Hi. We’re StandDesk, the happy desk company :)
What if you loved your desk?
What if it made you healthier?
What if it was easy?
Lifelong fitness fanatic Steven Yu wanted to do his roommate Ryan a solid and help him adopt a healthier lifestyle. After a month of training and meal plans, Steven’s roommate hadn’t lost a single pound. Ryan roommate decided to throw in the towel, go back to his old eating habits, and spend all day every day standing in front of the desk he built out of computer monitor boxes, a home fan box, a whiteboard and a piece of wood that happened to be lying around playing video games. After four weeks, Ryan was 10 pounds lighter.
Steven wanted to know why. Could you increase your health, happiness and productivity without changing your existing lifestyle? NASA says yes - standing periodically throughout the day is healthier than walking or daily exercise. Along the way, Steven also discovered standing could help the lingering back pain he had from a college motorcycle accident.
Steven’s friend Ryan builds a standing gaming desk out of cardboard boxes and a whiteboard. Loses 10 pounds.
April 2, 2014 at 10:00AM, PST
StandDesk launches on Kickstarter
April 2, 2014 at 10:38AM, PST
Kickstarter funding goal reached
May 16, 2014
StandDesk closes Kickstarter campaign with $650K
First StandDesk Ships
StandDesk hits $1 Million in sales
January 2, 2016
StandDesk hits $3 Million in sales
Along the way, Steven developed a passion for lifehacking - discovering the easiest possible ways to a happier, healthier, more productive planet. Now the StandDesk mission is to make health easy, simple and engrained in our everyday.
We believe a healthier lifestyle should be available to all.
Laminate tops are CARB Phase 2 formaldehyde compliant and Greenguard indoor air quality-certified for low chemical emissions.
Our favorite memory control settings:
1. Good Posture
2. Power Stance
3. Your Co-worker Who Likes Your Window
4. Netflix & Chill
Our well-engineered desk holds up to 225 pounds, but is built with 1/3 of the parts of a traditional standing desk.
We believe “work” should be synonymous with “positivity” and “inspiration.”
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