Varier Variable balans Kneeling Chair Black Fabric, Natural Ash

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The original balans kneeling posture chair is back! Only available at Bad Backs, this is the original 1970's chair design by studio balans in Sweden. Also known as a Stokke posture chair, it is now made by Varier Furniture in Norway. 


Product Description

Varier Variable balans - Revive Fabric (CC) Natural Ash Wood


  • Cushion: Polyurethane foam
  • Simple assembly is required
  • 7 year limited warranty - see below for more details
  • Size is 52cm wide x 52cm high (at highest point of seat) x 72cm deep
  • Wood - Natural lacquered ash
  • Fabric - Revive fabric - made from 100% recycled polyester

Varier Materials:

They use wood from farmed sources harvested using principles of sustainability. All the ash we use comes from Europe.


Warranty Information

7 years/5 years.

Variér® offers an extended 7 year guarantee on all wooden parts and 5 years on mechanical parts. Variér’s guarantee only covers manufacturing defects and does not include misuse, normal wear and tear and defects caused by exposure to sunlight. The guarantee will not apply if the customer fails to tighten screws as recommended and this results in damage to the piece of furniture.

Please Note:

This product is non returnable unless deemed faulty or damaged.

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Variér Furniture


In 1932 Georg Stokke started manufacturing furniture on the Norwegian west coast, near the famous Geiranger fjord. He was truly innovative, and was amongst the first to employ professional Scandinavian designers.

Since then, products have come and gone, and much has happened. However, the simple idea remains the same: If humans can move in a natural way, even when sitting, the body will feel better and possibly also last longer. This is why movement and variation remain the most important thing in everything we produce. When you buy a Varier product, you choose one of the healthiest chairs available. Or – as Varier likes to call it – intelligent sitting.


Movement and variation promote and renew strength. Energy, ideas and well-being are released through variation and movement. Variér® has built its unique sitting concept on this principle. The chairs give freedom for natural movements and variation so you can concentrate on the activity in hand, be it reading, listening, eating or simply relaxing.

Form – Variér® is known for developing chairs with a distinctive style, and for using materials which destine them to become future classics. A unique combination of aesthetics, comfort and technology ensures that the chairs are both amazing to look at and amazing to sit in. Variér® has a long tradition in working with acclaimed designers. They have worked together with some of Scandinavia’s most important furniture designers. Variér® chair designs stand out internationally and many have been awarded ”the stamp of good design” by the Norwegian Design Council.

Function – Variér® is known for developing chairs which inspire you to move naturally. Natural and variable ways of sitting enhances wellbeing of body and soul. They are often asked ”what is the best position to sit in?” The answer is: “The next position is always the best “. 



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was not sure the extra $ was going to be worth it, but took the plunge. Delighted with my new chair and love the movement. I am told this was the original design from the 1970's (Posted on 6/11/2017)
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