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
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.
- 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")
- Smooth Rocking Motion
- Black or Taupe Soft Fabric
- Natural European Beechwood
- Thick Seat and Knee Pad Cushions
Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
Sit Duration: 8 hours
Meets or exceeds ANSI/BIFMA standards: yes
Dimensions: View Specs Guide
Overall: 20.5"w X 20"H x 28"D
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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.