Fully Balans Kneeling Chair

Starts at $379.00

Designed in collaboration with Hans Christian Mengshoel, the Fully Balans helps you find a more natural way to sit with a backrest that lets you lean back to stretch.

Starts at $379.00
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A classic, remastered

To create our ideal kneeling chair, we went straight to the source, collaborating with Hans Christian Mengshoel, famed designer of the 1979 “Balans” kneeling chair. The Fully Balans is a refresh of Mengshoel’s classic design, holding true to his original vision of eliminating back pain, while adding adjustability, just enough flexibility to allow you to move and stretch, and multi-directional wheels for easy gliding. Crafted from natural beech wood, cushioned with a durable foam, and covered in our favorite commercial-grade upholstery—velvety-soft and lasts for years—it’s a chair that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the body.

Your body in balance.

The Fully Balans drops your legs to a 120 degree angle, opening the hips and taking pressure off your tailbone, back, and neck. It’s a chair specifically designed to encourage your body to find its natural balance and center of gravity, stretching and supporting the muscles along your spine, and subtly strengthening your core and back muscles in the process. Adjustable leg supports give a personalized fit, and Balans’ dynamic saddle seat creates ideal weight distribution between the seat and leg support. For added support, the chair’s backrest cradles your lower back while also allowing you to lean back and stretch.

Though the Fully Balans was primarily designed for kneeling, your body is going to want to move, stretch, and change position. In addition to your own adjustments, we recommend occasionally switching to a squatting position by perching your feet on top of the knee rest.

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Ready for anything

Our kneelers are designed to put you into a natural, neutral position, facilitate movement, and leave you perfectly balanced for whatever comes next.

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Materials
  • Crafted from natural beech wood
  • Cushioned with a durable foam
  • Covered in 100% polyester commercial-grade upholstery
  • Fabric has a premium-textured brushed finish and is treated for water repellency
Shipping dimensions
  Length Width Height Weight
Fully Balans 28"   21"  9"  22 lbs
Shipping details
  • Fully Balans Kneeling Chair ships via FedEx Ground from Portland, OR and Nottingham, MD
 
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A collaboration between Fully and Hans Christian Mengshoel

Before Fully Balans, there was Balans, Mengshoel’s 1979 revolutionary vision for a more comfortable, natural way to sit. This leap forward in sitting—inspired by a moment of kneeling at a low coffee table while his house was being refurbished, and brought to life by three notable Norwegian designers of the time—supported the user in a kneeling position that put the back into a natural arch, reduced lower back strain, and brought more movement into the work day. The wild popularity of this innovative chair spawned imitation upon imitation, very few based in Mengshoel’s meticulous science or devotion to form.

And so, when looking for a partner to create an exceptional kneeling chair, who better to improve on Mengshoel than Mengshoel himself? In Fully Balans, he has taken his design a step further to create the perfect marriage of form and ergonomics, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you.