Varier Furniture

Varier is a modern Scandinavian brand inspired by movement. Our Variable™ balans® kneeling chair and our Move™ standing chair are both design icons that are instantly recognizable. Since 1979, our chairs have offered a uniquely uncompromising experience, embodying activity, freedom, and innovation. They have been meticulously designed in close collaboration with some of the most iconic Scandinavian designers, including Opsvik, Øie, Ekstrøm, Salto and Sigsgaard, and have been widely recognized for their positive effects on health.

Sit down, move on.


Varier is an Oslo-based furniture brand known for producing extraordinary design chairs that give you the freedom to move. Varier is committed to the continued success of Scandinavian design icons that have been changing the way people sit since the late 70s. Movement is at the core of the brand, and acts as a central design element in all Varier chairs.

“The next position is always the best.”

– Peter Opsvik, Designer

Best kneeling chairs

Varier ergonomic kneeling chairs are ideal to help relieve for back pain, and have been regularly ranked best office and home kneeling chairs for the past 40 years. More recently, our Variable Balans and Thatsis were ranked #1 and #2 in Beyond The Office Door‘s 10 Best Kneeling Chairs For 2019 and in Ergonomic Trends’ Best Rocking Kneeling Chair.

The Move and the Motion sit-stand chairs help strengthen your core and back muscles and were ranked #1 in Business Insider’s Best active seating for your office you can buy as well as Apartment therapy’s Best Ergonomic Stools.


Explore our chairs

Variable™ balans®

The original kneeling chair


Sit strong – stand easy

Variable™ balans® MC

Monochrome series


The no-limit sitting experience


The modern office chair

Wing™ balans®

Combining movement with mobility

Multi™ balans®

Compact with character

Gravity™ balans®

Relax into complete weightlessness

Thatsit™ balans®

The adjustable kneeling chair