Posted on October 12. 2015
The first video in our VARIER VIDEO BLOG SERIES features the Gravity balans chair. The Gravity balans was designed by Peter Opsvik in 1984 and is now considered a design classic. Did you know that you can sit in several positions in a Gravity balans? Watch the following video to see it in all positions as explained by our master Varier ambassador and physiotherapist Jacques Walg.
Designer: Peter Opsvik.
Opsvik is a Norwegian designer born in 1939. Although he is probably most known for his furniture designs he is also an artist and a jazz saxophonist! Peter Opsvik has won a Norwegian music award called “Spellemansprisen” for his jazz music and has had several art exhibitions. He is definitely a multi-faceted personality.
Peter Opsvik said this about the Gravity balans: “It is not a chair, it is a way of life”. Traditionally people surround themselves with one kind of furniture for resting and another kind of furniture for performing activities. The Gravity balans is both highly conceptual and highly functional. It can be used in three different positions (as a kneeling chair, rocking chair, and recliner). It supports the back and the neck while continuously promoting flow and movement in countless positions.
The Gravity balans is a great statement piece for Scandinavian design connoisseurs but what usually sells it the most to people that don’t know about it and people that know about it alike is the fact that it is incredibly comfortable. When lying in “resting” position you actually feel weightless. Perfect for you and your thoughts.