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Why work on your feet?

Students (even elementary schoolers!) spend up to nine hours a day sitting down. Adults spend almost 12. Each office worker will spend 80,000 hours of their working life sitting. And, not surprisingly, these numbers are on the rise.

Stand up to prevent back pain, heart issues and brain fog

There’s mounting medical evidence to show that sitting down for long periods of time is a major cause of back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. According to several studies, men who spend more than six hours a day in a seated position have a 20% higher risk of developing heart issues that could lead to premature death.

For women, this risk rises to 40%. Being sedentary for long periods also impacts your concentration, energy, productivity and mood. And an extremely sedentary lifestyle is linked to stress, depression and anxiety.

Switching up working positions can solve a world of aches and pains

If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re looking for an alternative work posture that will help relieve your aches, ease sciatic nerve pain or boost your overall energy and wellbeing. We’ve been there. And that’s exactly why we created Standsome. 

We’ve read, researched, designed, manufactured and tested adjustable work structures that allow for a range of ergonomic postures, all to improve the wellbeing of students and workers. And not to brag, but we think we’ve succeeded in inventing something good. 

Our desks give you the freedom and flexibility to work standing up, sitting down, in Lotus or Warrior pose, or on a stool or meditation cushion … wherever the day, project or mood takes you. Switching up work positions allows you to stretch, get your blood circulating and stimulate different muscles at different times. The result? A more balanced and capable body and mind. 

Listening to your body and adapting your work position is a great way to invest in your health. Give it a try!

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The Standsome Free

The Standsome Free is an all-in-one portable desk that stands upright on the floor like an artist’s easel. This modern multitasker gives you the freedom to move from room to room and to work standing up or sitting down—wherever the inspiration takes you. Spark your imagination and step up your space with the Standsome Free, available with one or two shelves.

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Standing stamina

Choose to alternate standing and sitting using a Standsome.

Please understand that it’s not totally without problems either:
First, standing constantly is even less comfortable than sitting on a hard chair. Already after an hour or two, the muscles start to tire.

Moreover, standing can mean losing the “flow” (periods of work with optimal levels of concentration). During the “flow” not only are we very productive, but we are also happier.
This can be explained because when we are standing, we are focused, but not as oblivious to everything around us as if we were sitting in a wing chair with our feet on the table.

In addition, there is no evidence at all that standing is healthier than sitting. The two positions seem to be complementary.

The Department of Biomechanics at the University of Ulm recently found that spinal tension when standing is just as high when sitting, which kind of makes sense logically.

Thus, the permanent change of posture and regular physical activity during office work are decisive.

Napoleon & Hemingway can't be wrong

Already back in their day, Napoleon, Goethe, Schiller and Hemingway praised the standing desks.

Still, over the years, this traditional writing and reading aid was replaced by normal desks and chairs.

Today, standing desks options are more and more common in furniture manufacturer portfolios. Interestingly enough, starting back in 2007, a high school in Neumark (Vogtland), Germany, made standing desks a default standard.
The reason for this renaissance of standing desks in the current market is the dramatical increase of back pain complaints which now cause more than 30% of all sick leaves.

What happens when there are no standing desks available to you, when your office desk doesn’t have any motor to help you rise it or when your company thinks of standing desks as unnecessary?

Well, then, Standsome can help!

8 reasons why

How Standsome can help you

There are many good reasons for working with the Standsome. Choose one, chose a couple or chose them all!

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#1

Health and karma

By ensuring that your employees sit less and move more, you prevent back damage and increase productivity.
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Flexible and fit

The Standsome has defined height levels which allow you to adjust it to your individual height and needs. Its construction is simple but clever. Tall and small people can use it in accordance with their ergonomic requirements.
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Handy and spontaneous

The Standsome is assembled quickly and simply. As soon as you feel like moving around a bit, your Standsome is ready for action in just a few seconds. No time for long preparation – no chance for excuses. This is how working is enjoyable.
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Well disigned, affordable and clever

Keep your existing, possibly valuable and cherished desk. You don’t have to invest in anything more at all. Everything stays as it is. You only need the Standosome to convert every table into a standing desk, and a healthy upgrade. Many co-working spaces and agencies already use the Standsome.
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#5

Little money

The Standsome is cheaper than most conventional standing desks – but at the same time more reliable, more robust and more stylish than boxes of cardboard. Those are not ergonomic and after the third setup and dismantling they are busted.
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Valuable and genuine

The Standsome is solid, sturdy and long-lasting. Manufactured by professionals for professionals – designed in Germany, locally made in North America.
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Just practical

With the Standsome, it’s possible to work everywhere. Whether in the living room, in the garden or on the veranda – just take your Standsome with you. Our Standsome Slim is particularly handy. When you want to upgrade your study, the Standsome fits in any corner.
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#8

Do a good deed

With the purchase of each Standsome, one tree will be planted. You buy a Standsome made of genuine wood, we plant a new tree in North America through our non-profit partnerships in Canada and the USA.