The development of this standing desk island took some serious outside-the-box thinking, for modern man has been working in a relatively unchanging professional environment for several generations. UNStudio is always brainstorming ways to make our man-made environments better suited to our own desires and needs, and one outcome is a total shakeup of the conventional workplace setup.
The launch of the StandTable comes with the suggestion to break employees into groups of two or three, congregating around isolated workstations that support open-plan and collaborate office arrangements. The increased and varying heights of these desk islands encourage people to work while standing up––a posture that has been found to be much more ergonomic than computing while seated. The implications of this idea have the capacity to alter the social and cooperative culture of companies.