The FreedMan Chair

A better way to sit

The FreedMan Chair is the only chair in the world that allows the spine and pelvis to achieve the same posture in sitting as when standing. Whilst conventional chairs work against the body's inherent anatomical structure the FreedMan Chair works with it and helps you to sit correctly and healthily.

The science

Put simply, our belief is that humans were not meant to sit for prolonged periods. We have stood and walked upright for over 1.5 million years and for the last 10 thousand or so most societies have been centred on farming. It's only over the last 100 years or so that sitting has become common at work and it's only in the last 15 years or so that we've been sitting for increasingly long periods in front of computers. Watch the video to see more on the science behind the FreedMan Chair.

Sitting posture with lumbar support and raised seat

Sitting posture with lumbar support and raised seat.

Sitting evolution

It's well known that most conventional chairs force the sitter to slump forward.

This is because their seat pan's limited forward slope is such that the sitter's thighs are in a position where the pelvis is rotated backwards and the lumbar lordosis is flattened.

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The technology

The seat pan of the FreedMan Chair articulates on a specially made stainless steel ball, which allows a controlled, rising and lowering of each side of the seat.

This allows the seat to match any pelvic height imbalance that the sitter has when standing and therefore maintains their side-to-side spinal curves.

The Technology


10kg / 22lb
Seat height
430mm / 16.9"
Adjustable to
550mm / 21.7"
620mm / 24.4"
620mm / 24.4"

The mechanics

When we began work on the FreedMan Chair, we wanted to completely challenge the convention of the way people sit and have been sitting for the last 7,000 years or so. No-one has ever tried to replicate the human standing posture when sat on a chair before, so here’s what makes our chair so unique...

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Our blog

Dispatch begins

Dispatch begins!

April 2, 2015

It’s been a long haul, but at long last, chairs are starting to ship out of the warehouse and will reach end users over the next few weeks!

I spent three days with the team at the warehouse last week checking the chairs – readying them for dispatch and I’ll be up there again today – it’s 3.30 am and I’m just about to hit the road.

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Production update

March 9, 2015

Over the last few weeks we’ve been focused on dealing with some production and testing issues to mean we can get your chairs out to you and the first batches are finally arriving at our warehouses in the UK and US.

Being new to the whole experience, it’s been the most incredible last 2 years and a steep learning curve to say the least! I now know what a huge task and how expensive it is to put anything into mass production let alone making something that is this complicated and innovative…

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Production of the FreedMan Chair

More chairs are ready for shipping!

February 9, 2015

I got back from a mammoth three-week trip in China last weekend and it’s been a busy week getting things at this end sorted out.

Apologies for not updating you sooner, but I’ve been waiting to hear confirmation from the factory on the production and can now confirm that one container left for the UK last week, another for the UK will be loaded this Wednesday. The two containers for the US shipment have been…

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Chair news

Perfect posture

Posture Perfect

April 13, 2015

New consumer research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reveals that a perfect posture ranks highly on the attractiveness scale, with more than half (58%) stating that a good posture makes a potential partner more appealing.

Despite a perfect posture being high on the wish list for a perfect partner, almost a third (29%) of those people surveyed had been told they have bad posture.

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Back pain

Back pain soars among young people

April 13, 2015

Back pain is soaring among young people because they are sitting down for too long, according new to research by the British Chiropractic Association.

A sedentary lifestyle and a change in working habits – long periods spent sitting at computers – mean more people are complaining of spinal pain, particularly the young. The number 16 to 24-year-olds living with back or neck pain has risen to 45% in a year, compared to 28% of 18 to 24-year-olds the previous year.

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On Your Feet Britain campaign

March 27, 2015

Office workers are being urged to move about more by new campaign, launched by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Get Britain Standing. The campaign is aimed at encouraging office staff to be more mobile at work.

Many people spend only half an hour on their feet in the office and fear being sedentary is damaging their health, according to a new survey carried out by the charities.

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See it in action

With the Sayduck app, you can discover how the FreedMan Chair will look in your home or office.

All you need to do is follow the link below to print our special marker page, and use it with the Sayduck app, available for free on the Apple App store or on Google play.



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