Listen to your body.
The human body is built for movement yet, in today's world, the body remains in the same static position a large percentage of the day. This lack of movement can lead to a variety of aches and pains. Varier's Thasit Balans allows the body the movement it craves - it's the chair your body has been asking for.
Based on the original Balans seating ideals of Peter Opsvik, the Thatsit Balans opens the angle between the thighs and upper body. The spine is free to find its natural curve and the body easily glides into an alert posture - improving blood flow and aiding concentration. When the spine is positioned in its natural curvature, breathing is enhanced and pressure is relieved from the vertebrae.
The adjustable backrest makes relaxation just a tilt away. Lean back and place the elbows on the "wings" of the backrest, stretching the torso and allowing for deep, free breathing. The backrest is an ideal option for those that may spend extended periods at a work table or desk.
As versatile in design as in concept, the Thatsit Balans is the perfect instrument for the ever-changing demands of today's work places and lifestyles. Work becomes a breeze as the upright, "alert" posture promotes concentration and activity. The benefits are not just for adults, as the posture, breathing, and energy enhancements of active sitting have been directly correlated with improved homework performance in adolescents. With adjustable knee pads, the Thatsit Balans easily adjusts for users of varying heights.
Humans were created to move, not to sit still.
"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 Thatsit Balans helps to achieve just that. Forward-sloped seats on curved runners support the body in a seated, kneeling 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 Thatsit 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 preventing tension in the neck and shoulders.
Some seating options also incorporate a backrest that is ideal for extended periods of tasking that requires the user to be seated. Tilt forward for labor-intensive activities, and rock back for relaxation breaks. Regardless of the position, the spine will always be supported perfectly.
This "active sitting" improves circulation and oxygen levels, boosting energy, concentration, and overall well-being.
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- Based on the original Balans chair design by Peter Opsvik
- Height adjustable leg/knee cushions
- Handcrafted in Norway by skilled artisans
- Seven-year guarantee on wooden parts
- Five-year guarantee on mechanisms
- Three-year guarantee on foams and upholster
- Available in a large range of fabrics, colors, and finishes
- Adjustable backrest for those that may use the chair for longer periods of time
- Polyurethane foam cushion
- Previously known as the Stokke Thatsit Balans chair
- All wood is harvested from highly sustainable forests
- Assembly required
- Shipping dimensions: 21" x 32" x 8" 29lbs
- Overall dimensions: 32.7"D, 19.7"W, 20.1"H
- Overall depth: 32.7"
- Overall width: 19.7".
- Seat height: 20.1".
- Overall height: 33.9"-37".
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 8 x 32"
Weight: 29 lbs
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.