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Variable™ Monochrome Series

40 years of movement

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Movement is a beautiful word. We move physically, we can be moved emotionally, and we form movements for societal change. By moving we can show strength, express sympathy, protest or celebrate. To commemorate 40 years of history and innovation, we introduce the Variable Monochrome Series. Since the 70s, Norwegian industrial designer, Peter Opsvik, has developed an unparalleled approach to sitting. As the original kneeling chair, Variable offers gentle tilting movements and an open angle sitting posture.

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ordinary chairs are a pain in the back

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design: Peter Opsvik. 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


    W 52 cm x D 72 cm x H 51 cm 


    H 10,5 cm x L 73,2 cm x W 54 cm 


    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
    FOREST NAP - 95% New Wool, 5% Nylon
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product video Variable balans