Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair (Discontinued)

Designed with the Balans concept to encourage "active seating"

The Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair has been discontinued. For a similar product, please visit our sister site and view the Ergonomic Chairs and Stools page.

The Varier Variable Balans Kneeling Chair is the original ergo-friendly chair designed to encourage "active sitting", giving you health benefits like better circulation and increased focus for better work overall. This ergonomic kneeling chair assists the body to move and then reacts to its movements, generating a cycle of continuous motion. It's a completely new way of sitting that can change up your work style instantly.

The Variable kneeling chair grants an open angle between your thighs and your upper body, retaining the natural curvature of the lumbar region of your back, increasing your comfort levels almost immediately. Change the way you sit, change the way you work, forever.


  • Designed with the Balans concept to encourage "active seating"
  • Sturdy yet light construction
  • Uniquely shaped wooden frame promotes proper posture
  • Padded seat and knee cushions for added comfort
  • Seat is tilted to create a natural and open angle between thigh and torso


Cushions Polyurethane foam
Dimensions 20.08" H x 20.47" W x 28.35" D
Weight 13 lbs
Warranty 7 years on wooden parts; 5 years on mechanical parts
Weight limit 250 lbs


Varier's "Step" fabrics come in bold colors, and have a high-wear resistance.


Padded Backrest

Add a backrest for extra support. Choose from the same bold colors offered on the seat.

Varier Balans Backrest

Soft Tape

Soft tape is adhesive tape that affixes to the bottom of the chair's runners, protecting wood floors and other hard flooring. It matches the frame finish.


FREE UPLIFT Notebook and Tablet Stand

View your tablet or laptop in a more comfortable ergonomic position with this lightweight, adjustable stand, which can also be used as a document holder.

UPLIFT Notebook and Tablet Stand

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  • 5
    Should have gotten one years ago!

    Posted by SCDC on Jan 5th 2015

    LOVE this chair! Easy assembly. Sleek modern design (I also got the back rest w/pad). Best of all - NO MORE neck and back pain. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    My new favorite office chair

    Posted by Justina on May 14th 2012

    This chair is fantastic. I no longer have a pain from typing all day in the top of my shoulder. The fact that it has a 7 year warranty and is made in Norway made this an easy choice. The fact that it is the most comfortable office chair I have now makes this a great purchase! Much better than all the other "kneeling chairs" out there.

  • 5
    As Advertised

    Posted by JT on Oct 30th 2010

    Quality and design are excellent. Definitely provides the means to minimize back pain with variable posture choices. The optional back is a must and also useful for accessing and moving the chair. I miss having wheels when I pivot to file but can manage by tipping on one rocker. Changeover was easy, and I'm very happy with the purchase.

This product comes standard with a 15-year warranty against fabrication faults on wooden parts, a 5-year warranty against fabrication faults on the mechanism, and a 3-year warranty on upholstery and foam.

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