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Humanscale Liberty Chair

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The Humanscale Liberty Chair offers strong lumbar support and responsive ergonomic technology, plus the breathability and flexibility of a mesh back. This popular Humanscale ergonomic chair delivers instant comfort and support without the need for several locks or levers. The Liberty Chair's flexible mesh back and built in lumbar support automatically adjust to your movements, ensuring your back will feel supported all day long. The Humanscale Liberty Chair offers a high level of support and relief from back pain plus a sleek, attractive design that will add a modern spark to any office, home or conference room. Humanscale chairs are Manufactured in the USA.

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The Liberty arms are very unique. Aside from several different armpads to choose from, fixed or adjustable arms are available as well. The height adjustable arms lower down to the seat cushion and out of the way while working at a desk or on a keyboard tray.
  • No armrests
  • Fixed height armrests with either a Duron (soft solid foam) or Technogel pad
  • Height-adjustable armrests featuring a 5" range of adjustment
  • Armrests can be covered in urethane, black Xanium synthetic leather or upholstery to match the seat cushion

Our recommendation: Most people will benefit from having adjustable arms

Arm Pads

  • Duron arms match either your frame color or shell color when ordered with a polished aluminum frame
  • Technogel arm pads come standard with a black Xanium synthetic leather cover
  • Duron or Technogel arms may be covered to match your seat textile

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Seat Cushion

The Liberty's thin seat cushion is designed specifically for long-term sitting comfort, whether with the double foam seat or the optional Technogel cushion that maximizes weight distribution and comfort.

Technogel Seat Cushion

    • Made of a non-degradable, non-compressible Technogel layer on top of a foam core
    • Provides for maximum pressure distribution
    • Offers unmatched long-term comfort
    • Proven to reduce back stress while sitting
    • Not available with leather or Sensuede covered seats

    This pressure map illustrates how gel reduces pressure points

    liberty chair gel pressure map

Our recommendation: The gel seat has a firmer "sit" that takes a few minutes to warm up and get soft. If you sit all day and have back problems, you'll likely love it. If you are up and down more, you may prefer the standard foam cushioning.

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Seat Height

The standard cylinder on the Liberty fits most of our users, but taller and shorter individuals might want to opt for the tall or short cylinder to make sure their legs get the support they need.
    • Standard height cylinder works for 95% of all people
    • Low cylinder for petite users
    • High cylinder for very tall users
    Cylinder Height Range
    Standard 16 - 21 inch seat height
    Low 15.25 - 19 inch seat height
    Tall 17 - 22.25 inch seat

Our recommendation: Call us if you need help selecting the right height for you.

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    • Standard casters work on carpet and hard floors
    • Non-rolling guides; glides come standard if you order the 10" cylinder

Now that you've selected how your chair will function, you can select how your Liberty Chair will look. Starting with a sleek and elegant chair, the many fabric and frame options allow you to design a chair that is uniquely yours.

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Frame Color

  • Choose your frame and base colors
  • Color options are:
    • Frame - black, silver or polished aluminum
    • Base - black or silver
    • Trim - silver or black

Humanscale Liberty chair frame color options

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Back Fabric

Select a mesh for your chair back, then a fabric or leather for your seat cushion.

Monofilament Stripe

The luminous quality of each individual monofilament strand creates a translucent effect, while also providing strength and durability.

Monofilament Stripe for your Liberty Chair back

Silver Check

This brilliant weave of monofilament strands and silver-coated yarns offers resiliency combined with a low abrasion factor.

Silver Check mesh


Pinstripe offers a simple stripe pattern in a variety of enlivening colors.

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair mesh options


Dash is one of the newest meshes available in the Humanscale line. It is characterized by its strength and durability.


Catena offers a unique pattern in a variety of modern colors.

Humanscale Diffrient World task chair mesh options

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Seat Fabric Options

Grade 0

Pick your seat upholstery from the fabrics and leathers below. Note that the gel seat option is only available in Bridget, Vellum and Wave fabrics. Bridget Stripe may be placed vertically or horizontally, and it is listed both ways in the drop down menu. Promessa is a soft and supple, synthetic leather; Spirit Millenium is vinyl.


Squiggle is part of Humanscale's Movement collection and features an innovative weave that creates a modern, organic pattern available in five rich colors. It 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.

Humanscale Squiggle Fabric, horizontal

Humanscale Squiggle Fabric, vertical

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 2

Bridget Stripe

Composed of 78% merino wool with polyester and nylon interwoven for strength, Bridget Stripe is soft and durable and features brilliant colors. This stripe may be laid vertically or horizontally.

Bridget Stripe Fabric

Bridget Stripe Fabric

Fabric - Grade 3


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.

Sensuede Swatches for Humanscale Freedom Chair


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.

Humanscale Promessa Fabric

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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The Humanscale Liberty Chair provides excellent lower back support and promotes a healthy posture while you sit, move and work. Designed to fit a wide range of users, the Liberty Chair makes it easy for anyone to feel comfortable and supported all day. This elegant and modern ergonomic chair features a breathable and flexible mesh back, which conforms to your shape and movements. Unlike many ergonomic chairs, the Humanscale Liberty Chair is free of locks and levers. In their place is a progressive ergonomic engineering system that allows the chair's back and lumbar support to automatically adjust to the user, providing instant and custom ergonomic comfort. With its simple, efficient, comfortable and progressive design, the Liberty chair adds modern style and comfort to any space.

Humanscale Liberty Chair Features

  • Self-adjusting back recline system automatically provides exactly the right amount of support throughout the full range of the recline motion, regardless of your size or weight
  • A pivoting backrest automatically adjusts as you move, providing strong lumbar and spine support for different postures and body types
  • Form-sensing mesh back provides a truly customized fit
  • Contoured and padded seat cushion is carefully sculpted to reduce pressure points
  • The Liberty chair is sized to fit more than 95% of the population; taller or shorter users can opt for a low or high cylinder, but standard cylinders work for most of our customers
  • Adjustable armrests are easy to activate and can lower to seat height while staying parallel to the ground

Humanscale Liberty Chair Specifications Specifications

Seat height 16 - 21 inch (standard cylinder)
Recommended user range 5'0" to 6'4"; 100 to 300 lbs
Dual action recline 17° recline,
plus 7° backrest tilt
Seat and back angle 100° - 124°
Weight 27 lbs
Weight rating Up to 300 lbs

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 Liberty Chair includes the following ergonomic features:
  • Seat Height Raise or lower the seat to match your height
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Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The Liberty chair is like an automatic car. It does not have adjustments (multiple levers and knobs) that you need to make throughout the day to stay ergonomic. So do you like to drive an automatic car? If so, try the Liberty chair and quit shifting gears while you try to work. It will also help you to stop staying in "first gear" in your chair by making automatic posture changes possible. The recline and seat pan angle adjust automatically; the Liberty shifts for you.

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Customer Reviews

Humanscale Liberty Chair
4.5 Stars based on 12 Review(s)
Tom Gibbons
5 Stars

Great Chair
September 11, 2013
I love this chair because it has been good for my lower back. Also, its simplicity of design and comfort is outstanding.

Becki Doude
4 Stars

Weight Rating
August 26, 2013
The chair is good. Our secretary likes it better than I do but I like mine more than hers. Under "Humanscale Liberty Chair Specifications Specifications" the rating is up to 300lbs. Down below, under "What do you lose by purchasing a Humanscale product from a non-authorized source?" it says 250lbs. Which one is it??? They may be talking about a 40 hr week but if it's rated to 300lbs then that's what it should be up to their 40 hr week rating.

5 Stars

Humanscale Liberty Chair
April 25, 2013
Love everything about it. I originally intended to buy a Herman Miller Aeron chair, but this was SO much more comfortable. The price through The Human Solution was excellent, I saved hundreds of dollars compared to the price at a competitor's showroom, where I originally sat in the chair. No complaints with the chair or with Human Solution.

Cathy Vee
5 Stars

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July 29, 2011
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