Humanscale Freedom Headrest Chair

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Liberty Headrest Polished
Humanscale Liberty Headrest Chair
Humanscale Liberty Headrest Chair
Liberty Headrest Double Stitching
Liberty Headrest Red
Liberty High polished

The Humanscale Freedom chair with height adjustable Headrest features a revolutionary counter-balance mechanism, based around movement. Your body weight automatically balances the force required to recline the chair. So the recline tension is always perfectly adjusted to let you move while keeping you fully supported in all positions. The Freedom chair features a height adjustable back rest, height adjustable headrest and a seat with built in seat slide to adjust the seat depth.


  • Freedom Headrest is stocked with Graphite Frame, Adjustable Duron Arms and is upholstered in Oxygen Black Fabric or upgrade to the Polished Aluminium with Graphite Trim, Adjustable Gel Arms and upholstered in Ticino Black Leather

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Freedom Upholstery & Trim

Oxygen Black Fabric & Graphite Trim, Black Ticino Leather & Polished Aluminium Trim

The Humanscale Freedom chair by Niels Diffrient has revolutionized the task chair arena with its forward thinking design based around movement. It has  won 10 different design awards including the Design Distinction Award in the ID Design Review 2000 competition. The Chair features weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests which keep the sitter exceptionally comfortable while also lowering the risk of long-term injury.

Finished in Oxygen Black Fabric or Ticino Black Leather.


1) Automatic Headrest
Freedom’s dynamic, position sensitive headrest adjusts to cradle your head and neck as your recline, and moves out of the way when you sit upright automatically.

2) Recline Action
As you recline, you’ll maintain a near consistent eye level, while the angle between your torso and legs opens up for better body function.

3) Contoured Cushions
The cushions are sculpted to closely follow body contours, which increase contact and decreases concentrated loads. Our optional Technogel® seat cushion maximizes weight distribution and comfort.

4) Responsive Backrest
The pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline.

5) Synchronous Armrests
Freedom’s body-friendly gel armrests move up and down together and stay with you during recline, always keeping you in supported balance.

6) Body Fit
The seat, backrest and headrest may be independently positioned to fit your exact body size.

7) Intelligent Mechanism
With Freedom’s revolutionary counter-balance mechanism, your weight automatically balances the force required to recline the chair. So whether you’re big or small, short or tall, the recline tension is always perfectly adjusted to let you move while keeping you fully supported in all positions.

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

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

Caster Options

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


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



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″
dBackrest Height
(from seat cushion to top of backrest)

  • Adjustment Range
18″ – 21″

  • 3″ in 0.25″ increments
eChair Width27.25″
fArmrest Height
(compressed seat cushion to top of armrest)

  • Adjustment Range
5″ – 11″

  • 6″ in 0.33″ increments
gArmrest Length
(from face of lumbar to front of armrest)
hDistance between Armrests
(front inside edge)
20″ standard
18.25″ – 21.25″ advanced
(no headrest)
33.5″ – 41.5″ standard
32.75″ – 39.5″ low cylinder
34.5″ – 42.75″ tall cylinder
38″ – 49″ high cylinder
(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 lbs.

Users outside the standard range can be accommodated by:                  Low or Tall Cylinder

Weight 35 lbs.
Backrest Recline                                                              22° recline plus 7° backrest tilt
Reference Angle between Seat and Back             100° to 129°

Advanced Task Armrests

Horizontal angle change from elbow pivot point
35° each armrest
Lockable in 5° increments
New arm assembly features clean aesthetic and improves efficiency of use,
allowing the user to adjust the arms with just one hand

Headrest Radial Motion (automatic motion during recline)             30°
Lumbar Support Increase in Recline                                                            1″



Warranty Information
15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads: 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty

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