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So advanced it’s simple.

Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom 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 chair was designed specifically to encourage frequent, spontaneous changes of posture. There are no locks and no tension springs to negotiate. In their place are elegant mechanisms that automatically support your body in every position you’ll assume throughout the day.


  • Seat Depth (from face of lumbar to front of seat):17.40”- 19.85”
  • Seat Height: 16.625” - 20.875” standard cylinder chair
  • Seat Width: 21”
  • Backrest Height: 18”– 20.9”
  • Height: 42.375” - 54.275” standard cylinder
  • Weight: 38lbs.
  • Weight Rating: 100-300lbs.
  • Backrest Recline: 22 degree recline plus 7 degree back tilt
  • Headrest Height Adjustment Range: 5”




  1. Automatic Headrest - Freedom’s dynamic, position-sensitive headrest adjusts to cradle your head and neck as you recline, and moves out of the way when you sit upright automatically!
  2. Recline Action - As you recline, you’ll maintain a near-constant eye level, while the angle between your torso and legs opens up for better body function.
  3. Contoured Cushions - The cushions are sculpted to closely follow body contours, which increases contact and decreases concentrated loads. Our optional Technogel® seat cushion maximizes weight distribution and comfort.
  4. Responsive Backrest - The pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline.
  5. 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.
  6. Body Fit - The seat, back and headrest may be independently positioned to fit your exact body size.
  7. 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.



Freedom Chair with Headrest Features

Long Lasting Comfort - Freedom’s body-fitting contours ensure the user sits in comfort all day long. Our cushions are built to maximize comfort for four hours, rather than the industry standard four minutes, which is as long as a sit-test in a new chair generally lasts.

Effortless Recline - Freedom’s intelligent recline mechanism automatically provides custom support for every user, and encourages healthy, spontaneous movement throughout the day.  Without cumbersome knobs or levers, and with no manual adjustments, Freedom makes active sitting effortless.

Intuitive Adjustment - The revolutionary design of the Freedom’s backrest allows automatic pivoting to accommodate the changing needs of the spine. Its synchronous armrests stay with the user during recline, for constant support and ongoing comfort.




Freedom Chair with Headrest Adjustments

Recline Tension - Freedom utilizes a sophisticated mechanism that automatically adjusts recline tension to match your body weight. To set recline tension, all you have to do is sit. For better health, minimize static postures by changing recline positions often.

Backrest/Lumbar Support Height - While seated, grasp backrest with both hands on lower corners. Squeeze handle at right with fingertips and move backrest to most comfortable height.

Seat Height - Lift up on lever under right side of seat cushion and position chair to a comfortable height with your thighs parallel to the floor and yourfeet fully supported by the floor or footrest. Release lever.

Seat Depth - Lift up on lever under forward edge of seat and slide seat to a position such that when you’re sitting with your back fully against the backrest, there are 2 - 4 inches of clearance between the front edge of the seat and the back of your knee. Release lever.



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. Both of the gel-cushioned armrests on Freedom can be adjusted synchronously without touching any release buttons. Lower them all the way for close desk work.

To Raise
Gently pull upward on the armrests and raise to desired position. They will automatically lock in place when released.

To Lower
Place hand on armrest as pictured and rotate wrist toward you (as if revving a motorcycle) to disengage. Lower to desired position. The armrests will automatically lock in place when released.





Design Story

"My idea was that, instead of sitting down and reaching for a lot of controls, that you would sit on the chair, and it would automatically balance your weight against the force required to recline." - Niels Diffrient, Designer

Eager to create a truly ergonomic chair that adjusted to the user automatically, Niels Diffrient created Freedom, which allows the sitter to change postures effortlessly. Replacing the traditional recline mechanism with a weight-sensitive one, Diffrient’s Freedom chair revolutionized the way people sit.

Color Swatches

Freedom Chair Quick Ship Color Options

Vellum Grade 1 - Developed to withstand the most rigorous use,Vellum is a highly durable textile that features a calming texture. Made from strong materials such as nylon, codura and elastic yarn, it accommodates shifts in the user’s body weight throughout the day.




Wave Grade 1 - Soft and supple with a distinctively flexible weave,Wave is a four-way stretch fabric that creates a form-fitting layer on the cushion. Its deep earth tones are inspired by nature's hues.



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