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.
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 black 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 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.
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 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.
|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''|
|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.
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.
August 14, 2012
It was easy to order and fast delivery. Great chair! Very comfortable and easy to adjust.
Marla J. Stauth
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.