Winner of 10 international design awards for its many revolutionary features and unparalleled ease of use, Freedom's ground-breaking design is the gold standard by which other chairs are judged.

Designed by Niels Diffrient, the Freedom chair delivers maximum ergonomic benefit to the user with a minimum number of manually adjusted controls. Once the chair is fitted, no further adjustment is required. Sitting comfortably is something one simply shouldn't have to think about.

With innovative recline and constant support, a pivoting backrest that automatically adjusts to the needs of the spine, the Freedom chair is exceptionally comfortable and promotes movement throughout the day. Not only does the Freedom chair have refined and sculpted cushions that mimic the body's natural contours but they actively decrease pressure point loads for premium comfort. Like all Humanscale chairs, the Freedom chair was designed to look and function great after years of consistent use.

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Automatic Headrest

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

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.

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.

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.

Body Fit

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

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.

Responsive Backrest

The pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline.

Mathieu du Plooy

WSP Africa

Having suffered an L1 compression fracture in a 2010 motor vehicle accident, and needing to drive a desk for a living, the Freedom Task chair has proven to be an essential part of my office support.

Chris Bam

BAM Architects

I've personally used a Freedom chair for more than 10 years and I can attest to its durability and comfort. The infinite adjustability makes it suitable for a wide range of body types and ticks all the boxes as far as ergonomics goes.

Paul Peter

Webber Wentzel

The Freedom Chairs provide exceptional individual comfort and are extremely durable.

Andrew Cromhout


We have a few commercial, (retail and property), interests around Johannesburg and Pretoria. We do a significant amount of administration as well as spend long hours in front of computers editing photographs. Needless to say, we desire comfort as well as practicality in a limited 'home central office' work space. The Humanscale products we have purchased have increased workspace and practicality, and whilst not calculated in scientific measures, I have no doubt the products have increased productivity. The lighting, monitor arm, laptop stand and chairs we purchased are nothing short of amazing. Comfortable, practical and contemporary. I am personally particularly hard on office chairs, and am sure that the rugged construction and materials, backed up by the generous guarantee, (if required), will ensure many years of use. Needless to say, stress levels are significantly reduced and comfort levels are significantly increased, which enhance our home office work environment.

Charné Terreblanche

Moving Tactics

The Humanscale office equipment has brought with it much needed attention to overall health & personal well being, optimal performance set ups and general comfort. These factors are so often overlooked by management, even personally - especially in the work place. The products also emphasise simplicity, resulting in organised spaces and encouraging general office pride, productivity and the powerful perception that you're actually in control of your environment.

Tivania Moodley

Webber Wentzel

The chairs have proven to be aesthetically pleasing and a stress reliever within a highly pressurised environment. There is no compromise with quality or comfort.

Candice Groenewald

Office Group

Simply the best office chair ever! The adjustable seat and back fits any body type comfortably and the easy to use arm adjustment fits in under any desk and varies your arm position during the day. The Freedom chair range will be the last chair you will ever buy and is worth it's weight in gold, ensuring an increase in productivity as you cannot wait to sit in the comfort of your office chair.


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
  • Ships in 85% recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped when feasible
  • Greenguard Certified
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