Humanscale Liberty Side Guest Chair
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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
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.
Office Seating - Liberty’s mesh back is formed by combining three panels of low-stretch mesh in the same way a tailor combines multiple pieces of material to form a shirt. So its contours are custom-made to both fit and support the human body in unprecedented comfort. Liberty has set a new bar for performance, simplicity, elegance and comfort.
Designed to complement the features and styling of the Liberty office chair, the Side chair offers beauty, performance and unprecedented comfort in its class. Its backrest features Liberty’s exclusive Form-Sensing Mesh Technology for perfect fit and support. The backrest pivots for additional comfort, and the seat has a frameless front edge that is supportive, yet soft.
|Chair Width||25" Arms/ 20.8" Armless|
|Seat Height Range||18.4"|
|Recline Range||10° backrest tilt|
|Chair Weight||18 lbs arms/ 17 lbs armless|
|User Weight||45.4 kg -136 kg (100 - 300 lbs)|
|Height Range||152 - 193 cm (5'0" - 6'4")|
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.
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 had 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.
"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.
Liberty and the Environment
Humanscale is committed to environmental sustainability and continually strives to design, engineer and manufacture products that, compared to others in the same class, consume less of the Earth’s limited resources. This is accomplished by creating products that:
Weigh less and require less raw material
Ship as efficiently as possible
Have timeless design and durable construction so they have to be replaced less frequently
Are engineered to be easily recyclable
Here are some of the environmental highlights for the Liberty chair:
Weighs as little as 18.3kg (40.3 lbs), minimising carbon footprint in shipping
Contains recycled content
Designed for easy disassembly with clear recycling guidelines
Ships in recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped, when feasible
Certified by GREENGUARD and BIFMA level
Can earn points toward LEED Certification in a number of areas
Option 1: Seat Back Style
Mesh Seat and Mesh Back
Option 2: Mesh Color and Style
M - 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. Using only monofilament yarns that are thin and strong, a simple but classic stripe pattern is achieved through weave structure and yarn placement. This pattern has slight elasticity but terrific memory.
C - Silver Check
Woven with monofilament and silver-plated yarns, Silver Check has a subtle metallic shimmer that creates a sophisticated finish to any chair. This non-stretch mesh is flexible and strong, providing ergonomic support to every user. This unique translucent pattern is achieved using monofilament and a silver-plated yarn spun with polyester at its core. More than simply an aesthetic choice, the silver-plated yarn gives the textile flexibility and strength.
N - Pinstripe
Inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge, Pinstripe explores the idea of "suspension." Composed of two Monofilament stretch yarns, Pinstripe helps the chair’s tri-panel backrest cradle the user’s body and features a floating line of color for a distinctive aesthetic. Designed specifically to work with the Diffrient World Chair, this lightweight fabric provides the strength and support of a much heavier mesh by using two different monofilament stretch yarns to provide proper support.
A - Dash
Named for the way color dashes across the surface of this textile, Dash was designed to resemble embroidery floss. It maintains a strong, responsive and lightweight composition to accommodate the user’s every move. Designed to resemble embroidery floss, Dash is stronger, more responsive, lighter weight and uses less material than most mesh textiles. It gives the user support, comfort and ease of movement, while meeting Humanscale’s seating requirements.
J - Catena
Catena features a pure, clean weave - free of any additional patterns or motifs - in colors inspired by the rich hues of spices, which allow the chair to seamlessly integrate into its setting. It’s simple aesthetic makes it a classic design choice for modern and contemporary environments. Catena’s dense and rich hues are inspired by the vibrant spice markets of India. When used as a backrest textile, this proprietary non-stretch mesh provides a customized lumbar support through its tri-panel patented design that fits the user like a tailored shirt.
Option 3: Armrests
Fixed Duron Arms
Fixed Duron Gel Arms
Option 4: Frame - Trim - Base
Black with Black Trim
Silver with Black Trim
Polished Aluminum with Black Trim
Silver with Silver Trim
Polished Aluminum with Silver Trim
|Part Number||Liberty Side|
|Chair Width||25" Arms/ 20.8" Armless|
|Seat Height||Range 18.4"|
|Recline Range||10° backrest tilt|
|Chair Weight||18 lbs arms/17 lbs armless|
|Weight||User 45.4 kg -136 kg (100 - 300 lbs)|
|Height Range||152 - 193 cm (5'0" - 6'4")|
|Warranty||15 Years, 24/7. All Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads - 5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
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Humanscale offers the following warranties on its products, subject to any exclusions and limitations as set forth below:
|Customer’s Own Material (COM, COL)||No Warranty|
|Switch Mouse||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|Technology Products||3 Years, Limited Warranty|
|Element Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Horizon Series Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Diffrient Series Lights||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Float Table, (Mechanical)||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|eFloat and Electric Float||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|QuickStand Sit/Stand Workstation, QuickStand Lite, QuickStand Eco, QuickStand Underdesk||5 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads||5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|M2, M/Flex & Para/Flex Monitor Arms||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M4, M7 & M8 Monitor Arms with Gas Cylinder Components||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Ballo Stool||3 Years, Single-Shift Warranty|
|Vessel Lights||10 Years, 24/7 Warranty, 3 Years 24/7 Warranty for the power supply driver|
|M/Connect||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Power||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|M/Connect 2||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Monarch Mat||3 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|Office IQ||1 Year, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other seating and products detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide, unless otherwise specified||15 Years, 24/7 Warranty|
|All other products NOT detailed in a current Humanscale Price Guide||Varies; consult your Humanscale representative for details|
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the Float Table will
render the warranty void. The warranty on the Float Table applies to the base
and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if
the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table
top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a
width of 72" or less, and (iii) the total weight load including work surface is
no more than 130 lbs for the standard base and no more than 160 lbs for the
heavy duty base.
Note: Ballo is not a task chair. It has not passed the BIFMA or European EN standards for office seating. The Ballo in an exercise chair that is designed for dynamic seating and frequent movement. All Ballo instructions should be followed to ensure a comfortable experience.
Modifying or tampering with any part of the base of the eFloat or electric Float will render the warranty void. The warranty on the eFloat and electric Float applies to the base and work surface if the table top is provided by Humanscale, and only to base if the table top is provided by a third-party, provided that the third-party table top meets the following requirements: (i) has a depth of 36" or less, (ii) has a width of 72" or less, and (iii) a total weight load including work surface of no more than 200 lbs.
The warranties for the Vessel lights exclude labor and other costs associated with the installation and/or removal of the lights from ceilings, walls, fixtures, etc. Further, Humanscale has no warranty obligations if the product is affected by internal or external environmental conditions (including but not limited to water, moisture, outdoor use, or temperature damage), power fluctuations, improper power supply, or if the product is not installed and used in compliance will all applicable standards and electrical codes.
These warranties are available to the original end-user customer only and are non-transferable. For these warranties to be valid, the Humanscale product must have been purchased directly from Humanscale and/or an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller of Humanscale products. If products are procured through an authorized dealership, distributor, retailer and/or reseller, the end-user customer must be registered with Humanscale for the warranty to be in effect. Humanscale warrants that, at the time of customer’s receipt, the product will be in good working order and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the duration of the warranty term, as set forth above. These warranties do not apply to normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident, neglect, product abuse, misuse and/or failure to follow instructions relating to the product’s installation or intended use. Humanscale will not be responsible for damage due to service, maintenance, modifications or tampering by anyone other than a Humanscale authorized representative. Humanscale will not be responsible for injury or damage caused by or associated with the installation and/or use of products in any manner other than in strict conformance with the instructions set forth in its installation manuals and instruction sheets and/or product literature. These warranties do not cover damage caused by a carrier or transportation of the product from one location to another, or alterations made by owner. Humanscale does not warrant damages or defects to the products under the following conditions: an Act of God, damage from electrical power problems, usage of parts or components not supplied by Humanscale, failure to perform preventative maintenance, or damage caused by peripherals not supplied by Humanscale.
In the event a product or product part is defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, and Humanscale receives written notice of the defect within the warranty period, Humanscale will determine with customer if the defect is covered under warranty. Humanscale, at its option, may repair or replace the defective product or product part determined to be under warranty with the same or comparable product or product part as determined by Humanscale, at customer’s location or at a designated Humanscale location. The labor costs associated with the repair of the product or product part may be the responsibility of Humanscale if the product or product part is determined to be under warranty. Humanscale must pre-approve the labor costs prior to the repair or replacement of warranty products or product parts. Customer must contact Humanscale to obtain a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Performance of any repair or replacement does not renew or extend the warranty period. If, after examining and testing a returned product or product part, Humanscale determines that the product or product part is not defective, Humanscale will notify customer and return the product or product part to customer. Customer will be responsible for the freight charges associated with the return of non-defective products or product parts. To return a product or product part for repair that is not covered by warranty, Customer must request a Return Authorization through the Humanscale Customer Service Department. Customer will bear the costs of labor and freight charges associated with non-warranty repair. Customer will be charged a standard repair fee, specific to the product, for any product that is repaired outside of the warranty period. Repairs on products out of warranty also carry a 90-day warranty, effective the day that Customer receives the repaired product or product part. For products that are not covered under warranty: Customer may upgrade to a newer, functionally equivalent product at the list price; the product or product part will be returned to Customer; or Customer can request in writing that Humanscale dispose of the product or product part for Customer, in which case a fee may apply as designated by local law.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NON-INTERFERENCE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
Humanscale does not warrant that customer’s use of the Humanscale product will be uninterrupted or error free. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited in duration to the Limited Warranty period, to the greatest extent allowed by law. Some states or countries do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states or countries, some exclusions or limitations of this Limited Warranty may not apply. This Limited Warranty is subject to change without notification.
Limitation of Liability
Purchaser’s remedies set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of Humanscale with respect to the breach of this agreement or any contract entered into between the parties pursuant hereto shall not exceed the price of the product or part on which such liability is based. In no event will Humanscale be liable to purchasers for any special, collateral, incidental or consequential damages however caused, whether by Humanscale’s negligence or otherwise. The remedies provided above are the purchaser’s sole remedies for any failure of Humanscale to comply with its obligations regarding the workmanship of its products. Correction of any nonconformity in the manner and for the period of time provided shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities of Humanscale, with respect to or arising out of the product furnished hereunder.