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Liberty Side

Designed by Niels Diffrient
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A design driven by Humanscale’s passion for the environment, the Liberty Side chair was created to push the boundaries of minimalism found in the Liberty task chair and be as simple and environmentally friendly as possible, without sacrificing Humanscale's philosophy of complete, automatic comfort.  Niels Diffrient developed the Liberty Side to showcase the same complete-body comfort found in Humanscale task chairs, but made with lightweight, recyclable and long-lasting materials.

About Liberty Side

Using Humanscale's tri-panel backrest construction, the Liberty Side chair offers body-fitting comfort and lumbar support. This contemporary, multipurpose chair uses revolutionary Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and a pivoting backrest to provide complete support during a gentle recline. Designed to complement the Liberty task chair, the Liberty Side is a beautiful and versatile chair that encourages the same balanced movement throughout the day.

Self-Adjusting Recline

The Liberty Side chair features an intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism that automatically provides the right amount of support through the full range of recline motion, regardless of user size and weight. Unlike many conference chairs, it is flexible and encourages the user to stay active, while keeping them comfortable.

Environmental Design

Made predominantly from lightweight 100% recycled die-cast aluminum, the Liberty Side chair was created to be long-lasting and environmentally friendly. Overall, it is constructed from 85% recycled content and is 99% recyclable. The textiles for the chair’s seat were chosen especially to complement the high environmental standard. Its modular design means it can be customized and easily updated as needed.

Tailored Comfort

With a unique mesh back and seat, the Liberty Side chair is sturdy and supportive, ensuring complete comfort. The back tri-panel construction is breathable due to the mesh and offers customized support, while the backrest pivot offers additional comfort. The mesh seat has a frameless front edge that is supportive yet soft. The perfect chair for conferences, meeting rooms and hospitality seating, the Liberty Side chair’s ergonomic support ensure the user can sit comfortably all day long.

Customer Reviews

Client Meeting Chairs
I just purchased my first pair of these chairs. Clients have noticed the positive difference and have mentioned several times how comfortable and supportive they are. I originally purchased them because I could get them with no arms to accommodate a few of our bigger clients. So they are working great and I will likely replace more of our client meeting chairs going forward.
Stephen M.     1 month ago
very comfortable chairs
The quality workmanship, attention to detail and comfortable design makes these chairs a perfect addition to a workspace or meeting area.
Linda B.     5 months ago
Stylish, light and comfortable
Love the liberty side chair, extremely stylish, light and comfortable. Highly versatile - from the office to the dining room. It has one star deducted for arm cushions cracking and cost of replacing.
Jodi S.     5 months ago
Used 12 Hours Everyday
Perfect chair for our long term care lunchroom, for those feeling hot and sweaty, and for those with a sore back. Makes our breaks more enjoyable!
Valerie C.     5 months ago
Solid and comfortable
We use these as guest chairs in our office and constantly hear positive feedback and then asking where we got them. Certainly not the cheapest on the market but the quality is there.
Daniel S.     5 months ago

Design Story

“I keep thinking, 'how much simpler can this be?' and come up with the end result.”

Niels Diffrient, Designer


Created by legendary designer Niels Diffrient, the Liberty side chair complements the Liberty task chair and offers comfort, style and flexibility in a conference seat. Diffrient collaborated with textiles designer Elizabeth Whelan to make a mesh design with give, but that would still provide enough firmness for automatic lumbar support. Liberty’s mesh back is formed by combining three panels of this mesh in the same way a tailor combines multiple pieces of fabric to make a shirt. The result is a conference chair with custom-made contours to fit and support the human body in unprecedented comfort. 

Specifications

  Dimensions
Armrest Height Range  -
Footprint TBD
Chair Weight - No Arms 17 lbs
Chair Weight - Arms 18 lbs
Backrest Recline  - 
Backrest Tilt 10 degrees
User Weight 100 - 300 lbs
User Height 5'0" - 6'4"
Warranty 15 years
Warranty - Fabric, Cushions & Arm Pads 5 years
  Dimensions
Armrest Height Range  -
Footprint TBD
Chair Weight - No Arms 17 lbs
Chair Weight - Arms 18 lbs
Backrest Recline  - 
Backrest Tilt 10 degrees
User Weight 100 - 300 lbs
User Height 5'0" - 6'4"
Warranty 15 years
Warranty - Fabric, Cushions & Arm Pads 5 years

Textile Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monofilament Stripe

Made specifically for our tri-panel, mesh-backed chairs, Monofilament Stripe has an elastic composition that achieves strength through its distinctive weave structure to provide unmatched support. Its classic stripe pattern is available in various striking colors.
Mesh | Designed by Elizabeth Whelan

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