Perch desk stands on adaptability

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The Perch desk is desktop-mounted, allowing users to raise or lower their work equipment on separate platforms when standing or sitting

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Sit-stand desks are an adjustable twist on the standing desk that allow users to switch between the two positions. The Perch is a take on the idea that cleverly combines simplicity, affordability and adaptability.

As the recognized health benefits of standing desks have caused them to grow in popularity, there have been various different riffs on the idea. The Perch takes the desktop mount approach.

The Perch's most innovative asset is its split-level shelving. It has a single lower platform and either one or two upper platforms (depending on the model), each of which can be raised or lowered separately. This means that the height of each different piece of equipment can be optimized. If you have two monitors, for example, you can ensure that they are aligned in a way that might not otherwise be possible.

The Baltic birch wood used to make the Perch was chosen for its looks, its light weight and its strength. There are eight different levels of slots cut into the sides and rear of the unit to support the shelves at different heights. Hooks on the side of the shelves are used to keep them steady and there's large windows and a cable hole in the rear. The windows also make for a more open feel when the Perch is used in an office.

The Perch is available in two sizes, with a width of either 38 in (97 cm) or 29 in (74 cm). These are referred to as the "Wide Desk" and the "Narrow Desk." Both the desks come flat-packed with the ready-cut wooden elements just needing to be slotted together. There are no screws or bolts required for assembly, which is said to take less than a minute.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for the Perch desk. At the time of writing, individuals who pledge from US$179 can receive a Narrow Desk and from $229 can receive a Wide Desk. The campaign has already raised four times it's funding goals and if all goes to plan, deliveries of the Perch are expected to commence in February 2016.

The video below provides an introduction to the Perch desk.

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