Movement is the essence of their brand, and a central element of each chair they design. They challenge any rules of sitting to inspire new sitting habits, and help people live more healthy lives. Our bodies are made to move. It was this basic concept to push Norwegian industrial designer Peter Opsvik to question the notion that there was only one correct sitting posture. According to Opsvik, our body intuitively seeks out the ideal sitting position, with the consequence that the best position is always the next one - and it is precisely this freedom of movement to define all its designs. In 1979, Opsvik designed Variable ™ Balans, the first chair to successfully challenge conventional seating habits. Designed to inspire movement, Variable ™ Balans has set new standards in design and seating capabilities. Having become an icon today, it is one of our most famous chairs.