+ Bestseller & rated best kneeling chair on the market for versatile home office. Experience something transforming, and like most of our customers, never go back to a regular chair
+ The flexible wood and rocking induce movement all-day
+ The Thatsit Balans is the only kneeling chair that offers an adjustable backrest & kneepads to ensure a seating experience that is adaptable, supportive & dynamic through hours of comfortable seating
+ The seating surface and shin rests are molded with high-quality polyurethane that holds its shape and provides optimum comfort
+Handcrafted in Europe, the choice of premium upholsteries give Varier chairs that beautiful finish you expect from a high-quality chair
+ 100% recyclable & environmentally friendly, using top quality plywood from sustainable forests
The Varier upholstery collection is carefully curated in collaboration with creative talents and brought to you by the leading manufacturers in the industry. All fabrics and leathers have been tested for quality, durability, and comfort, following strict sustainability requirements.
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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 3 to 5 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.
Crafted in Europe at Varier's factory, your custom made chair is delivered to you in about 3 to 4 months (Official Varier US Lead Times updated November 2021)
Upon arrival in the US, your chair ships per UPS or FEDEX ground transport, for which you will receive detailed tracking information.
Varier accepts withdrawal right only within 24 hours after you completed your order.
Varier accepts no returns
If your chair gets damaged during transport, we will make sure to replace what needs to be replaced. We have a very reactive and efficient team at our warehouse in Colorado that will take care of your situation in just a couple of days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/situations.
Assembled easily, seems durable, and appreciate the multiple positions it supports.
I’m starting to develop a knee pain when using this chair.
Worth the wait, customer service is amazing. The chair is beautiful. Still getting the hang of it which is an odd sentence I know, but it’s a unique sitting experience. I work 8 hr shifts at home in front of a computer and I switch between the chair and standing. Haven’t touched my old chair since. Also pretty easy to clean. I have three dogs so that’s a major plus in my house.
Most comfortable chair ever!!
Thanks I'm really happy with the chair!
It took a tragically long time to arrive, the assembly was a bit frustrating because the instructions don't explicitly state which side you need to start with, I wish the seat fabric would fully zip off for washing without requiring the whole chair be disassembled, and the yellow fabric attracts and shows lint. But it's super comfortable and very sturdy quality, so I do like it over all.
A perfect chair in which I find myself rocking and occasionally resting (both possible thanks to the backrest) throughout the day.
love me chair
chair is great & thank you
I'll get another one for my brother
David G M.
Philippe was helpful & highly professional. I had some assembly questions which he responded to quickly. I recommend Phil Zen and will purchase from them again.
Chair is nicely made but it was a pain to assemble and I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering. I also have the torso of a very tall person, and I wish the back went up higher.
Highly recommend...life changing experience for long work hours in seated position. Physical and mental improvement in quality of life through the work day.
In my mid 40’s now it was time to get more seating options than my usual executive chair, initially I was interested in the standard Balans kneeling chair but after studying the various options on PhilZen and researching on the internet I decided on the Thatsit chair which is a slightly larger stronger build of the Balans with greater adjustability in the knees thicker padding and the key feature is the adjustable back, which I now agree with other reviewers is essential for longer sessions or for all day comfort, the back on the Thatsit makes it easy to stretch and shift into many more alternate sitting positions than on the standard Balans.
I love this chair — I love the color, the ability to move while “seated,” and the variety of movement possible.
Customer Service has been excellent, start to finish.
I have been using this chair for about three months now and I absolutely love it! I sit for long hours because of my job, which in the past gave me back pain. Thatsit Balans Best Kneeling Chair with it's active sitting concept has been a total game changer for me: I no longer get back pain and I feel overall more energised as my whole body feels activated wile sitting. Although this is my first kneeling chair I didn't take long to adjust, but I have a strong core to begin with, so that probably helped.
One feature I particularly love is the adjustability of this chair - I am on a shorter side and could set it up to fit me perfectly.
The chair was delivered quicker than I expected and the customer service was excellent.
The only criticism I have is that the chair is rather difficult to assemble and the instruction sheet is kind of confusing. Maybe a more detailed instruction in english would help.
I've had my chair for two months now and honestly couldn't be happier! It's made my work from home set up so much better (even if the kneeling position did take a bit to get used to). Well worth the investment!
This chair has helped with my lower back problems. I was skeptical about how useful the chair (including the built in back) would be but it has me sitting at the correct posture and the adjustments to the back offer a great amount of flexibility depending on what I am working on. I am also surprised at how much I use the rocking aspect which keeps me moving. Highly recommended chair. I’ll also add that Phil from Phil Zen Design was fantastic at answering questions pre purchase and kept me updated throughout processing of the order and delivery of the chair. Will definitely shop there again.
It helps me not to crouching
I ordered Varier thatsit balance chair. The shipment was fast and Phil was very kind and helpful. But the assembling was very difficult. I am very happy with the chair. It helps me not to crouching.
Friendly, Speedy, and Helpful Service!
My wife was looking for a more ergonomic task chair. The Phil Zen Design website provided information extremely helpful to her decision. Ordering was easy (with clear indications on what options were in stock), and even during the shipping slowdowns related to the pandemic, Phil Zen Design was able to get the chair out the door and delivered to our home within three business days. We also received regular and friendly updates on the process from the moment we ordered. Everything about the experience was great, and we would be delighted to work with Phil Zen Design again in the future.
I've been very happy with my new Varier…
I've been very happy with my new Varier Thatsit Balans chair. It took some time to arrive, but Phil Zen was helpful with updates regarding timing. I was able to order the color I like best at a good price. Would recommend this chair and Phil Zen to anyone who is interested in a very ergonomic chair!
Great product and customer service
Great customer service and fast shipping. High-quality chair (makes working from home much easier). I am very pleased with my purchase and would definitely shop here again.
I will start by saying thank you
I will begin by saying thank you to everyone over at Phil Zen Design. The entire process of researching, ordering, tracking our shipment, receiving and then assembling two new Thatsit Balans far exceeded all expectations. From customer service answering all my questions and providing guidance to best meet my wife’s and my own needs for our offices; through all the shipment updates and notifications; and then delivering well ahead of schedule, this has been an exceptional experience. So much so, that I have referred friends and family, and all buy again in the future,
I ordered a chair in October from Phil Zen. Due to Covid the shipping was very backed up! I just got my chair 12/11/2020. Phil contacted me by phone and helped keep track of order and also helped to calm me down that the chair would show! He really went above and beyond for me.
Beautiful and comfortable chair
Really communicative and helpful team. Beautiful and comfortable chair. Very pleased. Will do business with them again for sure.
I have low back issues, and was not sure if I would like this chair as I couldn't sit in it prior to purchasing it. But based on other's reviews, I took a chance. After having it for a few days now, I love it. I find it very difficult to slouch in it, so it really helps me to sit with the correct posture. The cushion is a little firm, but I think that helps by making me move around a bit instead of sitting in the same position too long. I highly recommend this chair. The only negative about this chair is how long it took to arrive (I ordered a color other than black).
Ordering from Phil Zen was a good experience. Phil offered competitive prices and had good communication on my order. He responded quickly with any question that I had.
Phil Zen delivered flawlessly, our Varier Balans Thatsit chair was priced competitively, we were able to use Phil Zen's partner Sezzle to break up the payments, Phil Zen sent regular shipment and delivery updates on Facebook Messenger by our request, delivery was well within the 5-7 days promised for in-stock items, delivered to our doorstep by UPS in a flatpack, assembly was easy.
Its a beautiful chair
Its a beautiful chair, everything I had wanted. The customer service at PhilZen is great!
Best kneeling chair!
Kneeling chairs are not for everyone and have some limitations like no height adjustment, limited lateral movements, but Thatsit has numerous benefits that are rare to find on a kneeling chair, ie adjustable backrest, adjustable knee pads and a flexible wood sled base, true comfortable padding and fabric, extensive movement and high end built quality. Many try to imitate tha Varier patent, but only with poor design ie the need to add a cross bar to stabilize the wood frame so it doesn't break, whereas the whole movement on this chair comes from it's flexible frame. Bottom line, If you are in the market for the highest-end kneeling chair available, then the is is your chair!
it’s worth it!
After experiencing intermittent back pain from sitting for long period at a desk, I decided to find a chair that eliminated it. After much reseach, I came upon Varier and the Thatsit model in particular. I must say that Next Position have been fantastic through the whole ordering process. I wanted to buy a custom Thatsit with one of the optional fabrics, a synthetic suede that is especially hard-wearing yet nice to the touch. Not a problem!
Once the chair arrived a few weeks later (custom fabrics are always going to be a special order from the factory). Assembly was a bit tricky but not impossible. The chair once assembled though was fantastic! Within two weeks or so any and all back pain disappeared. I can only thank the Thatsit chair for that. After a year of daily use the custom-order suede (Dinamica) fabric simply shows no wear of any sort as expected, and I don’t believe it should for at least another 4 years or so.
If you’re looking for the most versatile Varier chair with a backrest to occasionally lean back fully, you cannot go wrong with the Thatsit. I highly recommend it. It may cost a bit, but trust me it’s a very high quality chair that will serve you for decades. And in any case, when it comes to your back, it’s worth it.