Ekstrem Chair


+ An invitation to play! Sit forward with feet on the ground, sideways with legs placed on the armrests, backward, or anything else that suits you!

+ 2022 bestseller for the ones in the know, Ekstrem matches all current design trends: Bold, organic shapes, comfortable, playful, vintage, unique and sustainable

+ The chair is made of a fabric-covered foam over a steel frame offering a uniform, comfortable layer on all surfaces

+ Handcrafted, the chair is made following the highest quality and sustainability standards at the Varier factory in Europe

Due to current supply chain disruptions and increased prices, Varier is no longer offering customization options in North America until further notice




A true design Icon, the Ekstrem chair from Varier, with its unusual shape, offers varied sitting positions while still providing unparalleled comfort. 

Ekstrem is a throwback in pop culture and manifests a rare blend of functionality, dynamism, and creative imagination. Relaunched at the 2018 Milan Design Week in 5 new vibrant colors, the chair is back in the design scene with a bang! Get your own iconic, playful chair and spice up your interior!


Manufacturer Varier  Discover more about the brand
Designer Terje Ekstrøm
Model Number


W 28.3 in x D 27.5 in x H 31.1in

Seat Height


Weight 33 lbs
Max Weight
3 Year


Download the Ekstrem fact sheet


KNIT is an excellent furniture fabric with durable and natural resilient properties. The woolen upholstery textile is custom made specifically for Ekstrem by the Norwegian Devold. Knitted from one continuous thread, it provides an essential elasticity when fitted to the chair’s organic shape. The knitted fabric provides a soft and breathable surface and features a classic quadratic pattern.

GENTLE is the newest addition to the Varier collection. A lush knitted velvet upholstery fabric, available in four desaturated colors - Orange, Rose, Blue, and Green - as well as two monochromatic colorways represented by a classic Black and a striking White. Made of 28 separate pieces of fabric which are sewn together into two main covers, one for the left side of the chair and one for the right. The two pieces are then manually fitted to the chair. Ensuring a snug and correct fit is a strenuous task that requires considerable effort by skilled hands. The process takes close to five hours to complete.

Computer monitors are not all calibrated equally, and color reproduction on the Internet is not precise. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee our online colors will portray exactly the color of the actual product. However, we give you as many high-quality pictures as possible to give you the closest rendering. We recommend looking at the product on different devices. 

Shipping & Return

We are updating stock and lead times at least twice a week from the official North American Varier warehouse to make sure you get the most accurate information. 

Chairs in stock ship within 2 to 3 business days from our warehouse in Colorado per UPS or FEDEX ground transport, for which you will receive detailed tracking information. Ground transport takes about 3 to 5 business days. 

30 days easy returns in USA only

Starting February 18th 2023, returns are available on chairs that were shipped to the United States, and return shipping labels will only be issued for addresses within the United States. No returns can be acctepted on chairs sold before February 18th 2023.

The chairs are shipped free to you. You are responsible to pay for the return packaging and shipping to the warehouse. Subject to the terms of our return policy, and our confirmation that your returned item meets our packing and condition requirements, you can return eligible items in “like-new” condition within Thirty (30) days of receiving your chair.

Ways to Return
Contact us by sending an email to info@philzen.com. We will review your request. If you meet the return requirements, we will email you a shipping label for your product.

Repacking Requirement
Returns must arrive to our warehouse carefully boxed and sealed in the original packaging, complete with all parts, tools, accessories, and manuals. Improperly packaged items may be rejected by us. If your item is rejected, we will take photographs of the item and share them with you with an explanation of why we have denied all, or a portion of, your refund request.

Non-Returnable Items

  • Items on Sale are not retunrable as the margins are extremly low and can't cover all costs related to the shipment and return.
  • International returns to Canada
  • Any item that was shipped to you in exchange for a similar item in a different color or wood finish
  • Items that are not in “like-new” condition
  • Any items damaged in any way by pets
  • Items soiled by liquids of any kind
  • Items used at a trade show or in any other commercial setting
  • Items not bought on our website
  • Any and all special delivery fees – These include any express shipping fees, rush fees, customs fees

Refund Policy
Returns will be refunded in the original form of payment.
Credit cards:  Allow up to 1 month after we receive the item for the credit to be reflected on your credit card as we need to have the warehouse check on the chair and make sure it is in requested conditions listed above.