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Varier Variable Balans

  • Varier Variable Balans REV194 Black
  • Varier Variable Balans REV164 Grey
  • Varier Variable Balans REV774 Navy
37.00 LBS
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Product Description

The Varier Variable Balans is the world’s first kneeling chair, designed by the renowned Peter Opsvik. With traditional chairs, virtually all your weight is on your butt/thigh area, which causes stress on your lower back. The Variable Balans from Varier however, reduces back tension by shifting some of your body weight over to your knees and shins.

The Varier Variable Balans from Ergonomic Office Designs will drastically improve your posture and by doing so, improve your workplace productivity. When you’re not distracted by stiff shoulders or neck pain, it’s much easier to focus on important tasks and complete your work to-do list before going home for the day.

Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair - Options

QUICK SHIP chairs ship within 1 - 2 business days.  Below is a list of Frames/Fabrics available for QUICK SHIP with the Variable Balans:

  • Natural Frame with REV194 Black Fabric
  • Natural Frame with REV164 Grey Fabric
  • Natural Frame with REV774 Navy Fabric


Frame Color



Fabric Color



Optional Backrest


  • No Backrest - Chair without the backrest
  • Include Padded Backrest w/ Matching Fabric (+$199.00) - Includes a handy padded backrest in matching fabric.


Soft Tape

  • No Soft Tape - Chair best used on carpeted floors
  • With Soft Tape for Hardwood Floors (+$30.00) - We recommend the use of soft tape for hard floors. This will help protect your chair from hard surfaces which can be abrasive over time.


Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair Specifications

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 28.3” length x 20.5 width x 19.7” height
  • Weight: 11 pounds
  • Wood: Laminated wood with beech core


Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair Features


Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair Features

  • Re-distributes weight from your butt/thighs to your shins (and vice-versa) which promotes a healthier spine by alleviating stress on your lower back.
  • Encourages the “open position” where your torso and thighs is opened past 90 degrees. This promotes a natural upright spine position even while seated and allows for better breathing too.
  • Padded Seat and Shin Cushions available in many colors/fabrics.
  • Strong yet light wooden frame harvested only from sustainable forests.
  • Each Varier Variable Balans is handcrafted in Norway.

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While seated in the Varier Variable Balans, you’ll notice your body adopts a more “open position” where the angle of your torso relative to your thighs is past 90 degrees. This lets your back attain a more natural upright spine position - a spine position that’s more similar to standing than sitting down. That’s the magic of the kneeling chair, and why it works so effectively for people with back pain.

Designer Peter Opsvik says, “I believe the spine is happiest when it can adopt the natural curvature that it has when we stand upright.” Traditional chairs are problematic for two reasons (1) your shoulders tend to hunch over which discourages the natural upright spine position and (2) your body becomes closed which hinders breathing and good oxygenation.

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Warranty Information

Product Warranty

• Seven year warranty on wooden parts
• Five year warranty on mechanisms
• Three year warranty on foams and upholstery

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  1. A different way of sitting 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2016

    I've had my Variable Balans for a couple months now, and still remember as clear as day the first time I sat in it. Wow - it feels so different vs. sitting in a traditional chair, but in a good, comfortable way. The open hip posture is something that's quite noticeable with my torso more over my legs, rather than having my legs in front of me like a traditional chair. It re-distributes my body weight in just a totally different way and I love it. Really well designed.

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