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Freedom (Mid Back)

Range Description

Winner of 10 design awards to date—including the Design Distinction Award in the prestigious ID Design Review 2000 competition—the Freedom chair by Niels Diffrient has revolutionized the task chair industry. Its weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests set new standards for task chair performance and functionality to keep the sitter exceptionally comfortable while also lowering the risk of long-term injury.

  • Revolutionary recline mechanism automatically adjusts to your unique body weight 
  • Synchronous armrests for unparalleled ease of adjustment 
  • Dual Pivot backrest that automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine 
  • One size fits all adjustability 
  • Dynamic headrest that moves automatically as you change positions 
  • Gel cushion seat for maximum comfort 
  • Nitrogen charged gas cylinders are used for infinitely adjustable seat and tilt. 
  • Choices of different upholstery fabrics and colours. 

UAE Stocking Models are available with and without headrest in Black Cava Fabric or Black Vicenza Leather in Graphite Frame finish.

1. Can a Freedom task chair be made into a Freedom headrest chair in the field?
No, a Freedom task chair cannot be retrofitted with a headrest. A headrest only comes standard on a Freedom headrest chair.

2. Can I order different colors for each cushion?
Yes, it is possible for us to create chairs with custom combinations of seat and backrest cushions. Call 800-BAFCO or e-mail hello@bafco.com for more information. On order basis.

3. Can I get gel in the back and headrest cushions?

No. Gel is great at dispersing body weight, which is why it’s very useful in the seat cushion and armrests, which support the majority of a user's body weight. However, it would not be of much use in the backrest and headrest, since those cushions do not typically support much weight load.

4. What kind of fabric is available for the Freedom chair?

The textiles available for Freedom are as unique as the rest of the chair and satisfy requirements far more demanding than typical upholstery textiles.

5. Can Freedom be locked into place when I recline back?

"Locking" the recline of the Freedom chair is easy - just relax your body! With its counter-balance recline mechanism, the chair will automatically stay in place and support you at any recline angle.

6. I would like to test a Freedom chair before I purchase it. Where can I go to see the chair?

To find a showroom near you, please visit our "Contact" section or call 800BAFCO.

Key Features

Standard Features

Self-Adjusting Recline
  • 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/release
  • During recline, the angle between torso and legs opens up for better body function
  • User maintains 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

Synchronous Armrests
  • Revolutionary armrests move in tandem to eliminate uneven arm positioning
  • Natural lift and release action for immediate repositioning without buttons 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 arm pad for durability and comfort

Standard Cylinder
  • Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population

Contoured Cushions

  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement

Body Fit
  • Size adjustable to fit more than 95% of the population
  • Adjustments for fit-to-size:
  • Headrest: 5” vertical adjustment range
  • Seat Height: 5” adjustment range
  • Seat Depth: 2.25” adjustment range
  • Backrest/Lumbar Support Height: 3” adjustment range

Hard Casters
  • 2.5” double-wheel casters for carpeted floors
  • Armrest: Standard tecnogel
  • Frame color: Graphite
  • Fabric finish: Available in leather and Cava
  • Fabric Color: Black


The Freedom Chair is a great example of Humanscale’s environmental purpose.
  • Made predominantly of aluminum, followed by steel and plastic
  • Contains 62% recycled content (43% post-consumer, 19% pre-consumer)
  • 90% recyclable
  • Weighs only 39 pounds
  • Made of 132 parts (comparable chairs are made of up to 250 parts)
  • Modular cushions for easy replacement
  • Designed for easy disassembly
  • Ships in 85% recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped when feasible
  • Greenguard Certified

Earn LEED Credits
The Freedom Chair can help building projects achieve valuable LEED credits.
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