Product name designer tagline Variable balans

Variable balans

The original kneeling chair
Peter Opsvik, 1979

Product description text block Variable balans

Variableʼs unique design and functionality makes it an icon that is instantly recognisable. Throughout its 40 years of history, the gentle tilting motion and open angle sitting posture has remained constant. The sophisticated kneeling design provides optimal comfort while gently switching between kneeling and the more traditional posture. The Variable fits in nicely with all interiors, especially accompanied with a desk. 

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Peter Opsvik

designer 

Norwegian industrial designer, Peter Opsvik, is known as the foremost designer behind ergonomic seating. Drawing inspiration from Hans Christian Mengshoel’s balans® concept, Opsvik created unconventional seating solutions that emphasize movement and variation. This freedom to move defines his award-winning chairs, whether for the office, children or for leisure. Opsvik works together with seven colleagues in his Oslo-based studio, where they focus on product design as a means for solving real-life problems. 

Designs: Variable balans, Gravity balans, Thatsit balans, Multi balans, Wing balans and Actulum 

  • Measurements

    Chair Measurement:

    W 52 cm x D 72 cm x H 51 cm

    Box Measurement:

    H 10,5 cm x L 73,2 cm x W 54 cm

    Weight incl box:

    6,3 kg   

  • Materials

    Variable is made from top quality beech ply wood from European forests. The ply wood is treated through an iterative molding process where several veneer layers are combined and glued. Through the application of combined heat and pressure, the layers are given their characteristic shape, making our Variable stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. For a beautiful finish, our ply wood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers.

  • Fabrics
    REVIVE - 100% recycled polyesterFAME - 88% Wools of New Zealand / 12% PolyamideLEATHER - Semi-aniline with light finishUMAMI - 90% New wool (worsted), 10% NylonBREEZE FUSION - 88% Wools of New Zealans, 12% PolyamidHALINGDAL - 70% New wool, 30% ViscoseDINAMICA - 88% Polyester, 12% PolyurethaneSTEELCUT TRIO 3 - 90% Wool, 10% NylonFOREST NAP - 95% New Wool, 5% NylonDOLCE - 100% Rayon
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