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Humanscale Freedom Chair Seating Chairs
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Humanscale Freedom Chair Seating Chairs
Humanscale Freedom Chair
 
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Winner of ten design awards to date—including the Design Distinction Award in the prestigious ID Design Review 2000 competition—the Freedom chair by Niels Diffrient has revolutionized the task chair industry. Its weight-sensitive recline, synchronously adjustable armrests, and dynamically positioned headrest set new standards for task chair performance and functionality to keep the sitter exceptionally comfortable while also lowering the risk of long-term injury.

Standard Features

Self-Adjusting Recline

  • Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set/release
  • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
  • User maintains near-constant eye level during recline

Pivoting Backrest

  • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs
    of the spine
  • Provides up to 1” additional lumbar support when needed

Synchronous Armrests

  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift and release action for immediate repositioning without buttons or locks
  • 6” range of vertical motion to accommodate all users and tasks
  • Can be positioned below thigh level for close table or desk work
  • Attached to backrest so arms stay in same relation to body during recline
  • Duron arm pad for durability and comfort

Standard Cylinder

  • Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population

Contoured Cushions

  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement

Body Fit

  • Size adjustable to fit more than 95% of the population
  • Adjustments for fit-to-size:
    • Headrest: 5” vertical adjustment range
    • Seat Height: 5” adjustment range
    • Seat Depth: 2.25” adjustment range
    • Backrest/Lumbar Support Height: 3” adjustment range

Hard Casters

  • 2.5” double-wheel casters for carpeted floors

 

Optional Features

Dynamic Headrest

  • Position-sensitive headrest moves into place when you recline and out of the way when you sit upright
  • 5” vertical adjustment to fit all users
  • Moves in the natural arc of head/neck for perfect support through range of recline
  • Contoured to cradle the head and neck in comfort

Gel Seat Cushion

  • Non-degradable, non-compressible Technogel® layer on top of foam core
  • Provides maximum pressure distribution
  • Offers unmatched, long-term comfort

Arm Pad Option

  • Flexible Duron
  • Technogel® for optimal comfort

Advanced Armrests

  • Pivot at elbow for width adjustment
  • Lockable in 5° increments
  • Automatic unlock feature when positioned inward and user wishes to exit chair
  • 1.25” longer than Standard Armrests for additional forearm support

Cylinder Options

  • Low cylinder for small users
  • Tall cylinder for very tall users
  • High cylinder with foot ring
  • Extra-high cylinder with foot ring (Saddle seat only)

Foot Ring

  • Chrome finish
  • Height-adjustable

Caster Options

  • 2.5” soft double-wheel casters for hard floors
  • Non-rolling glides for fixed-location use
  • 2.5” locking casters

Fireproofing

  • CAL 133-approved
    • Fireproof barrier between textile and foam
  • Fire-retardant plastics

    Specifications

    CODEDESCRIPTIONMEASUREMENT
    aSeat Depth
    (from face of lumbar to front of seat)
    16.25"– 18.5"
    bSeat Height 
    (floor to compressed front center of seat cushion)
    16"– 21" standard
    15.25"– 19" low cylinder
    17"– 22.25" tall cylinder
    20.5"– 28.5" high cylinder chair
    cSeat Width21"
    d

    Backrest Height

    • Adjustment Range

    18"

    • 3" in 0.25" increments
    eChair Width27.25"
    f

    Armrest Height

    • Adjustment Range

    5" - 11"

    • 6" in 0.33" increments
    gArmrest Length13" standard
    14.25" advanced
    hDistance between Armrests 
    (front inside edge)
    20" standard
    11.5" - 21.5" advanced
    iHeight
    (no headrest)
    33.5" - 41.5" standard
    32.75" - 39.5" low cylinder
    34.5" - 42.75" tall cylinder
    38" - 49" high cylinder
    jHeight
    (with headrest)
    43" - 53" standard
    42.25" - 51" low cylinder
    44" - 54.25" tall cylinder
    47.5" - 60.5" high cylinder
    kHeadrest Height Adjustment Range5"
    lBase Diameter25"
    mFoot Ring Diameter18" or 21"
    nFoot Ring Height Adjustment (from floor)6" - 11"
    oBackrest Width21"

    Scope of Users

    • Standard chair fits more than 95% of the office population
    • 5’0” Woman to 6'4' Man
    • 100 to 300 pounds
    Users outside the standard range can be accommodated by:
    • Low or Tall Cylinder
    • Advanced Armrests

    Weight

    39 pounds.

    Backrest Recline

    22° recline plus 7° backrest tilt

    Reference Angle betwen Seat and Back

    100° to 129°

    Advanced Task Armrests

    Horizontal angle change from elbow pivot point
    • 35° each armrest
    • Lockable in 5° increments

    Headrest Radial Motion (automatic motion during recline)

    30°

    Lumbar Support Increase in Recline

    1"
     

    Warranty Information

    15 Years, 24/7 Warranty

    Sustainability

    The Freedom Chair is a great example of Humanscale’s environmental purpose.
    • Made predominantly of aluminum, followed by steel and plastic
    • Contains 62% recycled content (43% post-consumer, 19% pre-consumer)
    • 90% recyclable
    • Weighs only 39 pounds
    • Made of 132 parts (comparable chairs are made of up to 250 parts)
    • Modular cushions for easy replacement
    • Designed for easy disassembly
    • Ships in 85% recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped when feasible
    • Greenguard Certified

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Finishes

Frame Finishes

Frame Graphite Freedom GraphiteFrame Titanium FreedomTitaniumFrame Aluminum FreedomPolished Aluminum

Trim Finishes

Trim Graphite FreedomGraphiteTrim Titanium FreedomTitanium
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