Kneeling Chairs including Variable



Kneeling Chairs

We have supplied thousands of ergonomic kneeling chairs since 1987. The best are fantastic BUT it's important to choose one that matches the length of time you will be using it per day.

Our store staff are able to offer great advice on-line, by telephone and by message.

They work immediately to improve posture, stimulate movement, and keep joints and muscles active while sitting. There are dozens of different makes and models of kneeling chair... so which one is right for you?

Kneeling Chairs

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Over the last 35 years we've tried a huge range of kneeling chairs, from the cheapest to the most expensive, from the sleek and beautiful to the frankly weird; and we have whittled them down to just a few of the very best and reviewed them all below.

What are kneeling chairs all about?

Kneeling chairs make sitting fun, but more importantly they increase health and productivity at the same time. The key to all good chairs is movement, forwards-and-backwards, side-to-side, up-and-down, the more movement the better. We call this active sitting. Once you achieve active sitting your core muscles will become stronger and you will find your posture will improve overnight, joints will be less stiff, and you will become more focused and have higher concentration levels.

When you sit on a kneeling chair you balance the spine properly over the pelvis – i.e. good posture! – On the best kneeling chairs, the rock of the chair is exceptionally good at helping you to keep good posture, even when you are tired.

Perfect Poise and Balance

The Varier Variable Balans - The original, the most ergonomic and the best. Designed by legendary ergonomic designer Peter Opsvik. Varier kneeling chairs are unique in being perfectly angled to prevent knee pressure, with lots of movement built in to trigger your balance reflex and keep your core strong. They also use materials that are designed to last decades.

Varier kneeling chairs (Variable, Variable Plus, Thatsit and Wing) are the best, and we have tested thousands of kneeling chairs over the last 35 years. To read more about the value of Movement when sitting Click Here.

Varier Variable Balans

Comfort and Balance

This beautiful chair is amazingly good for zoom calls, for intensive keyboard work, and for long telephone calls. The integrated backrest on this Variable Plus (And the 'Thatsit' Chair) have made this the 1st Choice of thousands, especially our clients with demanding jobs who want to feel great before, during and after work. 

Why is the Variable Plus chair so good? 

The Variable Plus is based on the iconic Variable, one of the greatest chairs ever designed. The Variable Plus encompasses Backinaction's three core essentials of healthy sitting: Movement, Balance, and Forward Tilt. And yet, moment by moment, without any knobs to adjust, the integrated backrest of the Plus allows users to have an "ahhhh" moment. In short the Plus feels joyful, an amazing sitting experience.

The movement from the curved frame increases core fitness whilst the split front pads allow lots of leg movement, creating improved leg circulation.  The carefully positioned backrest is there when you need it, so that our clients report being comfortable for up to 10 hours of sitting.

Variable Plus easily fits those from 5ft 2 to 5Ft 10 /11. For shorter adults and children there is an accessory available.   For those over 5ft 11 the Plus can fit but please contact us to discuss, or choose the Thatsit Chair (which is adjustable for all). We keep Variable Plus for fast delivery in some wonderful fabrics and colours.

Varier Variable Plus

Ultimate Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

We believe the Thatsit is the ultimate ergonomic kneeling chair because it allows the most movement and offers the greatest support:

  • Adjustable ergonomic backrest depth / angle
  • Great lumbar support
  • Adjustable backrest height
  • Adjustable leg supports to adjust for leg length: (5ft to 6ft4in)
  • Sprung, flexible shin pads to prevent shin pressure and allow extra movement
  • Elbow rests - to support the weight of the arms when sitting against the backrest
  • Suitable for a standard height desk / dining table (71-76cm)
  • 8-10hrs sitting thanks to high quality injection-molded foam + lots of movement + back support for tired moments
Varier Thatsit

Varier Monochrome

Celebrating 40 Years of Movement

Movement is a beautiful word. We move physically, we can be moved emotionally, and we form movements for societal change.
Since the 1979, Norwegian industrial designer, Peter Opsvik, has developed an approach to sitting designed to free the human body with movement.

Varier Monochrome

A Portable Kneeling Chair

The best kneeling chair we've found for compact living, occasional use and short periods of working (up to 2 hours). Beyond this length of time we would recommend the Wing, Variable, Variable Plus or Thatsit.
The Multi is made to an exceptionally high quality and has a 7 year warranty. It's a great chair if you need to sit for an hour or so and then fold it away.

Varier Multi

Ergonomic Home Office Chair

This is the best chair we've ever sat in, and the one many Backinaction staff use around our tables and in front of our computers. 

The key to all good chairs is movement, forwards-and-backwards, side-to-side, up-and-down, the more movement the better. We call this active sitting. Once you achieve active sitting your core muscles will become stronger and you will find your posture will improve overnight, joints will be less stiff, and you will become more focused and have higher concentration levels.

Varier Actulum

A Swivel Kneeling Chair

The Wing is an unconventional working chair with its height adjustment, swivel and tilt functions, and castors for hard or soft floors.

The height adjustability makes it ideal at any work space even if your desk or table is higher than standard table heights.

The Varier Wing promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and concentration an invaluable boost.

Varier Wing

Zero-Gravity Sitting, in Style

This is the ultimate ergonomic relaxation chair. It is extremely comfortable and gives the best possible support when reclining. The Gravity recliner meets almost every seating requirement for exceptional ergonomics without strain.

Leaning forward, the Gravity Balans chair can be used as a kneeling chair. Shift your weight slightly backwards for an upright position, placing your feet on either the floor or shin cushions for variation. To assume a reclined position, gently push away from the ground.

Varier Gravity

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