Variable balans Kneeling Chair

Varier Variable Balans

Variable´s unique design and functionality make it an icon that is instantly recognizable. First introduced at the Scandinavian Furniture Fair in Copenhagen in 1979, Variable was one of the first prototypes derived from the balans concept. Ever since then, Variable has continued to deliver an unparalleled sitting experience.

As the name Variable indicates, the chair allows variation, where the kneeling posture is one of many. The chair encourages subtle movements – shifting between positions and finding the ideal balance point for your body. Curved runners allow for gentle rocking motions, while a tilted seat enables an open hip angle. The two cushions beneath the seat can be used to rest your shins, one foot, both, or neither by placing your feet on the ground between them. Turn all the way around or sit sideways if you please, with Variable there is no right or wrong.

Supplementing with the optional backrest adds to the range of possible sitting positions, allowing you to lean back and stretch out. Designed as an open construction, free of mechanical adjustment parts. The Variable is lightweight and can easily be moved around. When you’re done for the day, simply place the chair on the edge of your tabletop, keeping it off the floor and out of the way.

Designed by: Peter Opsvik


We are proud of our products and stand by all of them with a 7-year warranty against fabrication faults on the wooden parts, and 5-year warranty against fabrication faults on the mechanism. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your order, you can return it within 30 days. We do recommend however that you try it for at least 2 weeks, as it can take a bit to get used to.

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