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Humanscale Freedom Chair without Headrest

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The Humanscale Freedom Chair offers simple, user-friendly ergonomic design that is completely free of levers and knobs. If you want to recline, simply lean back and the innovative counter-balance mechansim, created by ergonomic pioneer Niels Diffrient, will tilt the chair back with your body. Ergonomists recommend frequent position changes to improve blood flow and prevent stiffness, but other chairs require onerous, time-consuming adjustments to make that happen, while the Freedom Chair make shifting positions effortless. The Humanscale Freedom Chair without Headrest is as elegant as it is comfortable.

This listing offers no headrest, however, you can also order the Humanscale Freedom Chair with a Headrest if you prefer. 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.


Standard Armrests

  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate the dangers of uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift-and-release action allows for immediate repositioning without the need for buttons or locks
  • The armrests provide a 6" range of vertical motion to accommodate all users and tasks, and they can be positioned below thigh-level for close table or desk work
  • The armrests are attached to the backrest, not the seat like most chairs, so they stay in the same relation to your body when you recline

Advanced Armrests

  • Offer all the same features of the standard armrests
  • Slide left and right for intuitive width adjustment

Our recommendation: Many users prefer the added adjustability of the advanced armrests.

Arm Options

humanscale freedom chair armrest adjustment

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.

  • Duron is a durable polyurethane arm with a Technogel core for added comfort, and it comes standard on both arm styles
  • Technogel is softer and extremely comfortable, and the standard upholstery on the gel arms is black synthetic leather
  • Either arm padding can be upholstered to match your chair

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Seat Cushion

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.

Humanscale chair seat padding options

  • Standard foam seat is contoured to fit your body and reduce pressure points, and is both comfortable and supportive
  • Technogel seat cushion is a non-degradable, non-compressible Technogel layer on top of a foam core that provides maximum pressure distribution and offers unmatched, long-term comfort
  • Technogel seat is available only with the Wave, Lotus and Vellum fabrics and is not available with leather or Sensuede

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.

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Seat Height

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.

Freedom chair height image showing cylinder

  • Standard height cylinder fits 90% of the population
  • High range cylinder is available for very tall users
  • Tall and extra tall cylinders combine with a footring to make the Freedom Chair a Humanscale Freedom Drafting Chair

Our recommendation: If you aren't sure which height is best for you, give us a call and we'll help you choose.

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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.

Freedom chair caster choices

  • Standard Hard Casters- 2 1/2" double-wheeled for carpeted floors
  • Soft Casters- 2 1/2" soft double-wheeled for hard floors
  • Glides- non-rolling glides for fixed location use
  • Locking Casters- lock into position when you sit on the chair

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Frame Color

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.

Closeup of Frame Choices

This is what a black Freedom Chair looks like with each of the three frame choices:

Humanscale Freedom chair shown in blue with each of 3 frame color options

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Base Color

The Freedom Chair comes standard with a highly durable composite base with graphite or titanium finish, or upgrade to a polished aluminum base finish.

Humanscale Freedom Chair base choices

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Fabric - Grade 1


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.

Humanscale Wave Fabric


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.

Humanscale Vellum Fabric


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.

Humanscale Lotus Fabric

Fabric - Grade 3


Sensuede was developed to be the best and most luxurious engineered suede available. The fauxsuede'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.

Sensuede Swatches for Humanscale Freedom Chair

Leather - Grade 0


A lightly corrected, aniline dyed leather produced from European hides. It receives a special retannage that enriches the leather and tightens the grain.

Humanscale Vincenza Leather

Leather - Grade 1


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.

Humanscale Bizon Leather, for your inspection

Leather - Grade 3


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.

Humanscale Cervo Leather, for your inspection


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Box Stitching

Choose from a variety of different color box stitchings for your chair. This option is only available for leather upholstery.

Humanscale box stitching for leather chairs

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Free Ergonomic Training Video

This chair purchase includes a free half-hour Ergonomic Training Video with an ergonomic pro. This video 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 video will cover valuable ergonomic essentials such as:

Free Ergonomic Training Video

  • Understanding the biomechanics of sitting
  • Setting up a workstation to maximize efficiency
  • Adjusting a chair to promote neutral posture
  • Learning exercises to reduce stress and fatigue

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The Humanscale Freedom Chair is one of our most popular ergonomic chairs because it promises freedom from knobs, locks or levers; its intuitive adjustments require nothing more from you than the natural movement of your body. This chair maximizes spontaneity, making it easier than ever for you to enjoy the benefits of an ergonomic chair. With an excellent lumbar support, contoured cushioning designed to reduce pressure points and improve circulation, and responsive arm rests that move in sync to assure even arm positions, the Humanscale Freedom Chair without Headrest is the cornerstone of any healthy office.

Features - Humanscale Freedom Chair

  • Features a dynamic, reclining mechanism that provides the right amount of support throughout a full range of motion without needing to adjust knobs or dials
  • Dynamic movement provides up to one inch of additional lumbar support when needed
  • Cushions are carefully sculpted to match your body's contours and increase contact area to reduce pressure points
  • Seat cushion available with your choice of cushy foam padding or a gel pad that reshapes itself to the contours of your body
  • Armrests move in tandem to eliminate uneven arm positioning
  • Adjusts to fit more than 95% of the population

Humanscale Freedom Chair Specifications

Seat Dimensions 16'' - 21'' H x 21'' W x 16.25'' - 18.5'' D
Backrest Dimensions 18'' - 21'' H (from seat cushion to top of back) x 21'' W
Armrest height 5'' - 11''
Base diameter 25''
Warranty 15 years
Weight Capacity 300 lbs

The Humanscale Freedom Chair is rated to 300 pounds and carries a limited 15 year warranty. Due to chair dimensions, we recommend this chair for people 230 pounds and under.

freedom chair dimensions

The Human Solution is a fully authorized Humanscale Dealer

Shop Smart: Shop Authorized and Protect Your Investment

The Human Solution is an authorized Humanscale reseller. All manufacturers sign a contractual agreement with their dealers that require dealers uphold a specific code of behavior that provides for quality support both before and after the sale of their products, including warranty support. Humanscale authorized dealers must meet high quality standards for customer service, product selection, and business ethics. This policy includes:

  • A brand new product guarantee (Humanscale authorized dealers are prohibited from selling or marketing used, refurbished, or renewed Humanscale products)
  • Full coverage by Humanscale's lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • On-site product service in 12 major cities and nationwide warranty support

What do you lose by purchasing a Humanscale product from a non-authorized source?

  • While some unauthorized sellers may have their own warranty, it is usually very limited in scope, often as short as 30 days. The warranty is only as good as the dealer who backs it; if they go out of business, your warranty is gone with them.
  • Humanscale assigns serial numbers to every chair they manufacturer - this record details the original purchaser and ensures the lifetime warranty is only valid for the original purchaser. You cannot purchase replacement parts, pads or fabric without the serial number. Additionally if your chair breaks, you cannot get it repaired.
  • Humanscale chairs are rated to 250 pounds and a 40 hour work week. If a refurbished chair has seen more use than this, its lifetime will be shortened.
  • When comparing dealers and pricing, read the description thoroughly. As all authorized dealers are subject to the same minimum advertised pricing, any dealer lower should be suspect.

Ergonomic Adjustments - Humanscale Freedom Chair




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Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The Humanscale Freedom chair is one of the easiest chairs to adjust and appreciate. A counterbalance self-adjusts according to your weight and movement, and the armrest design and movement on this chair is exceptional. If you like to fidget while sitting and don't like manual controls, then this could be your chair. It is designed to fit a wide variety of body types. The Freedom is an excellent fit for slender to average individuals because the seating area is smaller than many other chairs.

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Customer Reviews

Humanscale Freedom Chair without Headrest
5 Stars based on 3 Review(s)
Planet Pocket Tool
western ma
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

December 31, 2015
I've only had this chair a few days but I already love it. Very well built, plenty of simple adjustments and very stylish addition to my home office. I like how the back rest moves with you and supports your lower back in all positions. The wavy fabric I chose is quite comfortable and it feels nice to the hand. The back of the chair has a clever handle on it to aid in pulling the chair out from a desk or moving it around a room rather than having to grab the arm rest or back rest. I chose the gel seat and gel arm rest options as well as the adjustable arm rest option and am very happy with those choices. The only thing I miss over my old Staples chair is the tilting seat so you can tilt back and put your feet up on the desk which is how I often like to browse the web. This seat does not tilt as most cheapy office chairs do, however, it is still comfortable once you find the right position.

Maria Rodriguez
5 Stars

Freedom Chair
August 14, 2012
It was easy to order and fast delivery. Great chair! Very comfortable and easy to adjust.

Marla J. Stauth
5 Stars

January 3, 2010
I've had my chair about a week. It was really easy to adjust to my body, and hasn't taken any time to get used to at all. I love that it is was customizable and that the sales person at The Human Solution helped me select exactly what I needed even though I thought I had it pretty well nailed down. The only feature I wish it had was independently adjustable arms. I would like to be able to keep the right one up for support for mousing while sometimes the left might need to be higher, lower, or even not even there. I researched a long time to find everything I needed, and this had it all. I has lived up to it so far.

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