Variable™ Balans® Monochrome Series


To commemorate 40 years of history and innovation, we introduce the Variable Monochrome Series. Each Monochrome comes with an engraved signature of Peter Opsvik and new packaging.

A NEW monochrome series with five fresh new colors hand picked by designer Shane Schneck. Available in NEW Forest Nap fabric and comes with NEW colored runners. Features an engraved signature from Peter Opsvik.


FOREST NAP is 95% New Wool, 5% Nylon

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Variableʼs unique design and functionality make it an icon that is instantly recognizable. 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 posture. The Variable fits in nicely with all interiors, especially accompanied by a desk.

Variable 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 Variable stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. For a beautiful finish, our plywood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded, and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers.

All quick-ship Variables are upholstered in Revive fabric, responsibly manufactured using 100% post-consumer recycled polyester (PET) made from recycled plastic bottles. Eco-friendly Active Sitting.

Additional information

Weight16.5 lbs
Dimensions28.5 × 20.5 × 4 in

Oxide, Fern, Glacier, Stone, Ochre

Movement is a beautiful word. We move physically, we can be moved emotionally, and we form movements for societal change. By moving we can show strength, express sympathy, protest or celebrate.

To commemorate 40 years of history and innovation, we introduce the Variable balans Monochrome Series. Since the 1979, Norwegian industrial designer, Peter Opsvik, has developed an unparalleled sitting approach to free the human body. As the original kneeling chair Variable balans offers gentle tilting movements and an open angle sitting posture.