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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!

+ 2024 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. 


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. We accept no returns for all Varier chairs.

Warranty & Returns

Free 10-year limited warranty upgrade is now available for all our new Varier purchases going forward. 
  • To qualify, Customers must Register on the website within 30 days of purchase date.
  • Customers submit proof of purchase & registration email, they will receive registration confirmation email and warranty certificate.
Terms and Conditions, Exclusions, 10- and 5-year coverages, and How to File a Claim details here.  

Note:  for Canada customers who qualify, surcharges for shipping replacement parts will be added.


Varier accepts no returns as chairs are made to order. 

In case 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 if you have any questions/situations.

Quick Ships

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.