Designing groundbreaking furniture since 1959 Peter Opsvik Is passionate about active sitting, and so are we.
Humans weren't designed to sit still for 8, 10, 12 hours a day and there is no one who designs furniture that allows us to move quite like this man.
He specialises in furniture that feels natural and uplifting to use...
At the very beginning of 1976 Hans Christian Mengshoel (1946) initiated a study that set out to answer how we could sit in more balanced and ergonomic ways. Through observation and research, Mengshoel found that a seat which was tilted slightly forward, encouraged a natural posture which provided greater mobility and relieved unwanted pressure while seated. The idea of shin support was introduced to keep the user from sliding off the seat while simultaneously maintaining an open hip angle. With this, Mengshoel initiated the concept of the kneeling posture in Norway and set the mark for a truly experimental time in Norwegian design history. Shortly after Peter Opsvik designed and devloped what was to become the first widely used and sold kneeling chair, the Varier Variable.
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
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
One of the most unusual office chairs out there - this is an all time favourite for many of our team. In our own offices and showrooms this is the most commonly chosen chair.
It pairs beautifully with sit to stand desking (something all our staff have and we strongly recommend) and can help increase energy, boost productivity and reduce back pain.
This is a best seller for us so we hold many wonderful colours in stock for next day delivery. We recommend a really hard wearing fabric on this like Capture, Comfort+ or Leather as this is a chair you will have for many years. Its looks wonderful in bold colours because of its unusual silhouetteHAG Capisco
The Varier Variable Balans - The original, the most ergonomic and the best. 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 30 years. To read more about the value of Movement when sitting Click Here.Varier Variable Balans
We believe the Thatsit is the ultimate ergonomic kneeling chair because it allows the most movement and offers the greatest support: