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Liberty Task

designed by Niels Diffrient

(27)

The Liberty Task chair is an intelligent mesh task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user, as well offering simplicity and complete ease of use. Liberty was designed to offer a unique, minimal aesthetic and to provide custom comfort for every person who sits in it. Like Humanscale’s Diffrient Smart and Diffrient World chairs, Liberty uses Humanscale’s revolutionary Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and mechanism-free recline for perfect support and unprecedented comfort.  

QUICKBUY MODELS START AT  $999
These best-selling models are available for faster delivery.

Liberty Task

designed by Niels Diffrient

(27)
QUICKBUY MODELS START AT  $999
These best-selling models are available for faster delivery.

The Liberty Task chair is an intelligent mesh task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user, as well offering simplicity and complete ease of use. Liberty was designed to offer a unique, minimal aesthetic and to provide custom comfort for every person who sits in it. Like Humanscale’s Diffrient Smart and Diffrient World chairs, Liberty uses Humanscale’s revolutionary Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and mechanism-free recline for perfect support and unprecedented comfort.  

The Liberty Task chair is an intelligent mesh task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user, as well offering simplicity and complete ease of use. Liberty was designed to offer a unique, minimal aesthetic and to provide custom comfort for every person who sits in it. Like Humanscale’s Diffrient Smart and Diffrient World chairs, Liberty uses Humanscale’s revolutionary Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and mechanism-free recline for perfect support and unprecedented comfort.  

With a minimal aesthetic that complements any space, the Liberty chair is the ideal seating solution for the modern work environment. With advanced features, including automatic, weight-sensitive recline, arm rests that are attached to the back of the chair for constant support and an innovative tri-panel mesh backrest, Liberty combines performance, simplicity and beauty. With fewer parts than traditional task chairs, Liberty is a timeless and environmentally friendly design.

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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
  • Un excellent siège ergonomique
    J'utilise ce siège ergonomique depuis plusieurs années et je n'ai jamais eu de problème. Confortable grâce à son inclinaison automatique, je recommande le Liberty sans problème.
    Clément S.
  • Former Herman Miller chair owner - Very pleased with my purchase
    No more back problems when working from home. I wish the arms would be adjustable in width instead of just going up and down. However, solving back pain while working many hours was the objective and I'm pleased.
    Jessica L.
  • Work Station Chair
    Chair functions well; rollers are effective, arm rests and chair height adjust easily. It is also comfortable and ergonomically effective.
    Stephen M.
  • My back says thank you
    I've occasionally "borrowed" my wife's Liberty Task chair, now I have my own, and my back says "thank you" - I actually feel good after even a short time working at my desk.
    David B.
  • The Best
    I guess this is best one needs for office or home.
    Ramakoti V.
  • All-round Gem
    Product selection, delivery, installation, and comfort of use are all of the highest caliber. Great experience.
    Aneesh M.
  • Best Chair
    This is the best made office chair I've ever had. The height adjustment is gas assist, the arm height adjustment also matches my elbows. The forearm pads are gel filled and comfortable. I work for long periods and this chair is great year after year. The seat is high quality leather and still looks like new. The back is comfortable and breathes. I won't need another chair.
    Doug G.
  • Great lumbar support!
    D C.
  • Awesome task Chair.
    Sitting in front of a computer for long hours this is the ideal chair to keep you comfortable. This is my second purchase of this chair as i have both in my office and home office. Will purchase more for sure.
    Alex G.
  • Great chair for home office
    I ordered this chair for my home office and was impressed by the quality and comfort. The gel upgrades have been great for keeping away back pain from working long hours. I also liked the custom options.
    Andrea W.
  • Well designed and very comfortable!
    Roger A.
  • Love it
    I bought 2 chairs for my home office and they look great. Stylish. Trendy. Very comfortable
    wayne r.
  • Great chair
    I have this chair at home and at my office and it is super, super comfortable. I've tried a lot of desk chairs over time and this is the best.
    Daniel C.
  • The chair was extremely comfortable, the customer service was not great.
    Michael S.
  • Liked this chair so much, I bought 2 - and so did my brother!
    The chairs are stylish and classy looking and so very, very comfortable.
    kathy g.
  • Love this chair!
    I work many hours at a desk, using this chair has been a great relief for my hip!
    Eli M.
  • Love these chairs. Not only comfortable but beautiful
    Ellen W.
  • I would definitely recommend this product to a colleague. The support and versatility of the chair is amazing!
    yvonne H.
  • AMAZING
    Great Chair, Great products
    Josh G.
  • Liberty Task Chair
    Good chair but very different than I expected.
    Tim V.
  • A little pricey but a very good task chair
    Wenjun Y.
  • Excellent chair. Customizable, provides great support and also the gel cushion is extremely comfortable.
    Jared N.
  • Comfortable, attractive
    The Liberty Task chair is simple and comfortable. I was glad not to have to fiddle with adjustments to find a position that suited my body.
    Arthur W.
  • Awesome work station chair!
    We love this chair! We got these for our staff, most of whom have to sit at a work station for hours at a time. They love that they can customize the back support, height, and reclining capabilities. It's a very comfortable chair. A+++
    Angela S.
  • I sit in this chair everyday for hours and I am comfortable and my back does not hurt. I will definitely recommend this chair. Thanks for being there.
    Margo S.
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

"I’ve always insisted that the back adjust to the person and we have this unique Form Sensing Mesh that will accommodate any body shape and give you appropriate back support. Whether you’re short, tall, wide, narrow, the back will accommodate you."

Niels Diffrient, Designer


Inspired to create a minimal but functional mesh task chair with curved lines and a contemporary aesthetic, Niels Diffrient designed Liberty. As with the Diffrient World chair, Liberty features an innovative tri-panel non-stretch mesh backrest, which Diffrient said was based on the concept of a tailored men’s shirt. He worked closely with textile designer Elizabeth Whelan to create a mesh that was strong and supportive but still flexible.

"I’ve always insisted that the back adjust to the person and we have this unique Form Sensing Mesh that will accommodate any body shape and give you appropriate back support. Whether you’re short, tall, wide, narrow, the back will accommodate you."

Niels Diffrient, Designer


Inspired to create a minimal but functional mesh task chair with curved lines and a contemporary aesthetic, Niels Diffrient designed Liberty. As with the Diffrient World chair, Liberty features an innovative tri-panel non-stretch mesh backrest, which Diffrient said was based on the concept of a tailored men’s shirt. He worked closely with textile designer Elizabeth Whelan to create a mesh that was strong and supportive but still flexible.

DETAILS
TECH SPECS

Chair Width 26.5” Arms / 21” Armless
Base Size 25”
Seat Height Range 16.5” – 34.2”
Recline Range 18° recline + 8° backrest tilt
Chair Weight 34 lbs arms / 30 lbs armless
Stackable: No

TEXTILES

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