Freedom Task Chair

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Freedom Task Chair

Designed by Niels Diffrient
Made by Humanscale

Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom task chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom task chair uses the laws of physics and the sitter’s body weight to provide instant, custom support for every sitter. This perfect balance allows the user to effortlessly move, but be fully supported in each position. As a result, users change postures often, which leads to a more healthy and comfortable sitting experience.

The Freedom task chair revolutionizes the way people sit. With its weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests, it set new standards for task chair performance and functionality. With a sculpted foam backrest to match the contours of the human body and thick cushions for long lasting comfort, it provides a custom ergonomic fit for every user.



The Humanscale Freedom Chair features two styles of arms that can be upholstered with a variety of padding and surface materials.

Standard armrests - can quickly be moved up or down.

Advanced arm rests - are both height and width adjustable.

Duron - is a durable polyurethane arm with a Technogel core for added comfort

Technogel -  is a non-degradable, non-compressible gel layer on top of a foam core, maximizing pressure distribution for unmatched, long-term comfort

* Both arm padding materials can be upholstered to match most chairs (leather and Sensuede options are not available with Technogel pads)


Seat Cushion

Standard Foam Seat Pan - is contoured to fit your body and reduce pressure points

Gel Seat  - is an upgrade to the standard foam seat pan. It consists of a gel layer on top of a foam core, maximizing pressure distribution for unmatched, long-term comfort



Standard Hard Casters ideal for low-pile carpet and hard floors

Soft Casters  thicker casters designed to protect hard floor materials such as tile and wood from scratches

Glides  designed for fixed-location use

Locking Casters - unique casters that lock into a fixed position when the chair is occupied


Upholstery Options

 Vellum Fabric Constructed from a blend of nylon, Cordura and elastic yarn, this four-way stretch textile offers a pleasing texture, while providing the extreme durability required for long-term use.

Bizon Leather - is a durable, water-resistant leather suitable for a wide range of applications. This technically-advanced finishing process results in a leather that is not only water-resistant but also practical for applications that require a durable finish.

* Humanscale offers many more leather and fabric options. For more questions or if you would like a sample swatch please contact CA Modern Home customer service. 1800.605.1859




A seat depth: 16.25" - 18.5"

B seat height: 16" - 21" (standard); 15.25" - 19.5" (low); 17" - 22.25" (tall)

C seat width: 21"

D backrest height: 18" - 21" 

E chair width: 27.25"

F armrest height: 5" - 11"

G armrest length: 13" (standard); 14.25" (advanced)

H distance between armrests: 20" (standard); 11.5" - 21.5" (advanced)

I height (no headrest): 33.5" - 41.5"

J height (with headrest): 43" - 53" 

K headrest height range: 5"

L base diameter: 25"

O backrest width: 21"

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