A standalone object that represents one of Norway’s first postmodern designs, Ekstrem by Varier features playful curves and organic shapes which allow for endless seating positions. Challenging conventional furniture and providing unparalleled comfort, unexpected geometric shapes offer endless seating and movement possibilities.
Back in Action have been a proud retailer of Varier for over 30 years. This spring, they will launch its newest collaboration to the UK market. For the first time in nearly 40 years, Varier is launching a new upholstery collection, Gentle 2, for its Ekstrem chair. The collection will be available to view and try in Back in Action’s flagship London showroom.
Lucinda Newbound, Senior Ergonomics Advisor for Back in Action said: “We’ve had a long and very successful partnership with Varier as their flagship retailer in the UK. The iconic Ekstrem is a throwback to the eccentric 80s and challenges conventional furniture design. Providing unparalleled comfort and infinite ways to sit – it may just change the way you look at siting down forever. The Ekstrem is an ideal piece to spice up any interior.”
Partnering with pioneering Dutch fabric brand, Febrik, to offer Varier’s signature chair in a brand new plush, velvet knitted fabric, Gentle 2. The collaboration of craftmanship, technical expertise and curiosity has resulted in a contemporary update for an iconic chair.
The new upholstery option features visible seams which accentuate the chair’s distinct shape, adding to its strong character. Gentle 2 has an elegant shine and an opulent and contemporary feel. The textile is constructed by knitting loops to create excellent stretchability. The irregular thicknesses of the woollen yarns means that the textile stands out with a voluminous expression that sets it apart from traditional woven velvet and the first of its kind on the market. Now available in six colourways and include Orange, Rose, Blue, Green, Black and White. Comprised of 28 separate pieces of fabric which are sewn together to create two main covers, one for the left side of the chair and one for the right. These pieces are fitted to the chair by hand which ensures a snug fit and high quality finish.
A standalone object that represents one of Norway’s first postmodern designs, Ekstrem features playful curves and organic shapes which allow for endless seating positions. Challenging conventional furniture and providing unparalleled comfort, unexpected geometric shapes offer endless seating and movement possibilities. Allowing you to sit forward with your feet on the ground, sideways with your legs draped over the armrests or in reverse with the front of your torso against the chair’s back, the Ekstrem chair encourages comfort that suits you.
Visit Varier’s UK stockist, Back in Action, and head to Amersham, Bristol and London stores to try out the Ekstrem chair’s endless seating options and see the Gentle 2 fabric in person from March 2022. You can also take advantage of the friendly and knowledgeable Back In Action experts who can talk you through all the options and customisable possibilities to suit you, your needs, and your home. Back in Action offers seating assessments* to help people sit freely and comfortably. Book an appointment at any one of their stores with a postural expert or schedule a call to discuss your needs over the phone. With experience with so many different health conditions, if Back In Action can’t work it out, we doubt anyone can!