Humanscale Freedom Headrest Chair - Quick-Ship

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Corde 4 Black
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Width 22", 27.25"
Height 41.5", 46"
Depth 23"
Seat Height 16", 21"
Seat Depth 22"
Seat Width 22"
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The Freedom chair boasts an innovative reclining mechanism that offers continuous support alongside a pivoting backrest that dynamically conforms to the spine's requirements, ensuring unparalleled comfort and encouraging movement all day long. Crafted with refined, sculpted cushions that emulate the body's contours, it alleviates pressure points for superior comfort. True to Humanscale's ethos, the Freedom chair is engineered to maintain both its aesthetic appeal and functionality even after prolonged, consistent usage.

Height-Adjustable Duron Arms

  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift and release action for immediate repositioning without button or locks
  • 6” range of vertical motion to accommodate all users and tasks
  • Can be positioned below thigh level for close table or desk work
  • Attached to backrest so arms stay in same relation to body during recline
  • Duron cover for superb comfort and durability

Dynamic Headrest

  • The position-sensitive headrest moves into place when you recline and out of the way when you sit upright
  • 5” vertical adjustment to fit all users
  • Moves in the natural arc of the head/neck for perfect support through a range of recline
  • Contoured to cradle the head and neck in comfort

Self-Adjusting Recline

  • The intelligent counterbalance recline mechanism automatically provides the right support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight.
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set/release
  • The angle between the torso and legs allows for better body function during reclining.
  • The user maintains a near-constant eye level during recline.

Pivoting Backrest

  • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine.
  • Provides up to 1” additional lumbar support when needed


  • 2.5” hard double-wheel casters.


  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement
  • Molded polyurethane foam cushions
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Niels Diffrient ingeniously integrated your body weight and the principles of physics to replace conventional locks, knobs, and springs found in older generation chairs. This engineering marvel allows seamless transitions between positions, ensuring that the chair feels tailor-made for whoever occupies it, offering unparalleled comfort and support.

Humanscale's innovative synchronous arms are meticulously crafted to enable users to effortlessly adjust their arm support with just one hand.

The Freedom Headrest provides dynamic support for the head and neck, adjusting effortlessly as users recline. This intuitive design moves in harmony with the sitter, ensuring seamless comfort in every position without the need for manual adjustments.

  • Textile is four-dimensional Corde 4 fabric
  • 5" of headrest height adjustment
  • Height Adjustable Duron Arms
  • Graphite Frame
  • Foam Seat Pan
  • Standard Hard Casters
  • 5" Cylinder
  • Certified to 400 lbs.
The Freedom Headrest has earned Living Product Certification, surpassing stringent sustainable manufacturing standards. This certification ensures that the Freedom Headrest is beneficial to climate, water, and energy conservation efforts. Each production cycle contributes positively to the planet's well-being. With a commitment to fostering a healthier world, we take pride in having over 60% of our products certified as net positive.

Its materials are free of harmful chemicals, is made with post-consumer recycled content, and produced in TRUE Zero Waste facilities. Each Freedom chair produced leaves the world better off by positively impacting energy, water, and carbon in the environment.
  • Each Freedom Headrest has a net benefit of 6kg CO2 eq, or what a car emits over 16 miles.
  • Each Freedom Headrest has a net benefit of 17 gallons of water.
  • Each Freedom Headrest has a net benefit of 24 kWh of energy. This amount could charge nearly 2,000 smartphones.
  • Freedom Headrest is made with 19% post-consumer and 15% pre-consumer recycled content.
  • Freedom is vetted for over 20 harmful chemical classes to ensure it is safe over the course of its life cycle.
With a certification for up to 400 lbs of weight, the Freedom chair surpasses its counterparts by a significant margin. This indicates that every component is more robust, reducing the probability of failure and ensuring durability for decades of heavy-duty usage.

A gas cylinder kept clean offers superior reliability compared to conventional cylinders. In contrast to typical chairs, Humanscale's patented design encloses grease within the lower unit, safeguarding both the user and the chair.

The arm supports, designed with multiple layers for enhanced comfort, incorporate materials that are softer yet five times more durable than those found in standard arms.
Please check the manuals tab below to access the .pdf file for guidance on caring for your Humanscale furniture.
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Niels Diffrient

Niels Diffrient (1928–2013) was a visionary industrial designer renowned for his innovative contributions to ergonomic design. Born in 1928 in the United States, Diffrient's career spanned over six decades. He was particularly acclaimed for his focus on human-centered design principles, striving to create products that seamlessly melded form and function.

Diffrient's pioneering work in ergonomic seating revolutionized the design of office chairs, emphasizing comfort, support, and adaptability to the human body. His designs, characterized by clean lines and minimalist aesthetics, have left an indelible mark on the field of industrial design.

Throughout his career, Diffrient collaborated with leading companies such as Knoll, Humanscale, and Sunar, producing iconic designs that have garnered numerous awards and accolades. His commitment to improving the user experience through thoughtful and empathetic design continues to influence designers worldwide.

Niels Diffrient's legacy extends beyond his tangible creations; he remains a revered figure in the design community, revered for his humanistic approach and unwavering dedication to enhancing the interaction between people and products.

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Humanscale Humanscale's award-winning office solutions, including self-adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms, and task lighting, inspire movement and support the user in every posture. The Humanscale Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Function, simplicity, longevity, and sustainability are at the core of all their designs. When thinking through the design and manufacturing of each product, they carefully consider the materials and resources used to create an overall Net Positive impact. Humanscale is known for its history of collaboration with the legendary designer Niels Diffrient, who designed many of their task chairs, including the iconic Freedom chair -- the first self-adjusting chair without manual knobs and levers. Humanscale partners with other esteemed industrial designers, including Don Chadwick and Todd Bracher. Their innovations have been honored with more than 200 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art.

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