Humanscale Freedom Task Chair


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Described by The New York Times as "the gold standard in office seating", the Humanscale Freedom task chair redefines the concept of ergonomic seating. Designer Niels Diffrient has designed an office chair that automatically adapts to the users frame and weight, allowing them to move freely. Diffrient’s unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as awkward recline levers and back tension dials for a truly ergonomic chair. As a result, he developed a recline mechanism that perfectly adjusts to the user, definitively reinventing modern task seating. Nothing to fuss with, adjust the height and just sit back and enjoy your Humanscale Freedom chair.

This Humanscale Freedom task chair can be configured in a multitude of different options, textiles and leathers to match your exact specification. OfficeChairsUSA can send you complimentary textile samples or can assist in building this Freedom Task chair to your specifications with a simple email or phone call. Volume pricing and special pricing programs are available for this freedom task chair. 

  • Self adjusting intelligent counter balance recline mechanism
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set or release
  • User maintains near constant eye level during recline
  • Pivoting backrest adjusts during recline for optimal spinal support
  • Synchronous armrests move in tandem with recline angle
  • Pneumatic seat lift and spin
  • 6" of vertical arm adjustment
  • Arms can be positioned below thigh level for close up work or raised
  • Various arm options
  • Sculpted seat and back cushions match your body's contours (can be field replaced)
  • Molded polyurethane seat cushions
  • Graphite frames
  • Die cast aluminum base with fused plastic coating
  • Heavy duty casters
  • 300 lb rated and 24/7 certified Warranty
  • Humanscale Freedom chairs are covered by a 15 Year Factory Warranty

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 Box Stitching on Leather (Choose one of these combinations in the dropdown menu IF you choose leather for your chair)

 On Ticino Leather:


On Corvara Leather:


What you need to know before ordering your Humanscale Freedom task chair:

Arms- All Freedom task chair 'Standard' arms have a height adjustment range of 6". Humanscale Freedom chairs have a natural lift and release action with no buttons or engagement switches to fail or fuss with. Unlike other office chairs, they are attached to the back so that when you recline the arms stay with you. The 'Advanced' arms carry the same functionality but the arm caps slide in and out for width adjustability. The arm caps are done in a variety of ways. The most popular version is the Duron arm that has a soft and pliable black self skinned rubberized cap. 

Seat Foam - All Freedom task chairs have a very high quality molded seat and back foam that is perfectly adequate for most sitters. You can also add a layer of non-compressible Technogel for increased comfort on the seat. Gel seat options are not available if you select Lotus Fabric or any of the leathers.

NEW Chrome-Free Leathers- Humanscale is committed to using materials and manufacturing processes that are safe and sustainable. Their leathers are ‘alternatively tanned’ by Wollsdorf Leather – a carbon neutral tannery using synthetic vegetable tanning free from heavy metals. Most traditional processes use chromium, a harmful chemical to the environment and to you! The result is a premium leather that exceeds industry standards in performance and durability. 

Box Stitching on Leather - Humanscale will use a contrasting or matching thread as illustrated above when they build your chair using one of their premium grade leathers. Customers go both ways on this option. Some like the contrasting colors while others prefer the more subdued and monochromatic stitch pattern. 

Frame Finishes - Freedom chairs can be configured with a Graphite frames. You may also select a polished base with Graphite.

Cylinder Options - The standard Humanscale Freedom chair is built with the most popular seat height cylinder which is 5 inches (pneumatic piston that raises and lowers the chair) and fits 95% of the population. If you are over 6'2" we suggest you opt for the 'Tall' option. You may also pick a foot ring if you are using the 'Tall' option which is nice if you tend to sit at a higher than normal worksurface or just want a place to rest your feet other than the floor!

Casters - The standard caster on the Humanscale Freedom chair is the carpet style twin disc. You may also select a 'Soft Caster' for hard floor surfaces as well as stationary glides (if you do not want your chair moving around) or braking casters that lock when you are in the Freedom task chair.

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Specifications Include Executive Task Dimensions


A deep appreciation for ergonomics is at the core of Humanscale.

Ergonomics is the study of how to improve efficiency and comfort in a work place. Correct ergonomic design helps to reduce discomfort at work, which increases job satisfaction, productivity and well-being – and reduces costs to the organization in the long run.  

All of Humanscale’s work tools were created to be intuitive and adjust effortlessly to the user. We consult with our team of in-house ergonomists on every project to ensure our products are the most comfortable available.



Create Environmentally Friendly Spaces with Humanscale

Humanscale is passionate about helping you design projects with minimal environmental impact. 

Humanscale offers options for customers to “close the loop” and dispose of products in the most responsible way possible. Rather than sending them to landfills, we would like to make it easier for our customers to repurpose their products. 

Overall Dimensions with Arms:
26.75" W x 17.40”- 19.85” D x 34.625” - 41.775” H
Seat Width:
Seat Depth:
17.40”- 19.85” D
Seat Height Standard Cylinder:
16.125” - 20.25”
Seat Height Tall Cylinder:
17”- 22.35”
Seat Height High Cylinder with Footring:
20.25” - 27.75”
Backrest Width:
Backrest Height:
18”– 20.9”, 3” in 0.25” increments
Distance Between Standard Arms:
Armrest Height:
Base Diameter:
All other seating and products detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide, unless otherwise specified 15 Years, 24/7 Warranty All other products NOT detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide Varies; consult your Humanscale representative for details *The warranty on the Float Table only applies to the Float Table Base and only if used with a TableTop purchased from Humanscale. Modifying or tampering with any part of the Base will render the warranty void. ** Note: Ballo is not a task chair. It has not passed the BIFMA or European EN standards for office seating. The Ballo in an exercise chair that is designed for dynamic seating and frequent movement. All Ballo instructions should be followed to ensure a comfortable experience. These warranties are available to the original end-user customer only and are non-transferable. For these warranties to be valid, the Humanscale product must have been purchased directly from Humanscale and/or an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller of Humanscale products. If products are procured through an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller, the end-user customer must be registered with Humanscale for the warranty to be in effect. Humanscale warrants that, at the time of customer’s receipt, the product will be in good working order and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the duration of the warranty term, as set forth above. These warranties do not apply to normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident, neglect, product abuse, misuse and/or failure to follow instructions relating to the product’s installation or intended use. Humanscale will not be responsible for damage due to service, maintenance, modifications or tampering by anyone other than a Humanscale authorized representative. Humanscale will not be responsible for injury or damage caused by or associated with the installation and/or use of products in any manner other than in strict conformance with the instructions set forth in its installation manuals and instruction sheets and/or product literature. These warranties do not cover damage caused by a carrier or transportation of the product from one location to another, or alterations made by owner. Humanscale does not warrant damages or defects to the products under the following conditions: an Act of God, damage from electrical power problems, usage of parts or components not supplied by Humanscale, failure to perform preventative maintenance, or damage caused by peripherals not supplied by Humanscale. In the event a product or product part is defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, and Humanscale receives written notice of the defect within the warranty period, Humanscale will determine with customer if the defect is covered under warranty. Humanscale, at its option, may repair or replace the defective product or product part determined to be under warranty with the same or comparable product or product part as determined by Humanscale, at customer’s location or at a designated Humanscale location. The labor costs associated with the repair of the product or product part may be the responsibility of Humanscale if the product or product part is determined to be under warranty. Humanscale must pre-approve the labor costs prior to the repair or replacement of warranty products or product parts. Customer must contact Humanscale to obtain a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Performance of any repair or replacement does not renew or extend the warranty period. If, after examining and testing a returned product or product part, Humanscale determines that the product or product part is not defective, Humanscale will notify customer and return the product or product part to customer. Customer will be responsible for the freight charges associated with the return of non-defective products or product parts. To return a product or product part for repair that is not covered by warranty, Customer must request a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Customer will bear the costs of labor and freight charges associated with non-warranty repair. Customer will be charged a standard repair fee, specific to the product, for any product that is repaired outside of the warranty period. Repairs on products out of warranty also carry a 90-day warranty, effective the day that Customer receives the repaired product or product part. For products that are not covered under warranty: Customer may upgrade to a newer, functionally equivalent product at the list price; the product or product part will be returned to Customer; or Customer can request in writing that Humanscale dispose of the product or product part for Customer, in which case a fee may apply as designated by local law. DISCLAIMER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NON-INTERFERENCE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. Humanscale does not warrant that customer’s use of the Humanscale product will be uninterrupted or error free. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited in duration to the Limited Warranty period, to the greatest extent allowed by law. Some states or countries do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states or countries, some exclusions or limitations of this Limited Warranty may not apply. This Limited Warranty is subject to change without notification.