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    Varier - Variable Balans Ergonomic Knee Chair with Black Frame

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    Varier - Variable Balans Ergonomic Knee Chair with Black Frame

    The Varier Variable Balans Ergonomic Knee Chair is a modern, exceptionally high quality ergonomic chair for any need.

    SKU: VAR-Variable-0999

    Ships In: 5-7 Business Days
    MSRP: $788.57
    MSRP: $788.57


    The classic Balans Knee Chair caused a sitting revolution. In 1979, Varier launched a sitting revolution that spread throughout Europe and the USA with the groundbreaking Variable balans. The chair reflected the playful spirit of the 1970's with simple, dynamic, and ergonomic design. The chair is still very popular today, especially amongst chiropractors, students and people who need relief from traditional sitting.

    This unique sitting concept allows an open angle between your thigh and the upper part of your body, so it is easier to retain the natural curvature of the lumbar region. Active sitting allows a free flow of energy so you can pay full attention to your homework or studies. The chair is especially good when you have activities on the table in front of you, offering more comfort than traditional chairs.

    When you sit on a Variable balans you'll use the wooden runners to distribute your body weight. This automatically straightens up and balances the spine properly over the pelvis. Using the shape of the runners the body weight will regulate the position of the chair and the knee pads will prevent the body from sliding forwards. Variable balans was the first product to be produced based on this principle.

    Available Options:

    - Natural Wood Back Support
    - Black or Taupe Fabric on Natural Wood Frame
    - Soft Tape for Rockers to protect wooden floors
    - Leg Cushion Distance Blocks: Reduce the distance between leg support and seat by 1". (Ideal for users under 5'2")

    Additional Information

    SKU VAR-Variable-0999
    Manufacturer varier
    • Smooth Rocking Motion
    • Black or Taupe Soft Fabric
    • Natural European Beechwood
    • Thick Seat and Knee Pad Cushions
    Supplier N/A
    Lead Time 5-7 Business Days
    Assembly Required Yes
    Arms N/A
    Meets or Exceeds ANSI/BIFMA Standards Yes
    Overall Dimensions 20.5"w X 20"H x 28"D
    Seat Dimensions No
    Sit Duration 8
    Weight Capacity 250 lbs

    Customer Reviews

    Awesome chair Review by Richard Gelinas
    I had previously been using a "saddle" chair. That's a chair that's intended for ergonomics and comfort. Well I would say it was OK. However after sitting in the saddle chair for hours at a time, the backs of my legs would be killing me!

    Well the Balans chair is so much better! In fact I have had some LONG projects recently that kept me glued to the computer for several hours at a time. There was (Posted on 5/11/2014)
    Most Uncomfortable Chair Ever!! Review by
    The pads felt and looked cheap - just fabric stretched over rough foam & randomly stapled to the rough wood backing.

    This sitting position hurt my back and my shins.

    This sitting position might work for some, but there is no excuse for such cheap finish at this price point. (Posted on 5/11/2014)

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    Your body was not created to sit. This is the Varier starting point; then they let the human imagination run free to create bold forms with perfect functionality. Varier Furniture is a Norwegian chair manufacturer employing 86 workers, with its head office and production facility in Norway.

    The company was founded on the concept of quality Norwegian design from the 1950s through to today; its most recognized chairs are the Peel by Olav Eldoy and Variable by Peter Opsvik. Varier places a high level of focus on innovation and has consistently launched chairs designed by high-profile Scandinavian designers. All parts are manufactured in Europe, and key materials such as wood, foam, and steel originate from Norway. The furniture goes through final manufacturing in Alesund, Norway.

    Varier Furniture also places and extreme emphasis on eco-friendly products and manufacturing as the designs are made using sustainable and recycled materials.

    Varier Furniture offers an extended warranty to customers who register their products in our product database. The warranty is limited and covers only manufacturing defects and does not cover misuse, normal wear and tear and defects caused by exposure to sunlight. Registration gives the right to the following guarantee:

    - 7 years guarantee against fabrication faults on wooden parts
    - 5 years guarantee against fabrication faults on the mechanism

    This requires a successfully completed registration of the product in our Extended Warranty database, and that the warranty certificate is submitted together with the original receipt (proof of purchase)

    Once registration is completed, proof of guarantee can be printed from the web site and will also be sent to you via email.

    Please register your product here:

    Varier Product Registration and Warranty