What is a Standing Desk?

Ergomotion Edesk Electric Standing Desk

What is a Standing Desk?

What is a Standing desk? A Modern Office Solution

In recent years, a growing trend has emerged in workplaces around the world: the adoption of standing desks. Traditional fixed desks, long being the norm of office environments, are being challenged by these dynamic alternatives. But what exactly is a standing desk, and how does it differ from the conventional office desk?

Understanding Standing Desks

Standing desks, also known as stand-up desks, height-adjustable desks, or sit-stand desks, are precisely what their name suggests: desks that allow users to easily adjust their desks to work comfortably while standing. These desks are designed to be adjustable in height, enabling individuals to switch between sitting and standing positions throughout the workday.

Contrasting with Traditional Desks

1. Sedentary vs. Active: One of the most significant distinctions between standing desks and traditional desks is the level of physical activity they encourage. While traditional desks promote a sedentary lifestyle, where individuals often spend prolonged hours seated, standing desks offer the flexibility to stand, encouraging movement and potentially reducing the health risks associated with prolonged sitting.

2. Customizability: Unlike fixed desks, which typically have a fixed height, standing desks are adjustable. This adaptability allows users to customize the desk’s height to suit their individual preferences and ergonomic needs. Whether you’re tall, short, or somewhere in between, a standing desk can be tailored to provide optimal comfort and support.

3. Health Benefits: Numerous studies have highlighted the potential health benefits of using standing desks. These include reduced risk of obesity, lower back pain, and improved posture. Additionally, standing desks may boost productivity and energy levels by promoting better circulation and reducing the likelihood of the midday slump often experienced after long periods of sitting.

4. Workspace Dynamics: Standing desks can also contribute to a more dynamic and collaborative work environment. By enabling employees to alternate between sitting and standing, these desks foster movement and interaction, potentially enhancing creativity and engagement among team members.

See our range of the Best Height Adjustable Standing Desks in Australia here…

In summary, standing desks represent a modern solution to the challenges posed by sedentary work habits. By offering adjustable height settings and promoting a more active approach to office work, these desks provide numerous benefits compared to traditional fixed desks. From improved health outcomes to increased productivity and collaboration, standing desks are reshaping the way we work, one adjustable height at a time.

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Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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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.

Albert Altit 29/09/23

Excellent quality and superb Customer service. Guy walked us through the options and benefits of each and enabled us to easily decide on which option we wanted.

Installation was a breeze - Guy did a fantastic job !!