Spending long hours sat at a desk is a health risk and has led to the growing popularity of standing desks. Refold has created a cardboard design that factors in workforce mobility and environmental awareness.
Refold's isn't the first cardboard standing desk we've seen. Chairigami released one such design earlier in the year, which is actually cheaper than the Refold design. The Refold desk, however, has the added benefit of being available in different heights and folding into a carry case for easy portability.
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The desk is made from fully recyclable 7 mm (0.3 in) twin-cushion kraft cardboard and weighs 6.5 kg (14.3 lb). The standing desk is available is available in small, medium and large sizes of 1,000 mm (39 in), 1,050 mm (41 in) and 1,100 mm (43 in) in height. These are recommended for users who are up to 160 cm (63 in) tall, 160-185 cm (63-73 in) and 185 cm (73 in) or over respectively.
The design comprises four main pieces (six in total) and Refold says it can be slotted together in under 2 minutes. No tape or glue is required. When required, it can be folded flat into a carry case with a handle for portability. The result looks much like an artist's portfolio folder in terms of shape and size.
A Kickstarter campaign is underway to raise funds for the production of Refold's portable cardboard standing desk. Individuals can pledge from NZ$160 (US$126) to receive one, assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and production. The company's collaboration with UNICEF also means that it's possible to pledge for one or more parts of a desk that will go to a school in the Pacific Islands.
The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for Refold's portable cardboard standing desk.