Humanscale Freedom Task Chair

Described by The New York Times as “the gold standard in office seating,” the Freedom chair redefines the concept of traditional task chairs.

Designer Niels Diffrient aimed to design an office chair that automatically adapts to the user, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture. Diffrient’s unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as cumbersome recline levers and back tension dials for a truly ergonomic task chair. As a result, he developed a recline mechanism that perfectly adjusts to the user, definitively reinventing modern task seating to be truly simple, functional and beautiful.

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  • Revolutionary counter-balance mechanism provides perfect
    recline resistance for all users–automatically
  • Synchronous armrests move up and down together and
    staywith you during recline for supported balance
  • Independently adjustable seat and backrest fit virtually any
    body size
  • Please note: indented cushions only available on chairs with
    Bizon and Cervo leather.


  • Weight: 34 lbs with arms / 30 lbs without arms
  • Chair Width: 27.25″
  • Base Width: 25″
  • Warranty: Textiles & Cushions – 5 years of single shift use;
    All other components – 15 years 24/7 use

Configuration Details

F11 Freedom Task Chair
1 – Standard Duron Arms
G – Graphite
CF10 – Corde 4 Black
–                                          – No Stitching (Not Applicable)
–                                          – Standard Foam Seat Pan
–                                          – Standard cylinder 5″
–                                          – Standard Hard Casters
–                                          – None-Standard Plastics & Foams
–                                          – Standard Matching Base
–                                          – Individually Boxed


A selection of sustainability highlights for Freedom Task:

  • Recycled content: 29% post-consumer, 18% pre-consumer
  • Weighs as little as 43 pounds, minimizing resources used in
  • Modular cushions for easy replacement


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