• Ekstrem by Varier
  • Ekstrem by Varier, in grey, side view
  • Ekstrem by Varier, in grey
  • Ekstrem by Varier, in green
  • Ekstrem by Varier, in black

Ekstrem, Special Order

Starting at $2,499.00 with free shipping


Ekstrem freedom for the mind and body

Thought-provoking in the Ekstrem. A bold, unconventional form overturns convention and points the way to the future of design. Extreme freedom for the mind, extreme freedom for the body.

The Ekstrem chair was designed in Norway in 1972, as Terje Ekstrøm wished to design a super-ergonomic chair that would properly support the body. It was in the eighties that the chair finally broke through and became a postmodern design icon for its industrial aesthetic appeal. The Ekstrem chair is a static chair, nevertheless it has possibilities of movement and variation that Varier holds as key principles.

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Ekstrem is modern and functional. This ergonomic armchair offers several way to sit thanks to the holes in the structure: you can sit on it in a forward position keeping the feet on the ground, you can also lay on the side with the legs resting on the armrests or you can relax by sprawling on it.

The stylish and modern design makes it a suitable option for reception areas, lobbies, nursery schools and living rooms. The applications are as infinite as the sitting options.

  • Open design enables variable seating positions.
  • Covered with durable and thick woolen knit upholstery fabric (90% wool, 10% nylon).
  • Resilient polyurethane foam softens the lightweight and strong wood frame. Wood is harvested from sustainably farmed sources.
  • Handcrafted in Norway.
Manufacturer's literature
Replacement cover for Varier Ekstrem
OEM woolen knit replacement cover for the Varier Ekstrem lounge chair.
Price: $435.00


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by Paul T
on 10/25/2013
from UK
Relieves coccydynia
My wife has suffered from coccydynia for about 30 years with the condition worsening very significantly of late. Various treatments have been unsuccessful and she now requires some fairly drastic pain relief treatment. We have tried a number of seating solutions, none of which were satisfactory because the standard coccyx cut-out is unsuitable as my wife requires asymmetrical pressure relief. Because of the continuous gap aligning with the rear of the buttocks the Ekstrem was perfect and has enabled Jackie to sit without pain. She is able to seat more comfortably now than at any time for the last 20 years.
by Barbara M
on 9/25/2013
Aaah! Thank you!
I saw a photo of the EKSTREM chair (in red) 35 years ago and fell in love. It was so amazingly beautiful, and the awards it had won for its ergonomic properties were so intriguing, that I moved heaven & earth to get one. When I first bought it, I was a dancer with sacroiliac problems, and the EKSTREM and I were a match made in heaven — any way you sit in this chair, your lower back says, “Aaah! Thank you!” And this chair perfectly supports absolutely any way you choose to sit in it — straight on, sideways, lotus position, knee over the back, and anything else you can think of, there’s chair where you need it and none where you don’t. After all this time, I’ve started to wear holes in the wool knit cover. I’m so happy that I can still get a replacement cover, because the rest of the chair is exactly the way it was when it first arrived 35 years ago. If only I could say the same for myself.
Review and Rate this Item
  • For conventional sitting, easily fits 5'1" to 6'1". At one time wooden extension feet were available to raise it higher for very tall folks, but unfortunately we cannot find a source for these at preset.
  • In alternative postures, may fit a wider range of body sizes, including children.
  • Weight capacity 250 lbs.

  • Supports a conventional semi-reclined posture with open spinal alignment and proper lumbar support.
  • The open structure supports a variety of alternative postures. Relax sideways with your feet propped up on the armrests; Sit backwards with the front of your torso against the chair’s back.
  • The structure is strong enough to be used as a sit-stand perch or standing aid.

Variér warranty

Variér Furniture offers an extended warranty to customers who register their products in the Variér product database.

The warranty is limited and covers only manufacturing defects and does not cover misuse, normal wear and tear and defects caused by exposure to sunlight. Registration gives the right to the following guarantee:

  • 7 years guarantee against fabrication faults on wooden parts.
  • 5 years guarantee against fabrication faults on the mechanism.
  • 3 years guarantee on upholstery and foam.

This requires a successfully completed registration of the product in the Variér Extended Warranty database, and that the warranty certificate is submitted together with the original receipt (proof of purchase). Once registration is completed, proof of guarantee will be sent to you via email.

The Variér Furniture Extended Guarantee is based on the following conditions:

  • Normal use
    • The product is being used for the purpose for which it is designed.
    • The product only being used indoors.
    • The product being properly maintained as described in the maintenance/user guide.
  • Original purchase receipt
    • To utilize the extended guarantee, proof of guarantee shall be submitted together with the original purchase receipt.

The Variér Furniture Extended Guarantee does not cover:

  • Any condition due to normal wear of the material (for example, colour fading and wear and tear).
  • Any condition due to the natural character of the materials (for example, colour differences in wood, leather or fabric).
  • Any condition due to influences from external factors such as sun or light, temperature, dampness or pollution.
  • Other damages (for example, damage made during fitting, damage to the floor, other furniture, etc.).

Under the Extended Guarantee Variér Furniture will:

  • Replace or repair the defective part or product.
  • Cover normal transportation costs for the replacement part or product from Variér to the retailer where the product was purchased. The purchaser is responsible for covering the return costs to the retailer.
  • Reserve the right to replace defective parts in colors that are available at the time of the claim.
  • Reserve the right to deliver a replacement product in instances where the product in question is no longer in production at the time of the claim. This product shall be of the same quality and value.

Process for making a claim under the Extended Guarantee:

  • Any queries relating to the extended guarantee shall normally be directed to the retailer from whom the product was purchased. Queries should be raised as soon as possible after detection of the defect. A proof of purchase must always be submitted.
  • If a claim is made under the Extended Guarantee, the registration receipt (proof of guarantee) must be produced together with the proof of purchase.
  • The product shall normally be transported to the retailer or be available for inspection by the retailer or Variér’s sales representative.
  • Photographs and other documentation that document the defect or damage shall be provided.
  • If the retailer is certain that the damage is due to a fabrication fault he shall send the claim to Variér Furniture, together with documentation and necessary photographs. Variér Furniture shall evaluate repair or replacement of the product or replacement of any part due to fabrication error.

Other conditions that could affect the Extended Guarantee:

  • The cushions will change form following normal use and age. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity which can be attributed to a fabrication fault.
  • The cover (both material and leather) will stretch as a result of normal use. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity which can be attributed to a fabrication fault.
  • Folds and wrinkles may occur and are not grounds for a claim.
  • Lack of cleaning could seriously impact the lifetime of the furniture.
  • Any cover that is a synthetic material (for example, micro fibres) will on movement against the surface of the cushion, generate static electricity. This may prevent the cover reverting back to its original form after rising from the chair. The purchaser may perceive these as wrinkles or folds. However, these are temporary and can be removed by a single stroke of the hand. This must not be confused with loss of elasticity or problems with the shape which can be attributed to a fabrication error.
Cushion Polyurethane foam
Dimensions 31.10" H x 29.53" W x 29.92" D
79cm H x 75 cm W x 76 cm D
Seat height 14.97"
38 cm
Weight 32 lbs
Weight limit 250 lbs
Ekstrem Upholstery
  • Thick, wool-knit fabric is durable and soft to the touch.
  • 90% wool; 10% polyamide
Brand: Varier
Item #: 7ST-EKS-009
KNI-009 Black
Price: $2,499.00

Volume Discounts

  • buy 2 to 3, save 5%
  • buy 4 to 9, save 10%
  • buy at least 10, save 15%
  • Ships from Colorado.
  • Special Orders have longer lead times.
  • Special Order! This item will be hand-crafted to your specifications in Europe. Allow 6 - 12 weeks (give or take) for Expedited shipping and 12 - 16 weeks for Standard shipping. Lead time may very depending on production queue, we have not control over manufacturing schedule. Upon receipt of your order we will notify you with an estimated time of arrival. Please contact us for current lead times.
  • Standard shipping to destinations in the contiguous USA. Please contact us for delivery to other destinations.
  • Expedited air shipping available for an additional cost. Cost varies depending on product size and dimensions. Air shipments will ship from Europe to your door.
  • Larger items and items with accessories may ship in 2 or more boxes.
Returns & Cancellations
  • No returns on Special Orders.
  • No cancellations or refunds for custom or special orders once placed in production. See Ordering Information for additional information.
  • We do not refund shipping charges except in case of our error or product defect. If your purchase included free shipping, actual outbound shipping costs will be deducted from your refund.
  • See our Returns and Refunds policy for additional information.