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Freedom Task

Designed by Niels Diffrient

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Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom task chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom task 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.

QUICKBUY MODELS START AT  $989
These best-selling models are available for faster delivery.

Freedom Task

Designed by Niels Diffrient

(7)
QUICKBUY MODELS START AT  $989
These best-selling models are available for faster delivery.

Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom task chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom task 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.

Designed to complement any space and integrate effortlessly into the modern office, the Freedom task chair offers comfort, style and complete ease of use. Created by Niels Diffrient and winner of more than 10 design awards, the Freedom task 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 task chair revolutionizes the way people sit. With its weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests, it set new standards for task chair performance and functionality. With a sculpted foam backrest to match the contours of the human body and thick cushions for long lasting comfort, it provides a custom ergonomic fit for every user.

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Freedom Task
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SHIPPING

QuickBuy models ship in 1-2 weeks. All other custom configured Seating products ship in 2-4 weeks.

WARRANTY

Seating – Industry-leading 15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
All Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads – 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty
Ballo Stool – 3 Years, Single-Shift Warranty 

RETURNS

Unfortunately we do not accept returns on any of our seating products. If, for some reason, you are not satisfied with the quality of the received products, deem them defective, or it was damaged in transit, please contact Customer Support at 844-264-2513.

PRODUCT CARE

To clean chair arm pads and bases use mild liquid soap and water. Gently wipe thoroughly with a soft cloth to remove dirt and stains. Dry gently with a dry soft cloth.

Download detailed leather care and stain removal instructions (PDF).

REVIEWS
  • Didn't appreciate it until it was gone
    I used the Freedom Task chair for about 4 years at my previous job. I never really thought much of it until I started working from home a few days a week. Only then did I realize that the chair in my home office caused severe discomfort after about an hour or two of use. I asked one of my old colleagues to find out what type of chair was in my old office. I bought the Freedom Task, and the difference was immediately apparent. I never thought I'd spend this much on a chair, but it was well worth the investment.
    Brian B.
  • Love this chair
    Chair fit seems to be a very person specific thing. This chair has become my go to chair for people with comfort issues. The people I introduce this chair to in our firm never let it go once they sit in it! Yes I have one and have sat in quite a few.
    Keith A.
  • Perfect in every way
    With so many options to customize your perfect desk chair, this is just the best chair ever! I can sit for extremely long periods with the comfy gel seat. The superb back support and adjustable soft leather armrests contribute to good posture with no stress points. I am so happy with my Freedom Task chair that I gave one to my husband. Now we are both happy customers. (Plus customer service is the best!) Double thumbs up!
    Missy M.
  • Have to say a great chair all in all. But as with anything there are a couple of things to point out. 1. Before you order make sure you know if you want the headrest as there are two chairs (one with a head rest and one without) to order. I didn't read carefully enough and am now unable to add on. 2. The package is a bit heavy as it is shipped in one piece.
    Brandon P.
  • Comfy and flexible
    Love the arms that easily adjust height and also love that all you have to do to recline is lean backwards.
    Jon S.
  • I have two Freedom task chairs, one purchased more than 10 years ago that I have been so pleased with, I bought a second last year for my spouse. For my old arthritic spine these chairs are the best I have been able to find.
    Craig G.
  • Anniversary of Purchase Review
    May recommend, though, alignment never quite matches my frame, causing downward drift that requires multiple posture corrections during use.
    ted y.
DESIGNER
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Niels Diffrient

Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in the philosophy that form follows function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent the tools we use for daily living.

With an academic foundation in design and architecture and a degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of engineering, architecture, and human factors into the creation of highly functional and aesthetically timeless designs.

From his early work with the studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfuss to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included among his many honors are the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the 1999 Chrysler Design Award. In recent years, Diffrient has focused his energies on designs for the office environment, particularly seating--a category in which he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from pneumatic cylinders for seat height adjustment to weight-activated automatic recline.

Niels Diffrient's designs are grounded in the philosophy that form follows function. His work has spanned generations, consistently looking past trends to reinvent the tools we use for daily living.

With an academic foundation in design and architecture and a degree from Cranbrook Academy, Diffrient channels his knowledge of engineering, architecture, and human factors into the creation of highly functional and aesthetically timeless designs.

From his early work with the studios of Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso, and Henry Dreyfuss to his current work with Humanscale, Diffrient's visionary talent has been widely recognized. Included among his many honors are the 2002 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the 1999 Chrysler Design Award. In recent years, Diffrient has focused his energies on designs for the office environment, particularly seating--a category in which he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from pneumatic cylinders for seat height adjustment to weight-activated automatic recline.

Design Story

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 task 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 task chair revolutionized the way people sit.

"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 task 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 task chair revolutionized the way people sit.

DETAILS
TECH SPECS

Chair Width: 27.25"
Base Width: 25"
Height: 20"
Weight: 38 lbs with arms / 34 lbs without arms

TEXTILES

Vellum

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. Textile Grade 1