The Humanscale Freedom Chair with Headrest forgoes knobs and levers for the simplicity of instant, dynamic support. As you lean back, the counter-balance mechanism, an invention of renowned designer Niels Diffrient, uses your body weight to apply the appropriate amount of tension and support throughout its full range of recline. Each part of the chair may be individually positioned to match your body size while the contoured cushions that cover them combat pressure points, which can lead to painful fatigue. Visit our other Humanscale Freedom Chair listing if you prefer a chair without a headrest, or check out the Humanscale Freedom Chair Same Day Ship Models if you need an ergonomic chair fast. Humanscale chairs are Manufactured in the USA.
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The Freedom arms are available in two different styles: standard and advanced. The standard arms quickly move up and down; the advanced arms are width as well as height adjustable.
Our recommendation: Many users prefer the added adjustability of the advanced armrests.
Once you pick the type of arms to best suit your needs, choose your arm padding, Duron or Technogel. Add a surface material to complement your Freedom color options.
Humanscale offers a standard padded foam or gel seat cushion on the Freedom chair. Both seats are very comfortable, but the gel seat upgrade offers better long-term support and relief of pressure points for users that sit in their chair 8 to 10 hours a day.
Our recommendation: Technogel has a firmer "sit" than the standard foam that softens up somewhat after a few minutes and will offer better back support if you are seated for long periods of time. Users who are up and down more may prefer the foam.
Raise or lower the height of the Freedom's seat by selecting a cylinder size. When sitting in a chair, a person's feet should rest comfortably on the floor or a foot rest. Ninety-five percent of our customers select the standard height for their chair; however, a petite user with a lower desk or a tall user with a higher desk can opt for a custom configuration without worrying about bumping their knees on a work surface.
Our recommendation: If you aren't sure which height is best for you, give us a call and we'll help you choose.
The Freedom chair offers four caster choices. Most of our customers select the standard casters for carpet floors or soft casters for hard floors. Glides are perfect for a stationary chair, and the locking casters let the chair move around when no one is sitting down.
The Freedom Chair is available with three frame colors: graphite and titanium frames are standard colors, and the polished aluminum frame is an upgrade available with either titanium or graphite shells on the cushions and arms.
This is what a Freedom Chair looks like with each of the three frame choices:
The Freedom Chair comes standard with a highly durable composite base with graphite or titanium finish, or upgrade to a polished aluminum base finish.
Squiggle is part of Humanscale's new Movement collection and features an innovative weave that creates a modern, organic pattern available in five rich colors. Can be applied either horizontally or vertically to create a look that is uniquely yours. Designate horizontal or vertical when you make your fabric selection in the drop down menus. Constructed of 100% pre-consumer, recycled polyester.
This four-way stretch textile with a three-dimensional wave pattern offers a range of brilliant colors taken from nature. It exceeds all standards for contract upholstery.
Constructed from a blend of nylon, Cordura and elastic yarn, this four-way stretch textile offers a pleasing texture, while providing the extreme durability required for long-term use.
This four-way stretch textile is water repellant and easy to clean, making it an ideal textile for healthcare and hospitality environments. Its polyurethane finish with nylon backing boasts a soft texture while offering exceptional durability. It exceeds all standards for contract upholstery and healthcare tests.
Composed of 78% merino wool with polyester and nylon interwoven for strength, Bridget Stripe is soft, durable and features brilliant colors. This stripe may be laid vertically or horizontally.
Sensuede was developed to be the best and most luxurious engineered suede available. The faux suede's soft touch comes from the use of breathable and wrinkle resistant recycled microfibers that are finer than a human hair but are extra-strong, resulting in a very resilient fabric. This material also was selected because of its environmentally sensitive content and manufacturing process.
Promessa is a high quality, breathable and wipe clean synthetic leather that looks great and has a luxurious, soft hand. Promessa ultraleather is more durable than leather and breathes better offering a great option for those who like the look of fine leather but do not wish to pay the price of true leather.
Bizon is a durable, water-resistant leather suitable for a wide range of applications. The combination of a special retannage and technically-advanced finishing process results in a leather that is not only water-resistant but also practical for applications that require a durable finish.
Cervo is chromium tanned and aniline dyed. The unique tannage approximates the rich luxurious suppleness of deer skin. The clarity and depth of the aniline dyes provide a distinct beauty enhancing all the natural characteristics. Cervo is thicker than the other naked leathers in our collection. Specialized milling adds additional character providing a soft pebble grain texture unmatched by any other leather in its class.
Choose from a variety of different color box stitchings for your chair. This option is only available for leather upholstery.
This chair purchase includes a Live Half-Hour Online Seminar with an ergonomic pro. This webinar will help you learn how best to use ergonomic tools and make the right choices for your workstation. Anyone interested in building an ideal workspace for their own unique needs should take advantage of this offer. The webinar will cover valuable ergonomic essentials such as:
The Humanscale Freedom Chair with Headrest is an ergonomic chair unto itself with its innovative counter-balance mechanism that, in conjunction with your body weight, instantly aligns its recline tension to your posture. The idea behind the chair, one that originated with designer Niels Diffrient, is to encourage frequent movement without requiring you to manage the chair's adjustments each time you move. The height adjustable headrest moves forward when you recline to cradle your head and maintain near constant eye contact, while a pivoting backrest offers vital lumbar support throughout the full range of recline. Contoured cushions that reduce the risk of pressure points, synchronous armrests that prevent uneven arm positioning, and a 15-year manufacturer's warranty makes the Humanscale Freedom Chair with Headrest a mainstay of any office.
|Chair height||43" - 53" H|
|Seat height||16" - 21.3" H|
|Back height||18" - 21" H|
|Seat width||20" W|
|Headrest adjustment range||5"|
|Weight capacity||300 lbs|
The Humanscale Freedom Chair with Headrest is one of the easiest chairs to adjust thanks to its counter-balance mechanism that does most of the adjusting for you. The synchronous arm rests adjust in unison to ensure your arms are always at equal heights, while the height adjustable headrest moves forward as you recline enabling you to maintain a consistent eye level. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of this chair is, once the cushions are positioned, you'll rarely need to adjust them. This is because Humanscale's patented counter-balance mechanism self-adjusts according to your weight and movement to help avoid pressure points and promote better circulation while offering you the freedom of movement.
November 27, 2013
Beautifully paid artfully packed. Wonderful chair.
easy to sit in without adjustments!
June 24, 2013
I love my chair. It's so comfy and I don't have a adjust it! I just sit and it let's me move back and forth. Great lumbar support too. It's a keeper!
great chair and options
April 15, 2013
I've bought 3 different high end task chairs and this is my favorite because it fits both small and large people, so it's interchangeable in our office. I also got the optional mid-range cylinder so that it can be used at a low, standard desk height or popped up to use at our higher desks. The gel seat is very comfortable and I love the simplicity of adjustments.
I love my chair!
March 9, 2013
I love my chair! I have been searching for a ergonomic chair that will work for me for several years due to advanced lumbar, thoracic, and cervical osteoarthritis, several compression fractures due to sports related injuries, tennis elbow (mouse elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome, and a lifetime history of repeated pilonidal disease. My job is at the computer all day plus I am a full time online student. The Freedom Chair with the gel seat, head rest, and adjustable arm rests, along with a narrow keyboard has been the end to my long search for pain relief while spending many hours at the computer. This is an amazing chair. It gives me perfect spinal and neck support throughout the day without having to mess with any levers or knobs as I change positions. The gel seat is a must for anyone with coccyx issues. Those contoured ergo seats that have a bump in the middle always caused pain and skin breakdown at my tailbone. I have not had any problems in this area since I have been living in my Freedom chair. My symptoms of carpal tunnel and tennis elbow have disappeared due to the adjustable arm rests that move with me when I lean back throughout the day. I purchased this chair for my home, but took it to work to use until the identical chair my employer purchased for me is delivered. This chair is well worth the money. If my employer did not purchase one of these chairs for me I would be loading it up in my pickup every day and hauling back and forth so I could use it for my job and my course work at home. The bonus of this chair is its beauty.
Gigi in New Orleans
Love my new chair!
January 8, 2012
It's beautiful, red leather, and provides the lumbar support I need for long hours in front of my computer. Also noticed the chair in the recent Mission Impossible film. I'm pleased with my purchase and thank you Humanscale for the 15% special last month and the foot machine.