by steel and plastic
Contains 62% recycled content (43% post-consumer, 19% pre-consumer)
Weighs only 38 lbs
Made of 132 parts (comparable chairs are made of up to 250 parts)
Modular cushions for easy replacement
Designed for easy disassembly
Ships in 85% recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped when feasible
SKU: F211GV507 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Vellum Navy
SKU: F211GW101 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Wave Black
SKU: F211GV102 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Vellum Graphite
SKU: F211GV101 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Vellum Black
SKU: F211GW102 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Wave Graphite
SKU: F211GW507 - Freedom Task Chair with Headrest, Wave Navy
Standard chair fits more than 95% of the office population
5’0” Woman to 6'4' Man
100 to 300 pounds
Low or Tall Cylinder
Backrest Recline: 22° recline plus 7° backrest tilt
Reference Angle betwen Seat and Back: 100° to 129°
Advanced Task Armrests
Horizontal angle change from elbow pivot point
New arm assembly features clean aesthetic and improves efficiency of use, allowing the user to adjust the arms with just one hand
Headrest Radial Motion (automatic motion during recline): 30°
Lumbar Support Increase in Recline: 1"
15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads: 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty
Freedom Hang Tag (PDF)
Freedom Arm Replacement Instructions (PDF)
Freedom Headrest Rod Replacement Instructions (PDF)
Freedom Headrest Support Assembly Instructions (PDF)
Seating Parts and Repair Manual (PDF)