A team from UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has launched an interactive new work station inspired by the health advantages associated with standing while working. Dubbed the StandTable, the innovative office furniture is designed to support numerous working positions and fosters interaction and collaboration within the work place.
Working off the principle that movement inspires productivity and focus, the StandTable reimagines the traditional round table as three surfaces of varying heights to encourage several work stances. At 90cm, 100cm, and 110cm, the user is free to move among the surfaces throughout the day, encouraging activity and stimulation. The curved form of the station also maximizes its flexibility and usable area, as the user enjoys the spatial freedom of not only working at the desk, but also around it.
While the StandTable is designed for individual or small group activities, several stations can easily be combined for impromptu meetings due to their compact size. Treated with wood, formica and fabric, the three work surfaces offer further stimulation, while each station is embedded with USB ports for centralized work across digital platforms. A compact storage space allows personal belongings to be stored at arm’s length for easy access.
Lead DesignerBen van Berkel
Design TeamWilliam de Boer, Danyu Wang and Henry Roberts, Arjan Kalsi
CollaboratorsPROOFF: Leo van Schouten with Antoinette Veneman, Peter Huisman
PhotographsPROOFF / Pim Top