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Freedom Task
Freedom Task
Freedom Task
Freedom Task

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.

Cushion indent visible on chairs with Columbia and Bizon leather.
Freedom Task

Designed by Niels Diffrient

(7)
Cushion indent visible on chairs with Columbia and Bizon leather.

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 revolutionises 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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WARRANTY

Seating – Industry-leading 15 Years Warranty
All Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads – 5 Years Warranty
Ballo Stool – 3 Years Warranty

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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.
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 recognised. Included among his many honours 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 recognised. Included among his many honours 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
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: 690mm (27.25")
Base Width: 635mm (25")
Height: 510mm (20")
Weight: 17kg (38 lbs) with arms / 15.5kg (34 lbs) without arms

TEXTILES
Corde 4

Designed with a four-way stretch, Corde 4 provides sitters with ultimate comfort as they adjust positions. Its intricate weave structure, dimensional surface and wide array of neutral and vibrant shades are visually appealing and engaging to the touch.
Textile Grade 1 | Designed by Elizabeth Whelan

Dark Brown Black Graphite Navy Pumpkin Azure Parma Red Medium Grey Thalo Peacock Balsam Deep Violet Driftwood

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