Variable Balans by Varier

Starts at $399.00

A classic kneeling chair with forward-sloped seats on curved runners that promotes constant movement, improves circulation, activates the core and relieves tension.

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Active sitting made effortless

Considered the original kneeling chair, the Varier Variable Balans has become a benchmark for all kneeling chair designs. Forward-sloped seats on curved runners support the body in a seated-kneeling position, allowing an increased angle between the thighs and torso. This encourages the body to naturally adopt the same spine curvature as when standing, relieving pressure from the vertebrae and letting you breathe more deeply and freely.

Humans were created to move, not to sit still. The Variable Balans promotes constant natural movement, keeping the back and abdominal muscles active at all times. While sitting, the user is actually strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen and back while easing tension in the neck and shoulders.

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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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Variable Back

The optional Variable Balans back is ideal for users that will be spending extended periods of time in their chair. The back is easily removed and installed and is available in all four finish options.

Soft Tape

Soft tape is recommended for chairs that will be used on wood floors or other hard surfaces. The tape easily attaches to the bottom of the chair and helps to protect both the chair and the floor during use.

Details and dimensions
  • Original Balans chair design by Peter Opsvik
  • Handcrafted in Norway by skilled artisans
  • Overall dimensions: 28.35" x 20.5" x 20"
Materials and features
  • All wood is harvested from highly sustainable forests
  • Varnished natural ash frame
  • Polyurethane foam cushion
  • Previously known as the Stokke Variable Balans chair
  • Soft tape is recommended for chairs that will be used on wood floors or other hard surfaces
Warranty information

Variér Furniture offers an extended warranty to customers who register their products in their product database. The warranty is limited and covers only manufacturing defects and does not cover misuse, normal wear and tear and defects caused by exposure to sunlight. Registration gives the right to the following guarantee:

  • 7 year guarantee against fabrication faults on wooden parts
  • 5 year guarantee against fabrication faults on the mechanism
  • 3 year guarantee on upholstery and foam

This requires a successfully completed registration of the product in Variér's Extended Warranty database, and that the warranty certificate is submitted together with the original receipt (proof of purchase).

Once registration is completed, proof of guarantee can be printed from the Variér web site and will also be sent to you via email. Click here to visit the Variér warranty registration page.

Shipping dimensions
  Length Width Height Weight
Variable Balans by Varier 20"  28"  4"   13 lbs
Shipping details
  • Variable Balans is a special order option and ships from Colorado in 7 - 10 business days