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Humanscale Freedom Height-Adjustable Drafting Chair with Footring


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About the Designer
Niels Diffrient  

Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in philosophy of form flowing from function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent tools we use for daily living. With an academic foundation in aeronautical engineering and degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of fine arts, engineering and architecture into design practice of passion and integrity. His highly functional designs are aesthetically timeless. In his early work with studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfus, to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included in his many honors are 2003 National Design Award from Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and 1999 Chrysler Design Award. Most recently he has focused primarily on design for office environment, particularly seating, where he has won many industry awards.

The Freedom chair is designed to give the maximum ergonomic benefit to the sitter with a minimum number of manually-adjusted controls. Once the chair is fitted, no further adjustment is required. The idea is that movement, which is essential for a healthy body, shouldn't be constricted by locking mechanisms and manual controls. In other words, sitting comfortably isn't something you should have to think about.


  • Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set or release
  • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
  • User maintains near constant eye level during recline
  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate the dangers of uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift and release action for immediate repositioning without buttons or locks
  • 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
  • Technogel armpad for superb comfort
  • Extra motion of the backrest during recline automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine
  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement
  • Optional non-rolling glides for fixed location use
  • High range cylinder (footring required) for use as high chair
  • Fire proof barrier between textile and foam
  • Fire retardant plastics
  • Height adjustable
  • Cal 133 approved
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  • Overall: 27" W x 25" D
  • Minimum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 38"
  • Maximum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 49"
  • Overall Product Weight: 39lbs

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  • Armrests Min Height: 29.5
  • Armrests Max Height: 37.5
  • Armrest Width: 4

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 27" W x 25" D
  • Seat: 20" W x 19" D
  • Base: 25" W x 25" D
  • Minimum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 38"
  • Maximum Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 49"
  • Chair Back Min Height: 18"
  • Chair Back Max Height: 21"
  • Chair Back Width: 21"
  • Overall Product Weight: 39lbs


Product Type: Drafting chairs 
Style: Modern
Base Finish: 1: Beige 
Base Finish: 2: Black
Base Finish: 3: Blue 
Base Finish: 4: Brown
Base Finish: 5: Green 
Base Finish: 6: Grey
Base Finish: 7: Orange 
Base Finish: 8: Pink
Base Finish: 9: Yellow 
Base Material: Metal
  • Base Material Details: Steel; Iron
Hardware Material: Metal; Plastic 
Warp Resistant: Yes
Upholstered: Yes 
Mechanism: Pneumatic
Swivel: Yes 
Back Height: Mid-back
Back Type: Upholstered 
Headrest Included: No
Footrest Included: Yes
  • Adjustable Footrest: Yes
  • Footrest Material: Metal
Drafting Kit: Yes
Big and Tall: No 
Twenty-Four Hour Chair: Yes
Adjustable Height: Yes 
Ergonomic: Yes
Tilt Control: Yes 
Waterfall Edge: Yes
Lumbar Support: Yes
  • Passive or Active: Passive
Seat Slider: Yes
Ratchet Back: Yes 
Life Stage: Adult
Casters: Yes
  • Double Wheel Casters: Yes
  • Compatible Flooring: Carpet; Hardwood; Linoleum
Heated Seat: No
Heated Back: No 
Leg Type: Five-point rolling
Armed: Yes
  • Arm Type: Ergonomic; Padded
  • Arm Finish: Black
  • Armrest Material: Plastic
Adjustable Arms: Yes
  • Arm Adjustment Type: Height; Side to side
Compatibility: No 
Weight Capacity: 300 Pounds
Commercial Use: Yes 
Recycled Content: Yes
  • Total Recycled Content (Percentage): 18%
  • Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): 28%
Eco-Friendly: Yes 
Country of Manufacture: United States


Assembly Required: Yes 
Tools Needed: None
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: 15 Year Warranty; Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads: 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty 
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Humanscale Freedom Height-Adjustable Drafting Chair with Footring


Great Chair

 from Kent, WA– Verified Buyer

Love the gel seat and arm rests! I'm in the process of ordering 3 more right now. We are using these in a 24/7 call center environment.

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 from Braintree, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer

Produkt ist genau so wie beschrieben! einfach toll!

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