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HumanScale F211GW101 Freedom Task Chair with Headrest

Freedom Headrest Chair- Cushioned fabric back w/ fabric cushioned seat w/ headrest. Black standard w/ adjustable duron arms
HumanScale F211GW101
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  • Designed to fit 95% of the office population (5’0" - 6’4" height, 100 lbs to 300 lbs weight).
  • Weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism with 20 degrees of movement
  • Automatically pivoting backrest with seven-degree back tilt
  • Synchronous arms attach to the back frame with 5.85" vertical adjustment, adjusting seat level for up close work at a desk
  • Arm length is 8.8" with 19" distance between each synchronous arm
  • Contoured cushions with waterfall edge and Coccyx cutout reduce pressure on lumbar and thoracic spine
  • Modular design
  • Handle on back of chair for easy maneuvering
  • Dynamic headrest with 5" vertical adjustment
  • 65mm (2.5") double-wheel casters for carpeted floors
  • Provides up to 25mm (1") additional lumbar support when needed
  • No tension springs to adjust
  • No recline locks to set/release
  • 150mm (6") range of vertical motion to accommodate all users and tasks
  • Color: Black
  • Textile: Wave
  • Graphite frame and standard matching base
  • Dimensions: W: 26.75" x D: 17.40“- 19.85" x H: 48.2"- 53" (height adjustment range)
  • Weight: 34 lbs without arms, 38 lbs with arms
  • Designed and assembled in the United States
  • 15-year warranty
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Innovative weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism

A true design icon, the Humanscale F211GW101 Freedom chair with headrest proves that ergonomics can be beautiful. Created by Niels Diffrient, Freedom automatically adjusts to every user. Designed to eliminate the need for manual controls, it features a sophisticated weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism. The F211GW101 model Freedom chair comes with black color and wave textile. It is designed to fit 95% of the office population (5’0" - 6’4" height, 100 lbs to 300 lbs weight). The Freedom Headrest features a dynamic support that cradles the head and neck during recline, but remains neutral when in upright positions. And its unique form has a timeless aesthetic that complements any workspace.


Features & Benefits:

  • Distinctive design sets it apart from other task chairs and enhances any space
  • Innovative weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism cleverly uses each sitter’s body weight to perfectly adjust the tension and recline position of the chair for full support throughout movement
  • Pivoting backrest automatically moves with the user throughout the day and offers perfect lumbar comfort in all positions
  • Synchronous arms allow effortless adjustment with one hand and our unique arm design attaches to the backrest to move with the user
  • Contoured cushions are sculpted to closely follow the body’s shape and offer long-term comfort, reduce pressure points and provide exceptional weight distribution
  • Modular design allows the user to update the aesthetic of the chair and offers easy maintenance
  • A wide range of specifically created, high-performance textiles complement the chair’s unique cushion contours to maximize their comfort, performance and ergonomic function
  • The Freedom Headrest features a dynamic support that cradles the head and neck during recline, but remains neutral when in upright positions

Intelligent counter-balance recline mechanism

Freedom's dynamic, position sensitive headrest adjusts to cradle your head and neck as your recline, and moves out of the way when you sit upright automatically. As you recline, you'll maintain a near consistent eye level, while the angle between your torso and legs opens up for better body function. The cushions are sculpted to closely follow body contours, which increase contact and decreases concentrated loads. Our optional Technogel® seat cushion maximizes weight distribution and comfort. The pivoting backrest automatically adapts to the changing needs of your spine during recline. Freedom's body-friendly gel armrests move up and down together and stay with you during recline, always keeping you in supported balance. The seat, backrest and headrest may be independently positioned to fit your exact body size. With Freedom's revolutionary counter-balance mechanism, your weight automatically balances the force required to recline the chair. So whether you're big or small, short or tall, the recline tension is always perfectly adjusted to let you move while keeping you fully supported in all positions.

Please see the Humanscale Freedom Task Chair overview video here:


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Polished Aluminum
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Niels Diffrient and the Freedom Chair

As the pioneer of ergonomics, Niels Diffrient aimed to redefine the concept of the traditional task chair and instead design seating solutions that efficiently adapt to users, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture. Diffrient’s unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as cumbersome recline levers and back tension dials. He realized that movement during recline took pressure off the user’s body, and transferred it to the back of the chair. As a result, he developed the weight-sensitive, self-locking recline mechanism, definitively reinventing the features of modern task seating to be truly simple, beautiful and functional.

The Freedom Chair and the Environment

Like all Humanscale products, the Freedom chair is designed with a constant and genuine focus on its environmental impact at every stage of its development. For us, the best designs in the world achieve more with less, and sustainability is the natural result of this focus. The Freedom chair’s lightweight design minimizes the environmental impact of its shipping, and its simple, modular design makes it easy to disassemble, recycle and maintain rather than replace the chair completely. The Freedom chair is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality, GREENGUARD Gold and level® 2 certified.

What's In The Box

  • Freedom Task Chair with Headrest


Model: F211GW101 Specifications
Description Freedom Task Chair with Headrest
Color Black
Textile Wave
Dimensions W: 26.75" x D: 17.40“- 19.85" x H: 48.2"- 53" (height adjustment range)
Weight 34 lbs without arms, 38 lbs with arms
Seat Depth (from face of lumbar to front of seat) 415 - 470 mm (16.25"– 18.5")
Seat Height (floor to compressed front center of seat cushion) 405 - 535 mm (16"– 21") standard
385 -485 mm (15.25"– 19") low cylinder
430 - 565 mm (17"– 22.25") tall cylinder
520 - 725 mm (20.5"– 28.5") high cylinder chair
Seat Width 535mm (21")
Backrest Height 455 -535 mm (18" - 21")
Backrest Adjustment Range 5mm in 6mm increments (3" in 0.25" increments)
Chair Width 690mm (27.25")
Armrest Height 125 - 280 mm (5" - 11")
Armrest Adjustment Range 150mm in 8mm increments (6" in 0.33" increments)
Armrest Length 330mm (13") standard
360mm (14.25") advanced
Distance between Armrests (front inside edge) 510mm (20") standard
290 - 545 mm (11.5" - 21.5") advanced
Height (no headrest) 850 - 1055 mm (33.5" - 41.5") standard
830 - 1005 mm (32.75" - 39.5") low cylinder
875 - 1085 mm (34.5" - 42.75") tall cylinder
965 - 1245 mm (38" - 49") high cylinder
Height (with headrest) 1090 - 1345 mm (43" - 53") standard
1075 - 1295 mm (42.25" - 51") low cylinder
1120 - 1380 mm (44" - 54.25") tall cylinder
1205 - 1535 mm (47.5" - 60.5") high cylinder
Headrest Height Adjustment Range 125mm (5")
Base Diameter 635mm (25")
Foot Ring Diameter 455mm or 535mm (18" or 21")
Foot Ring Height Adjustment (from floor) 150 -280 mm (6" - 11")
Backrest Width 535mm (21")
Scope of Users - Standard chair fits more than 95% of the office population
- 152cm (5’0”) Woman to 193cm (6'4') Man
- 45kg - 135kg (100 to 300 pounds)
Users outside the standard range can be accommodated by:
- Low or Tall Cylinder
- Advanced Armrests
Weight 22.3kg (49.1 lbs.)
Backrest Recline 22° recline plus 7° backrest tilt
Reference Angle between Seat and Back 100° to 129°
Advanced Task Armrests Horizontal angle change from elbow pivot point
- 35° each armrest
- Lockable in 5° increments
- New arm assembly features clean aesthetic and improves efficiency of use,
allowing the user to adjust the arms with just one hand
Headrest Radial Motion (automatic motion during recline) 30°
Lumbar Support Increase in Recline 25mm (1")
Warranty Information 15 Years Warranty. Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads: 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty


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