Designing the MOVI Standing Desk

Designing the MOVI Standing Desk


We fill our day with so many things. There’s not a whole lot of spare time left. We just clock up so many hours sitting, 11, 12 hours a day every day, every day. So many health problems are coming from physical inactivity, and it’s impacting people all around the world, and we don’t really talk about it much. To me the easiest way to solve this problem, and get moving more, was to use a standing desk. One of our aims is to create an inspiring space so when people get to their desk in the morning they feel uplifted, and they think… “this is going to be a great day.” MOVI is a standing desk that’s been designed to overcome a lot of the issues that you see with other standing desk platforms. It’s an elegantly designed, bamboo benchtop that has an electric motor in it that adjusts with the touch of a button. Using an electric motor basically gives us the ability to memorize your exact standing height, save it into the desk, and then recall it every time you go from sitting to standing. MOVI is about working out exactly what the user needs, and then creating the product based around them. It’s stable. There’s no wobble, there’s no leans. It’s rock solid. It doesn’t scratch. It doesn’t stain. It’s a durable surface. I wanted to be on the best possible skillsets to bring this product to market and that’s where I looked all around the country to try and find the best team. If I’m a user and this is a product I want to sit and stand with, and I want to be active with, Then I should be able to do it with the press the button. That became the foundation that then drove the development forward. We’ve also kept the working space completely clear. Here we’ve all got two screens, a laptop, sometimes a third screen. So having an open workspaces is going to be a huge advantage people. Ergonomics was a really high priority for us. This suits people from 5ft all the way up to 6ft 4″. We’ve really thought about the design and every particular part of the product. Right from the corners of the desk, through to the feet, so that they don’t scratch your existing desk, through to a USB charger, so you’ve got power right where you need it most. MOVI has been two years in the making and we’re ready to go into production now. We don’t think there’s anything like this on the market, and we know that we’ve designed it so that it’s the easiest, most adaptable platform that you’re going to find, to get you standing. And we’re really excited to be able to give people the opportunity to be first in the world to try MOVI.

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