Humanscale Freedom Office Chair with Headrest, Black

Product information

The Freedom chair's weight-sensitive recline, synchronously adjustable armrests, and dynamically positioned headrest set new standards for task chair performance and functionality, keeping you exceptionally comfortable while also lowering the risk of long-term injury.

A responsive, pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline, while the self-adjusting back has an intelligent counterbalance recline mechanism. This automatically provides the right amount of support regardless of your body shape.

The luxurious leather cushions are sculpted to snugly fit the shape of your body, giving optimal weight distribution and comfort. Meanwhile, the armrests have a synchronous design, meaning that they move up and down together, and stay with you when you recline for constant support. The dynamic headrest adjusts to cradle your head and neck as you recline, moving automatically out of the way when you sit upright.

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.

The Freedom chair is the winner of ten design awards to date, including the Design Distinction Award in the prestigious ID Design Review 2000 competition.

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Assembly Required
Fully assembled
Back Rest Information With tilt lock the back of your chair can be released for easy reclining.
Tilt Lock
Back Surface
Castor Type
Hardwood flooring and short pile carpet
Country of Origin
H109-135 x W69 x D42-47cm
Dynamic design Information A dynamic or ergonomic design reduces the load on the spinal column, promotes good posture and blood circulation in the body, and prevents tiredness.
Furniture Range
Height of seat
Lumbar Support
Manufacturer's Guarantee
10 years
Leather and polished aluminium
Max User Weight
Recommended hours of use
Up to 24 per day
Seat Depth
Seat Height
Tilting backrest
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes



  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
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  • International delivery not available


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Real Freedom I have used the Freedom chair at work for many years - once you have selected 1/2 settings, adjustments are automatic for ever. A stylish chair, a classic for our generation. 23 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent office chair Having used a Humanscale chair in my place of work for several years, I had no hesitation in choosing this one for home. If you spend many hours sitting at a desk, you will struggle to find a more comfortable and posture-supporting chair. This particular version is finished to a high specification, making it an attractive item and great value too. Enjoy! 05 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supreme Comfort. This is a really lovely chair! If working for many hours at you're desk,then invest in you're posture and comfort. Fully adjustable to all you're needs,very well made. Expensive yes but how many hours and days will you use it. May as well be comfortable! Just one thing! Do not let other people use it! It's Yours!! 19 April 2015
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