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Portable ergonomics on the go!  Kneeling chair folds flat for portability and storage.


A portable kneeling chair by Peter Opsvik.

The Multi Balans kneeling chair has an adjustable design suitable for portability. The forward-slope of the seat adjusts simultaneously with seat height, At its highest point, the Multi Balans helps relieve back strain and pressure by enhancing a neutral upright posture similar to the spine curvature when standing. At its lowest point, the chair can be used by a child as a chair or desk.

The chair folds for easy transport between workstations or locations. When not in use, the kneeling chair can be hung on the wall with the optional hanger, making this a good solution for small spaces such as dorm rooms or compact workstations.

Multi Balans Features

  • Adjustable seat height and angle.
  • Polyurethane foam cushion.
  • Folds for easy transport and storage.
  • Wheels allow easy rolling forward and backward.
  • European beech wood frame is strong, lightweight, and durable. Wood is harvested from sustainably farmed sources.
  • Handcrafted by skilled Norwegian artisans.
  • Assembly required.


Cushions Polyurethane foam
Dimensions 28.35" D x 20.47" W x 20" H
Seat height 17.32" - 24.41"
Weight 15 lbs

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  • The forward-slope of the seat adjusts simultaneously with seat height. This is a drawback from an ergonomic perspective.
    • At the highest adjustment seat angle tilts forward. This opens the angle between upper body and thighs to help relieve back strain and pressure by enhancing a neutral upright posture.
    • At the lowest adjustment the seat is flat. Thus the seat can no longer align with the thigh and can no longer facilitate an upright posture. A better use at this height is for a small child, who would sit on the knee pad in the reverse direction and use the seat pad as a desk.
  • There are different ways of sitting in the chair - toes touching the floor or not, one leg out, one leg in, so a limited amount of postural variety is possible. If you need greater postural variety, check out the Variable Balans or the Thatsit Balans.
  • Another negative is that the wheels only allow movement forward and backward. There is no swivel and the wheels cannot roll to the side, so it doesn't spin and it's not good for rolling around or fumbling through the office drawers around your desk.


  • Fits both children and adults from about 4'10" to 5'7".
  • We do not recommend the Multi Balans for those over 5'8", those with very long legs, or those with big feet. For these individuals there may not be enough room for the legs or feet, forcing the knees to bend further than is comfortable.
  • Use of the Multi Balans kneeling chair requires a minimum 130° knee flexion range of motion (bending of the knee). This is well within the normal range of motion for a healthy knee, but those with knee pathology may have lost this freedom of motion. A knee forced to bend beyond its available range of motion could cause harm.
  • Weight capacity 250 lbs.


Variér warranty

Variér Furniture offers an extended warranty to customers who register their products in the Variér product database.

The warranty is limited and covers only manufacturing defects and does not cover misuse, normal wear and tear and defects caused by exposure to sunlight. Registration gives the right to the following guarantee:

  • 7 years guarantee against fabrication faults on wooden parts.
  • 5 years guarantee against fabrication faults on the mechanism.
  • 3 years guarantee on upholstery and foam.

This requires a successfully completed registration of the product in the Variér Extended Warranty database, and that the warranty certificate is submitted together with the original receipt (proof of purchase). Once registration is completed, proof of guarantee will be sent to you via email.

The Variér Furniture Extended Guarantee is based on the following conditions:

  • Normal use
    • The product is being used for the purpose for which it is designed.
    • The product only being used indoors.
    • The product being properly maintained as described in the maintenance/user guide.
  • Original purchase receipt
    • To utilize the extended guarantee, proof of guarantee shall be submitted together with the original purchase receipt.

The Variér Furniture Extended Guarantee does not cover:

  • Any condition due to normal wear of the material (for example, colour fading and wear and tear).
  • Any condition due to the natural character of the materials (for example, colour differences in wood, leather or fabric).
  • Any condition due to influences from external factors such as sun or light, temperature, dampness or pollution.
  • Other damages (for example, damage made during fitting, damage to the floor, other furniture, etc.).

Under the Extended Guarantee Variér Furniture will:

  • Replace or repair the defective part or product.
  • Cover normal transportation costs for the replacement part or product from Variér to the retailer where the product was purchased. The purchaser is responsible for covering the return costs to the retailer.
  • Reserve the right to replace defective parts in colors that are available at the time of the claim.
  • Reserve the right to deliver a replacement product in instances where the product in question is no longer in production at the time of the claim. This product shall be of the same quality and value.

Process for making a claim under the Extended Guarantee:

  • Any queries relating to the extended guarantee shall normally be directed to the retailer from whom the product was purchased. Queries should be raised as soon as possible after detection of the defect. A proof of purchase must always be submitted.
  • If a claim is made under the Extended Guarantee, the registration receipt (proof of guarantee) must be produced together with the proof of purchase.
  • The product shall normally be transported to the retailer or be available for inspection by the retailer or Variér’s sales representative.
  • Photographs and other documentation that document the defect or damage shall be provided.
  • If the retailer is certain that the damage is due to a fabrication fault he shall send the claim to Variér Furniture, together with documentation and necessary photographs. Variér Furniture shall evaluate repair or replacement of the product or replacement of any part due to fabrication error.

Other conditions that could affect the Extended Guarantee:

  • The cushions will change form following normal use and age. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity which can be attributed to a fabrication fault.
  • The cover (both material and leather) will stretch as a result of normal use. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity which can be attributed to a fabrication fault.
  • Folds and wrinkles may occur and are not grounds for a claim.
  • Lack of cleaning could seriously impact the lifetime of the furniture.
  • Any cover that is a synthetic material (for example, micro fibres) will on movement against the surface of the cushion, generate static electricity. This may prevent the cover reverting back to its original form after rising from the chair. The purchaser may perceive these as wrinkles or folds. However, these are temporary and can be removed by a single stroke of the hand. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity or problems with the shape which can be attributed to a fabrication error.


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Brand: Varier
Item #: 7VR-MLT
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