Freedom Headrest chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale
Dezeen Showroom: the Freedom Headrest was developed by the late American industrial designer Niels Diffrient for Humanscale as a "truly ergonomic task chair" that automatically adapts to its user.
Freedom Headrest features an automatic recline mechanism, developed to allow sitters to move freely from posture to posture without the need for complex recline levers and back tension dials.
As its name suggests, the office chair also incorporates a headrest to support the user's head and neck as they recline and help them stay comfortable in any position. Together, these features provide total support for the sitter's spine.
Freedom Headrest is completed with a lining of sculpted cushions that mimic the natural contours of the body for added comfort and to decrease pressure point loads.
Humanscale and Diffrient's ambition for Freedom was to "redefine the concept of traditional task chairs" and offer a truly ergonomic alternative.
"The Freedom chair redefines the concept of traditional task chairs," said ergonomic furniture manufacturer Humanscale. "Diffrient aimed to design an office chair that automatically adapts to the user, allowing them to move freely from posture to posture."
"His unique approach removed complexities found in other chairs, such as cumbersome recline levers and back tension dials for a truly ergonomic task chair."
Product: Freedom Headrest
Designer: Niels Diffrient
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