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Humanscale Freedom

Designer: Niels Diffrient

The Humanscale Freedom Chair with headrest is a true design icon, the Freedom chair proves that ergonomics can be beautiful. Designed by Niels Diffrient, Freedom automatically adjusts to every user. Designed to eliminate the need for manual controls, it features a sophisticated weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism. The Humanscale Freedom Chair and its unique form has a timeless aesthetic that complements any workspace.

The revolutionary counter-balance mechanism provides perfect recline resistance for all users–automatically.
Synchronous armrests move up and down together and stay with you during recline for supported balance.
Independently adjustable seat and backrest fit virtually any body size.

AFRDI Green Tick Level B/Gold – GBCA Level A recognition


Indicative price range


This shows the expected range of prices, depending on the quantity and level of spec & finish. It is intended only as a guide, not a replacement for a quote.

$1,300 $3,000


Dimensions (mm):
Chair Width: 690 Arms / 535 Armless
Base Size: 635
Seat Height Range: 405-535
Recline Range: 20° recline + 7° backrest tilt
Chair Weight: 19.5kg / 22.3kg with headrest
Weight Capacity: 136kg

Standard Finishes:
Range of four-way stretch fabrics, box-stitched leathers, antimicrobial textiles, and non-stretch materials
Graphite or polished aluminium with graphite trim


  • CAL 133-approved
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality
  • Level® 2 certified.

15 Years

Lead Time:
2 weeks (in standard finishes & no arms)
Large Project Quantity or Indent Options: 10-12 weeks

Recycled content: 29% post-consumer, 18% pre-consumer
Weight: as little as 19.5kg minimizing resources used in shipping
Modular cushions for easy replacement

Polished Aluminium


Polished Aluminium

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