When it comes to seating for use with sit stand desks you can of course continue to use your conventional office chair for seated work. Nonetheless, it isn’t normally practical to work in a semi standing posture with a standard chair.
This is where a specialist seat like the Move™ really excels because it allows users to experience the best of both worlds. Either conventional sitting or half standing at a height adjustable desk is easy with a Move™ chair.
Why the Move™ is the perfect choice for sit stand work
The Move™ is designed to cover a wide-ranging choice of working positions. This is made possible by its huge range of height adjustment, double the range of typical office seats.
Consequently, it opens up a whole new possibility for sitting postures that simply can’t be achieved in conventional seating. Chief amongst these is semi standing working. Here, you are able work in a much more upright position by taking advantage of the Move’s™ cleverly designed triangular shaped seat.
Each point of the seat pad’s 3 corners is slightly raised. This allows you to perch on the chair, rather than sitting full square on it. The cleverly shaped seat gives excellent stability. Additionally, because your body is in a much more open angle, blood flow and overall comfort are significantly enhanced. It’s possible to work like this for long periods without discomfort or fatigue.
So how does the Varier Move™ work and what are the advantages of using one?
The key to managing this stool is in the base which is constructed from high quality wood finished with a durable ceramic/epoxy coating. It is convex in shape and allows the user to both sit upright or lean forward while the base adjusts your position accordingly giving safe and easy movement as the saddle follows your actions.
This way of sitting may all seem a little unsettling yet in reality it is actually very stable and adaptive in use. When unoccupied the chair sits upright safely on its base.
User height can be quickly and easily changed with the adjustable gas lift and this facilitates a wide variation of ways in which it can be used. It’s light, around 1/3rd of the weight of an average office chair at a mere 13.9 pounds moving it for use in other areas is quick and simple.
The great thing with Varier’s Move™ is it enables you to sit with your torso and thighs set in a healthy open angle. This kind of sitting posture has been demonstrated to have a number of benefits.
The open angle reduces pressure on the vertebrae as well as allowing you to breathe more deeply and easily with the added benefit of improving blood circulation and overall mental alertness and concentration.
Technical Information, Options, Dimensions And Warranty
The chair comes in 2 model variations and these are pretty straightforward to follow. The main model is the Move™ followed by the Move™ 11 and the only difference between them is the Move™ 11 has a smaller seat so if you are lightly built or petite this would be the one to choose, other adults will find the standard model is fine. There is also a child’s version of the chair.
Both adult models come with 3 options of gas lift height. Most users will find the standard gas lift is OK for sit stand working. Short built users may find the low option is best, whereas tall users will probably be best suited by the high version.
Lift height ranges are as follows:
- Low 19.3 inches to 26.8 inches
- Standard 22 inches to 32.3 inches
- High 25.6 inches to 34.3 inches
Where you need to use the Move™ with a hardwood, vinyl or tiled floor there is a rubber sole cover which both protects the contact surfaces as well as giving the appropriate grip for these types of smooth floor. The child’s model comes with this as standard.
Timber base is either natural lacquered, mocca or black stained Beech.
Quick shipping options are natural lacquered with either Black, Taupe, Blue or Red Crusvik fabric or black lacquered with Black Crusvik fabric. There are also many other choices of fabric and leather to special order.
The wooden frame structure is covered by a 7 year warranty with the mechanical parts having 5 years warranty and upholstery and foam covered for 3 years.
Varier’s Move™ seat is a high quality product and makes an excellent seat for working with a height adjustable desk. The huge height adjustment range is ideal for semi standing work. Its lightweight portability makes it perfect for moving it to wherever it’s needed as well as putting it out of the way when it’s not required.
The saddle seat and angled sitting at higher work surfaces takes a little getting used to. Also, the absence of arms can feel strange to being with. However once you have become familiar with it most find it very easy to use. Despite its odd appearance, the chair has been carefully thought out and will give many years of good service when used for sit stand working.
Recent user feedback
“I bought a Move stool a few weeks ago. It is the perfect complement to my counter height desk.”
“I bought a sit/stand desk and realized after a few weeks that my old chair didn’t really make sense, I don’t like sitting that low anymore.”
Where to buy online
This online seating specialist offers great pricing and quick shipping on the Varier Move™ including free shipping to the US mainland.