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 ultimate ergonomic chair for relaxation. 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
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
There is nothing else quite like it... The HAG Creed is based on two of our most loved originals: the H04 and H05.
These two office chairs were both so wonderful we could never really choose which we liked best. Now we don't have to:
The HAG Creed is a beautiful hybrid of the two.