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Variable Furniture Balans, The Original Kneeling Chair

If you’re looking for the best ergonomic kneeling chair in style and design, get your hands on the Varier Furniture Balans, also known as “the original”.  This sleek furniture piece is the evolved version of the original kneeling chair designed by Peter Opsvik, in 1979.

The sexy design of this product highlights a rocking base that has a subtle but extremely beneficial effect on the body.  The rocking action lightly stretches the muscles of the back, preventing stiff muscles.

The ergonomic concept behind the Varier Balans is to keep the body moving and loose through the encouragement of back and forth rocking.  As can be felt after a long day of work, sitting still is your worst enemy.  The rocking action of the Balans works to offset this painful side effects of prolonged sitting.

When we first started testing this chair, we found that it was extremely easy to get used to.  The Balans starts working immediately to provide good posture and to stimulate the movement of the muscles and joints while sitting.  One drawback that we found is that there is no adjustable height, so for folks over 6’2″, you may want to consider a product with more adjustable features like the Jazzy Deluxe.

girl sittingKneeling Chair Review Score:

  • Affordability – 3/5
  • Ergonomic ranking – 5/5
  • Durability – 5/5
  • Overall comfort – 5/5
  • Average Score – 4.12/5

This Varier ergonomic kneeling chair promotes healthy posture to the body, especially the spine. The beach wood frame comes with two comfortable knee pads for support.  We found that this piece, in the long run, provided the best lasting ergonomic and comfort compared to its competitors.  The simple rocking action takes the credit.


• Lightweight and easy to handle

• Offers good sitting posture

• Specially designed wooden structure supports good posture

• Knee cushion and padded seats.

• Weight: 13lbs

• Dimension of the product: 20.08″ H x 20.47″ W x 28.35″ D

Our biggest complaint, is that the price of the Variable Furniture Balans could be a little less. But as it is rightly said, top of the line quality never comes for free.  If you’re in the market for the best, then you can’t go wrong with this product.