Humanscale Standard Freedom Headrest

Remarkably comfortable, functional, and uncomplicated the Freedom chair provides exactly what its name stands for. Freedom from the restrictive and unhealthy aspects of conventional task chairs.

Designed by award winning industrial designer Niels Diffrient, the Freedom Task Chair with Headrest raises the bar for truly ergonomic task chairs. It's innovative weight-sensitive, self-locking recline system, diminishes the need for cumbersome traditional reclining mechanisms.

Equipped with a pivoting backrest, articulating headrest and synchronous armrests the Freedom Headrest not only provides constant support but also adapts to your movement, promoting healthier and relaxed sitting experience. For exceptional comfort, the cushions are sculpted to complement the contours of your body. The New York Times describes it as "the gold standard in office seating,”


 With innovative recline that provides constant support and a pivoting backrest that automatically adjusts to the needs of the spine, the Freedom chair is exceptionally comfortable and promotes movement throughout the day. Its refined and sculpted cushions were designed to mimic the body’s natural contours and decrease pressure point loads for premium comfort. Like all Humanscale chairs, the Freedom chair was designed to look and function like new after years of consistent use.


  • Dynamic headrest that adapts with the user's movements, allowing ease of change in posture
  • Ingenious counter-balance mechanism that automatically adjusts support with every movement
  • Duron armrests that move up and down simultaneously and provides consistent support
  • Graphite frame and standard matching base for quality and durability




34 lbs without arms; 38 lbs w/ arms

Chair Width


Chair Depth

17.40” - 19.85”

Chair Height

48.2” - 53”

Base Width


Weight capacity

100 lbs up to 300 lbs


8.8" length; 19" distance between each arm; 5.85" vertical adjustment


5” vertical adjustment


Wave / Vellum


Technogel cushions

Carpet Casters

Soft casters, glides or locking casters; 3” each; 5 casters


Standard; 5”


Navy, Black, Graphite

Warranty - Textiles and Cushions

5 years of single shift use

Warranty - All Other Components

15 years; 24/7 use