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Gravity Balans by Varier

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Not your grampa's recliner.

List Price: $2,795.00
Our Price: $2,195.00


Wood finish

Soft tape for wood floors


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Where cool meets versatile.
Meet our very favorite chair.

Quick-ship chairs ship within 1-2 business days.

Options not noted as a quick-ship will require shipment from Norway and carry an extended lead time. Please call for more information. If you are interested in a special order Gravity Balans, see our Special Order page.

A perfectly timed power nap is a great way to jumpstart the body and increase productivity. The Gravity balans turns this short slumber into a rejuvenating relaxation period. With the legs elevated above the heart, the fully reclined Gravity balans gently rocks to the rhythm of your breathing. The back rest and adjustable neck rest perfectly cradle the body - creating a sense of weightlessness.

The Gravity balans by Varier is certainly not limited to reclining. The unique design provides a wide range of seating options that will support the body throughout. A forward tilt accommodates the standard kneeling posture of all Varier balans seating, while a tilt back will leave your feet on the floor in a more traditional position. So, whether you working at a table, leaning back to enjoy a book, or fully reclining to pursue that ever-important power nap, the Varier Gravity balans offers full body support to achieve the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

Gravity Balans Features:

  • Based on the original Balans chair design by Peter Opsvik
  • Handcrafted in Norway by skilled artisans
  • Seven-year guarantee on wooden parts
  • Five-year guarantee on mechanisms
  • Three-year guarantee on foams and upholstery
  • Available in a large range of fabrics, colors, and finishes
  • Ideal chair for both relaxing and working
  • Optional weighted headrest
  • Lean forward to work, lean back to read, or recline to nap
  • Optional soft tape for wood floors
  • Polyurethane foam cushion
  • Previously known as the Stokke Gravity balans chair
  • All wood is harvested from highly sustainable forests
  • Oak and beech woods are native to Europe and all walnut is harvested in the USA
  • Assembly required
  • Overall dimensions: 53.1"D, 28.7"W, 48"H. Seat height: 17.3"
  • Shipping dimensions: two boxes, 32" x 28" x 8", 30 lbs & 58" x 22" x 3", 35 lbs
  • Upholstery and Finish Options:

    Many upholstery options are available for Varier seating. Click to visit our Varier upholstery page

    Please note that digital swatches are for reference only as monitor settings can vary. Please contact us if you are interested in ordering sample swatches.

    The following upholsteries and frame colors are available for quick-ship:

    Quick-ship frames:

  • Black
  • Natural
  • Mocha
  • Adjustable neck rest:

    The adjustable neck rest offers support and comfort for users of varying heights. The Gravity Balans also offers a weighted headrest option. This option helps shorter (under 5'6") and/or lighter (under 120lbs) users keep the chair in a reclined position. This option does not change the look of the headrest in any way and will not effect the use of the chair by larger users.

    Soft Tape (Optional)

    Soft tape is recommended for chairs that will be used on wood floors or other hard surfaces. The tape easily attaches to the bottom of the chair and helps to protect both the chair and the floor during use. Soft tape is in stock and available for quick ship orders.

    Gravity Chair: Perfect for a power nap, the body gently rocks to the rhythm of its breathing. Supported at every position, the body feels weightless - quite possibly the closest you will come to achieving zero gravity.

    With a lighter recline the body is in the ideal position for reading or just relaxing and watching TV.

    In a more traditional position the Gravity balans still offers the ultimate in support.

    Leaning forward the Gravity takes on the characteristics of a kneeling chair.

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    I had two, 1983 and 1987 models - loved them! November 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Morten C from Sunnyvale, CA  
    First was a Tripos model without the gravity defying 4th position that was introduced a few years later. Enjoyed it alone for 3 years before I met my future wife. We fought over it and guests arrived way too early to grab the chair for the evening. Only solution was to buy another.

    Both in continuous use for hours every day. Now I'm living in the US and my wife and daughter are still living in Norway. I have been informed my daughter has annexed one and I should not even consider asking to use it when coming home for Christmas.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Best gaming chair EVER! April 4, 2014
    Reviewer: Joe Mercier from San Luis Obispo  
    A little background:
    Ive had a sit/stand desk and a HAG Capisco since the late 90's for work and I LOVE THEM.
    Finally decided to made the plunge for a chair at home. After a little research I settled on the Gravity Balans, and since receiving it I couldn't be happier. Ive only had it for 3 months but I have noticed a marked improvement in my back and neck and Im seeing my P.T. less!
    Added bonus: I have never felt so good playing XBox. I like to rotate between on my knees when things are getting hairy and the second to last position when Im just scoping things out.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    The best chair of all my life August 21, 2011
    Reviewer: Ben Kahloway from Zigzag, OR  
    You haven't lived until you've used one of these chairs.  I so look forward to experiencing my Gravity Balans every chance I get.  It's an old friend who allows me to completely let go and experience the subtle movements and shifts in my own body.  And the way it opens up my spine is unlike anything I've experienced in another chair.  5-stars for sure!

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