Kneeling Chairs

Ranked #1 and #2 Best Kneeling Chairs 2019 by Beyond the Office Door and as well as many others, Thatsit™ Balans® and Variable™ Balans® are perfect for a home office or at work. They are suitable for both children and adults.

Variable™ Balans® is in fact the original kneeling chair designed by Peter Opsvik in the 1970s.

Variety makes life interesting. On a Varier kneeling chair, your body is constantly encouraged to move. Place your weight firmly on the forward sloping seat, and one or both of your lower legs on, in front of, between, or beside the shin pads to vary your sitting position and find the ideal balance point for your body.

All our chairs are designed in Norway and manufactured in Europe. They are made from the highest quality wood, giving strength and flexibility.

Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair

Varier’s Variableʼs unique design and functionality make it an instantly recognizable icon. Throughout its 40 years of history, the gentle tilting motion and open-angle sitting posture have remained constant. The sophisticated kneeling design provides optimal comfort while gently switching between kneeling and the more traditional sitting posture. The Variable balans fits in nicely with all interiors, especially accompanied by a desk.

The Variable balans is made from top-quality beech plywood from European forests. The plywood is treated through an iterative molding process where several veneer layers are combined and glued. By applying combined heat and pressure, the layers are given their characteristic shape, making our Variable stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. Our plywood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded, and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers for a beautiful finish.

Designer: Peter Opsvik

Varier Thatsit Balans Adjustable Kneeling Chair with a Backrest

Varier’s Thatsit adjustable kneeling chair with a backrest is a statement piece; consisting of bold, contrasting shapes that exude movement. Its classic, artful design supports your body like no other chair. From the concave backrest to the rounded runners, the Thatsit creates balance in all postures. Its dynamic positioning offers a seamless transition that makes constant motion basically undetectable. It defines any space with modern elegance and fits brilliantly in a work environment.

The innovative Varier Thatsit adjustable kneeling chair is made from top-quality beech plywood from European forests. The plywood is treated through an iterative molding process where several veneer layers are combined and glued. Through the application of combined heat and pressure, the layers are given their characteristic shape, making our Thatsit stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. Our plywood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded, and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers for a beautiful finish.

Designer: Peter Opsvik

Adjustable Kneeling Chair on Wheels

Varier’s Wing is a special exception to the Varier collection being the only kneeling chair with wheels. Designed in the early 80s, shortly after the Variable, the Wing wheeled kneeling chair has the same kneeling concept, but with an upgraded rock and roll. It gives you the option to glide effortlessly as you sit on the cloud-like cushions. The special design and functionality evoke sensibility. You can use it in any workspace and as a primary work task chair.

Designer: Peter Opsvik

Gravity™ balans® – Kneeling Chair Recliner

Relax into complete weightlessness

Varier Gravity Balans Reclining Kneeling Chair

Experience ultimate relaxation and weightlessness with Varier’s Gravity balans chair. The design classic supports your back and neck while continuously promoting flow and movement in countless positions. Fully reclined, the Gravity elevates your legs above your heart and rocks gently to the rhythm of your breathing. Leaning forward, it can be used as a kneeling chair. This unique combination makes it the ideal chair for the contemporary home and work environment.

Varier’s Gravity reclining kneeling chair is made from top-quality beech plywood from European forests. The plywood is treated through an iterative molding process where several veneer layers are combined and glued. The layers are given their characteristic shape by applying combined heat and pressure, making our Gravity kneeling recliner stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. Our plywood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded, and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers for a beautiful finish.

Designer: Peter Opsvik