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Ikea's adjustable Bekant desk looks to bring you to your feet

Ikea is looking to tap into the standing desk craze with Bekant
Ikea is looking to tap into the standing desk craze with Bekant
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In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side
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In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side
The Bekant is priced at US$479 to $499, which puts it in the company of other sub-$500 standing desk options we've seen recently
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The Bekant is priced at US$479 to $499, which puts it in the company of other sub-$500 standing desk options we've seen recently
In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side
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In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side
Ikea's Bekant desk has a maximum load of 150 lb (68 kg) and boasts a 63 x 31.5 in (160 x 80) workspace
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Ikea's Bekant desk has a maximum load of 150 lb (68 kg) and boasts a 63 x 31.5 in (160 x 80) workspace
Ikea is looking to tap into the standing desk craze with Bekant
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Ikea is looking to tap into the standing desk craze with Bekant
In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side
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In height, Bekant adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side

As the abundance of standing desks to emerge this year would indicate, sitting on your butt all day is not all that good for your health. The world's largest furniture retailer is now joining the fray, with Ikea launching a convertible desk that adjusts mechanically from sitting to standing position and features the company's characteristically sleek design.

When they first arrived on the scene, motorized standing desks were commonly accompanied by a four-figure price tag. But a growing body of research linking excessive sitting to health problems, such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, has prompted an onslaught of crowdfunding campaigns, each with slightly different takes on the standing desk and helping to drive their cost toward something more palatable.

Ikea's Bekant desk has a maximum load of 150 lb (68 kg) and boasts a 63 x 31.5 in (160 x 80) workspace sitting atop a powder-coated steel frame. In height, it adjusts from 22 to 48 in (56 to 122 cm) thanks to what Ikea describes as an "electric underframe" and control buttons on its side.

The Bekant is available online from US$469 to $489 depending on the choice of desktop material, which puts it in the company of other sub-$500 standing desk options we've seen recently. The StandDesk is currently available for pre-order at $399, while those not quite ready to entirely reinvent their workspace may opt for a unit that converts their existing desk, such as the ZestDesk, which can be pre-orded for AUD$337 (about US$295).

You can see a demonstration of Ikea's Bekant desk in the video below.

Source: Ikea

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3 comments
Andy Geldman
I bought a very similar electric Galant desk from Ikea about 8 years ago. Sitting at it now!
Kayleigh Herbertson
I would LOVE to own one of those!
Collin
IKEA's desk has already been recalled (that's why all the links are broken). I can't find a better value proposition than the Jarvis desk. It lifts more than twice the weight of the IKEA desk, has more customizable options (including top size) and has five year warranty. It ships free too so no driving to IKEA and strapping a 63" top to your vehicle's roof. Delightful customer service as well! http://tiny.cc/jarvis