Blending the simplicity of Peter Opsviks original kneeling chair with support and adjustability, Vairer’s Thatsit is the ultimate kneeling chair.
With its concave backrest and curved wooden runners, Thatsit creates balance in all postures. Whether at home or in the office, Thatsit is an ideal work chair and is designed for seamless transitions between different positions. The chair invites you to lean in when focusing on a task or lean back when contemplating your next great idea. Thatsit is adjustable, allowing you to find the setting that best supports you.
Acting as an advancement on the iconic Variable, Thatsit features a wider seat, a backrest, adjustable in both height and depth, in addition to adjustable shin rests. The characteristic winged back is a perfect spot to rest your elbow or turn all the way around and lean your torso against it for variation and new perspectives.
Thatsit is available in a natural or black finish, and a wide range of upholstery fabrics and colors. The wooden runners are made from layers of beech and ash plywood, which are laminated and given their characteristic shape through the application of heat and pressure. This traditional wood-working technique allows for extreme shapes that endure continuous pressure. The seat, back- and shin rests are molded to provide optimal comfort. Ensuring a seating experience that is both supportive and dynamic.
At the very beginning of 1976 Hans Christian Mengshoel (1946) initiated a study that set out to answer how we could sit in more balanced and ergonomic ways. Through observation and research, Mengshoel found that a seat which was tilted slightly forward, encouraged a natural posture which provided greater mobility and relieved unwanted pressure while seated. The idea of shin support was introduced to keep the user from sliding off the seat while simultaneously maintaining an open hip angle. With this, Mengshoel initiated the concept of the kneeling posture in Norway and set the mark for a truly experimental time in Norwegian design history.
Mengshoel invited designers Oddvin Rykken, Peter Opsvik and Svein Gusrud to design products based on the novel balans concept. The collaboration resulted in several experimental designs, where stereotypical views of sitting and seating where abandoned. A collection of balans prototypes were displayed at the 1979 Scandinavian Furniture Fair in Copenhagen, where they received significant attention. In 1984 the three designers and Mengshoel were awarded the Jacob Prize, the highest recognition granted to designers, architects and artists in Norway, for their original contributions.
Due to high demand, the lead time for Thatsit is currently around 7 weeks. We have one on order in natural wood and black Fame wool covers, which is due in mid July. Call us today to reserve this one.
We supply Thatsit in the colour and fabric of your choosing direct from the manufacturer. Call us now on 01392 202012.
£957.60 Incl. VAT