Varier Variable Kneeling Chair

MPN: 100180

The Varier Variable is the original kneeling chair that remains the most popular of all the kneeling chairs.  We are currently only displaying those items that we have in stock for prompt delivery so that customers are not disappointed by a long wait.  The offering will change as more products become available.

Many of the fabric colours for the Variable are only held with Natural wood.  If either choice of wood is not in stock then the wood option will show a cross through.  Please select both fabric colour and wood choice to display a photo of that combination.

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Product Description


Kneeling Chair Benefits


The Variable Balans is unlike any conventional chair and its design encourages the user to adopt a variety of different sitting positions.  It is unique in its ability to help strengthen core muscles, to encourage constant movement in the body and to improve circulation and oxygen levels to the brain.The sitting position of the variable allows an open angle between your thigh and the upper part of your body, encouraging an upright posture and maintaining the natural curvature of the lumbar region. 


Comfort is an essential aspect to any chair subject to long periods of use, and some regular office chairs can become the cause of back pain.  The variable balans offers a welcome alternative.  In order to prevent pain and to gain the true benefits of this seated position, the angle of the knees and pelvis should remain open and movement should not be restricted.  Thanks to forward sloped seats, the Variable Balans creates the perfect angle between the thighs and torso, allowing more comfort through the fluidity of the body position.


This revolutionary approach also encourages natural movement through the constant use of back and abdominal muscles.  Tension in the back and neck is released as the core body muscles remain active at all times in the seated position, recreating the natural curvature of the spine while standing.


Not only this, but recent studies which highlight the importance of relieving pressure from the spine have proved that a more upright seated position actually improves concentration. The open position of the body allows for deeper breathing, which actively encourages the mind to perform more effectively.


The Variable Balans was launched by Stokke over 20 years ago.  The unique and innovative design has withstood the test of time, outlasting its imitators and proving its worth as a chair that promotes both physical and mental wellbeing.  It is now made by Varier, built in Norway with a 7 year warranty, and is ideal for anybody from the age of 10 years onwards.


 The Varier Variable Kneeling Chair has a rigid structure but remains lightweight and very portable in use.  In practice, many users will swop between a kneeling chair and an office chair to create variation and for the purposes of encouraging a good posture throughout the working day. We all need a subtle reminder sometimes!


The Variable kneeling chair is the most popular chair in the range and will suit a variety of users.  For young children and small adults, we suggest the additional distance blocks which reduces the distance between the seat and leg cushions.


If you expect to use the Varier Variable for extended periods, then consider the Varier Backrest which provides simple back support when tilting back and relaxing away from your work.  Varier have now added the option of an upholstered backrest cushion which makes a great improvement to back support when needed.  For a more comprehensive solution, take a look at the Varier Thatsit with Backrest which offers an adjustable lumbar support and adjustable knee cushions to vary the height depending on leg length.

If you choose to use the Varier Variable on hard flooring such as laminate or tiled flooring then it is advisable to apply the Varier soft tape which is now included with your chair purchase.

Design:  Peter Opsvik


Dimensions:  Varier Variable kneeling chair

Weight:  51 cm 
Width: 52 cm
Depth: 72 cm
Seat Height:  50 cm

Customer Reviews

Balans kneeling stool
"Thoroughly recommend this item & this company. I am 6'2" and large (17 stone) with dodgy back and just sighed with joy when I tried it. Avoid cheapo imitations where there are multiple cross braces as these reduce natural movement. You are going to spend a while on this and therefore give yourself the best. 7 year guarantee on wooden parts says it all. "
Star Rating 5
" I purchased this in March 2015. I work from home and spend long days at a desk. Looking back I was concerned if I could easily adapt to it and expected have to persevere with it for a while. I could not have been more was like finding my perfect sitting position from the first moment and discovering why my back had been such a problem for so long "I was sitting all wrong and for 12 hours sometimes a day". I adore this piece of furniture, my back actually likes it and suffers no fatigue from sitting all day long anymore which is really wonderful. Another surprising discovery was when I first assembled it, there is no way I would have given it any marks for beauty, but I have grown to love it for adding such a great contemporary vibe to my environment! I give it 5 stars for design, comfort, value and for promoting good health and well being!"
Star Rating 5
"I bought this chair complete with cushioned backrest and am very happy with it. The chair has made a real difference to the way I sit and the back and shoulder tension aches I was getting before have all but disappeared."
Star Rating 5


All the variations listed above are held in stock.

Delivery of these in-stock items will be 1-3 working days.

If you are in any doubt as to the anticipated delivery on your specific order then please contact customer services on 01727 827744.

Orders that are placed for a bespoke product involving a selection of fabric type, fabric colour and chair specification cannot be returned.


A 7 year warranty is offered on all wooden components.

Wood is selected from farmed resources using principles of sustainability.

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