Saddle/Pony Saddle

A Decade of Freedom

Decade of FreedomExplore the history and impact of the groundbreaking Freedom chair in its first 10 years.
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If your chair has a back lock, unlock it and ad­just the recline tension according to your body weight. Your chair should comfortably support you throughout the entire recline range.


The Saddle and Pony Saddle seats, part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, are the most comfortable and versatile stools ever made. The original Saddle and the more compact Pony Saddle accommodate comfortable seating in countless applications. These stools encourage you to sit in a saddle posture, which lowers the thighs, opens up the hips and puts the spine into a healthy lordotic curve. The stools are ideal for shorter term sitting—or even for getting your feet up off the ground by using it as an ottoman.


An industrial design legend, Niels Diffrient has been called “the granddaddy of the ergonomic revolution.”
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Responsible Design

Sustainability is the natural outcome of simple, elegant design.
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Standard Features

Standard Cylinder

  • Provides seat height range that accommodates 95% of the population

Contoured Cushions

  • Carefully sculpted to match body contours
  • Increased contact area reduces pressure points
  • Modular for easy replacement

Hard Casters

  • 2.5” double-wheel casters for carpeted floors


Optional Features

Cylinder Options

  • Tall cylinder
  • High cylinder
  • High cylinder with foot ring
  • Extra-high cylinder with 18" foot ring
  • Extra-high cylinder with 21" foot ring

Foot Ring

  • Chrome finish
  • Height-adjustable

Caster Options

  • 2.5” soft double-wheel casters for hard floors
  • Non-rolling glides for fixed-location use
  • 2.5” locking casters


  • CAL 133-approved
    • Fireproof barrier between textile and foam
    • Fire-retardant plastics



Freedom Saddle Seat Specifications

b Seat Height
(floor to compressed front center of seat cushion)
17.5"– 22.75" standard
20.25"– 28.25" high cylinder
23" – 33" extra-high cylinder
c Seat Width

22" Saddle
16" Pony Saddle

l Base Diameter

22" standard
25" high or extra-high cylinder

m Foot Ring Diameter 18" or 21"
n Foot Ring Height Adjustment (from floor) 6" - 11"

Scope of Users

  • Both Saddle seats fit more than 95% of the office population
    – 5’0” Woman to 6'4' Man
    – 100 to 300 lbs.
  • Users outside the standard range can be accommodated by Low or Tall Cylinder


  • 13.9lbs. Saddle
  • 19lbs. Saddle with foot ring
  • 12.5lbs. Pony Saddle
  • 16.5lbs. Pony Saddle with foot ring

Warranty Information

15 Years, 24/7 Warranty
Fabric/Cushions/Arm Pads:  5 Years, Single-Shift Warranty


SustainabilityFreedom saddle

We work hard to ensure that our environmental philosophy is reflected in each product we create. With our Design for Environment protocol, our designers and engineers examine the environmental impact of every choice made throughout the design process—from initial concept through final production. We invite you to read more.

A selection of sustainability highlights for Saddle/Pony Saddle:

Can help projects achieve valuable LEED credits >


Frame Finishes

Frame Graphite Freedom Graphite Frame Titanium Freedom Titanium Frame Aluminum Freedom Polished Aluminum

Trim Finishes

Trim Graphite Freedom Graphite Trim Titanium Freedom Titanium

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