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That's the Balans [1] (the original model of which is now marketed as Variable Balans), by Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik.

Opsvik was partly responsible for the wave of interest in ergonomic seating in the 1980s. He eventually wrote a book, Rethinking Sitting [2], about the topic.

[1] https://varierchairs.com/product/variable-balans/

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Sitting-Peter-Opsvik/dp/03...




Cool - I love them and have several, but did not investigate much beyond hunting around to snag them for way less than retail. IIRC one was being advertised as Stokke.


Stokke used to make the Balans, and it was part of their "Movement by Stokke" range, but they spun it off into a new company in 2006.

Another product that was moved over to the Balans brand was the Move chair by Per Øie [1], which is an actual saddle chair.

[1] https://www.archiproducts.com/it/prodotti/varier-furniture/s...




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