How To Choose The Ideal Desk


How To Choose The Ideal Desk

We’re all built differently, so our desks should be, too! Prioritising your ideal desk height is something that’s often overlooked until you actually sustain an injury or strain. Wrists, shoulders, neck, eyes and back are the main components you need to think about when adjusting a desk, before you sustain an injury.

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 Benefits of a Standing Desk

It’s become more and more apparent that sitting for prolonged periods of time is no good for our health, which is why standing desks are growing in popularity. The benefits of a standing desk are endless: alternating between sitting and standing during your workday can help to avoid common back, shoulder and neck strains, health risks like poor blood circulation, and unwelcome weight gain!

Height Adjustable Working Desk

A standing desk gives you the freedom of switching between sitting and standing using a quiet and energy efficient motor.

In addition, consider the following:posture skeleton

•    When sitting, feet should be resting comfortably and flat on the floor. If they’re dangling, invest in a good, non-slip footrest.

•    Correctly adjusting the desk means wrists are not flexing upwards or downwards to use your keyboard or mouse: elbows should be bent at a 90 degree angle, and wrists should remain neutral, not strained.

•    Shoulders should be relaxed, not bunched up.

•    The computer screen should be as far away from you as possible where you can comfortably read text but do not have to strain your eyes. A monitor arm adds to good office ergonomics by giving the flexibility of adjusting the height, depth and angle of your computer screen whenever it needs adjusting.

Storage and Functionality

Whether you’re using your desk for computer work, writing, paperwork or meetings, you can benefit from storage functions which can help to keep your desk organised:
– A keyboard tray is great if you alter between typing and writing, as you can roll it out of sight when it’s not needed.
– A computer holder can save valuable desk space and keeps your computer cool by increasing airflow.
Desk cable trays reduce tripping hazards and neatly contain wires from multiple devices.


Looks aren’t everything, but finding a desk that is ergonomically satisfying as well as being stylish wouldn’t be denied!
Ergomotion’s electric, height-adjustable desks are sleek and come in neutral colours, so they are adaptable to different office layouts. They also boast quiet operation and an unobtrusive motor and control panel.

Comfortable Sitting Chairergonomic office chair

Each component of your workstation can be adjusted and altered to create a comfortable and ergonomic environment.
Finally, a comfortable sitting chair will ensure your back is supported, protecting delicate vertebrae. A quality office chair improves posture and overall comfort. Additionally, you can increase your productivity and decrease the risk of work-related injuries.

The pairing of your desk and chair is crucial to maintaining proper ergonomic health and safety.
Your chair height mixed with your desk height should combine to create a comfortable, relaxed, strain-free working environment.

Raise your chair if your legs aren’t comfortably flat on the floor. Lower your desk if you notice you’re lifting your shoulders.

It takes a little manoeuvring and adjusting, but when you get it right, your body will thank you!

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

Google Reviews


Google Reviews

Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.