Standup Desk

Standup Desk

Our standing desks have 4 preset height adjustable levels, are shake proof and come with a dual motor height adjustment system with a 120kg load capacity so you can be confident your desk won't wobble even at lofty heights.

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1,116 Verified Reviews

"Great desk with amazing stability"

I tried another standing desk on the market during Covid but had a horrible experience with the wobblyness (if that's a word?). Stumbled across Recess, and have had a huge upgrade in experience - less disruptions now!

Charlie C. (Verified Buyer)

"Ideal for small home office"

Purchase and delivery was fast and easy. Assembly was straightforward, directions easy to follow. Took maybe 2 hours to unpack, assemble, set up the space and get going. Works well so far, very comfortable and practical sitting and standing.

Claire (Verified Buyer)

"Aesthetics and price on point!"

Seems silly to say this about a desk, but I've honestly never been more stoked with a piece of furniture for my home. My home office office setup has never looked better - and what's more, I got it for a decent price tag.

Olivia T. (Verified Buyer)

“Combining an uncomplicated, relaxed design language with durability and sustainability, the Recess range of office furniture has tapped into the current rethinking of work practices, both in the home and the office.”

“Sustainability is a big focus for the brand. It uses FSC-certified wood for all its timber-based products and its packaging is recyclable.”

“Sometimes a great idea all comes down to design. There are plenty of smartphones in the market, but plenty of people are drawn to the iPhone and pay a premium, because of great design and so it is for sustainable office furniture startup Recess.”

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Are standing desks good for you?

Working on your desk standing up is great for alleviating poor sedentary habits you may pick up in the office. Sitting for long periods of time tightens your muscles and can hurt your lower back, especially if you have bad posture. There are numerous benefits of investing in a standing up desk, One study showed that standing sheds 88 calories an hour, compared to 80 calories for sitting, less back pain, improved posture, help with wrist position and improved blood circulation.

Do standing desks help with posture?

Yes, it absolutely does! Having an adjustable sit stand desk with proper ergonomics can help you have good posture at the computer. We advise that you place your monitor at eye level, about 50 centimetres away from your face at a 20-degree tilt, while you should bend your arms at 100-degree angles at your sides. Wrists should hover comfortably above the keyboard, with weight shifting between legs.

With an adjustable work desk, standing up with correct posture position will start to become second nature and doesn’t put the compression on your spine that sitting can. Sitting for more extended periods can put pressure on your back and discs, leading to back, shoulder, and neck discomfort.

How long should you use a standing desk?

Dr Rob De Stefano, a chiropractor in private practice in New York City, recommends alternating back and forth between sitting and standing. "It is best to do 30 minutes of each for most people, but if one is used to sitting, increase the amount of sitting time to about 45 minutes and 30 minutes standing would be better," he told CBS News. "Yes, standing too much can become uncomfortable and irritate the hips or back if they have any prior injuries." He recommends purchasing a desktop that balances on an adjustable stand up office desk and moves up and down, rather than a stationary stand up desk. This way you won't feel like you're stuck constantly on your feet.

How to cable manage a standing desk?

Firstly, You must know how to cable manage a desk correctly. A key part of the stand up computer desk cable management puzzle is the positioning of the power strip. Unplug everything, make sure you have a surge protector, and check the underside of the desk. Put all of the cables into the compartment on the underside of the desk. you can also do this with double-sided tape to attach the compartment to the bottom of the desk. Plug everything into the surge protector and then plug that into the wall outlet. Consider tidying everything up with cable or zip ties.

How tall is a standing desk?

Our adjustable sit stand desk is equipped with dual low-decibel motors with centimetre perfect level adjustment that could adjust to an extended lift range of 65 - 130 cm with 125Kg lift capacity. you can transition up and down with ease. Better yet, you can save your favourite heights so you never lose focus.

How to reset a sit stand desk?

If you're having issues with your electric stand up desk, try resetting it by following these steps:
1. Lower the height of your adjustable desk down to the lowest height setting and release the down button
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2. Press and hold the down button - do not release the down button.

3. Your handset and motor are now reset and should be working as normal again.

Are sit stand desks worth it?

An ergonomic standing desk is definitely worth your investment. Standing desk ergonomics are still relatively new, but there is research being done by the British Medical Journal. The trial involved 146 office workers based at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust where the intervention group was given a stand up desk. The results suggest improvements in job performance, work engagement, occupational fatigue, presenteeism, daily anxiety and quality of life. So it’s crucial you find the best stand up desk you can, explore our range here.

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