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Actulum by Varier

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The Varier Actulum is an ideal seating solution for any room in the home or office. Whether dining or playing games at a table, working at a desk, sewing at a station, or just relaxing on a quiet afternoon, the Actulum provides the ultimate in support and comfort for your favorite posture position.


Life around the table

Family life has changed drastically over the years, yet one constant remains - the dining table. More than just a place to enjoy meals, the dining table has evolved into much more. At the core of many daily activities, the table has become a homework station, a desk for preparing bills, a family meeting location, and, most importantly, a place to catch-up and enjoy the company of others. A table is more than just a table and a chair is more than just a chair.

Curved runners facilitate varying positions while seated. As you rock forward or back the runners allow the chair to tilt with you and provide support throughout the movement. While sitting still chair rests in a natural position, allowing the body to find its own, natural equilibrium.

The flexible back rest and sloped seat increase the angle between the thighs and upper body. This increased angle allows for fuller, deeper breathes, leading to an increased concentration and sense of well-being.

"I believe that the spine is happiest when it can adopt the natural curvature that it has when we stand upright" -Peter Opsvik

No scientific evidence supports the notion that the "correct" sitting posture is upright, at a right angle. In fact, studies are now revealing that the body operates best when its form is allowed to remain open and fluid.

The Varier Actulum helps to achieve just that. Forward-sloped seats on a rocking sled base support the body in a seated, natural position. This allows the angle between the thighs and torso to increase, allowing 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.

The Actulum 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 preventing tension in the neck and shoulders.

This "active sitting" improves circulation and oxygen levels, boosting energy, concentration, and overall well-being.

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  • Ideal chair for any room in the house... or office!
  • The Actulum was originally manufactured by Stokke.
  • Handcrafted in Norway by skilled artisans.
  • Seven-year guarantee on wooden parts.
  • Five-year guarantee on mechanisms.
  • Three-year guarantee on foams and upholstery.
  • Available in a large range of fabrics, colors, and finishes.
  • Curved runners promote movement.
  • Armrests promote upright posture and free, open breathing.
  • Polyurethane foam cushion.
  • All wood is harvested from highly sustainable forests.

Product dimensions:

  • Overall depth: 26"
  • Overall width: 20.1"
  • Overall height: 35.4"

Box Dimensions:

  • Box Dimensions: 29" x 4" x 34"
  • Weight: 18 lbs


Upholstery and finish options

The actulum is available in either natural lacquered, or black stained ash wood, with the following upholstery options:

Active family life

The Varier Actulum is the perfect chair for kitchen and dining tables, but feels equally at home in an office or a home work station. Leaning back to relax, leaning forward to work, and everything in between, the Actulum offers a seating position for every occassion.

Soft Tape (Optional)

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.

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 years guarantee against fabrication faults on wooden parts
  • 5 years guarantee against fabrication faults on the mechanism
  • 3 years 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.

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