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The StandUp: A standing desk for both kids and adults

The StandUp: A standing desk f...
Jaswig has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring the StandUp desk to market
Jaswig has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring the StandUp desk to market
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StandUp is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
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StandUp is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
Jaswig says it will take around 10 minutes to assemble or disassemble the desk
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Jaswig says it will take around 10 minutes to assemble or disassemble the desk
The desk is shipped in flatpack form
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The desk is shipped in flatpack form
The StandUp is made from FSC-certified birch plywood
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The StandUp is made from FSC-certified birch plywood
Which model you go for depends on your (or your kid's) foot-to-elbow measurements
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Which model you go for depends on your (or your kid's) foot-to-elbow measurements
Jaswig has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring the StandUp desk to market
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Jaswig has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring the StandUp desk to market
If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated for December of this year
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If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated for December of this year
As of writing, you'll need to hand over US$249 to hopefully receive a small kid's size desk, while the medium will set you back $329
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As of writing, you'll need to hand over US$249 to hopefully receive a small kid's size desk, while the medium will set you back $329
The desk itself is smallish and suitable for a laptop
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The desk itself is smallish and suitable for a laptop
If you or your little one outgrows the desk, inventors Jaswig promise to take it back for recycling
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If you or your little one outgrows the desk, inventors Jaswig promise to take it back for recycling
The desk sports an additional shelf for extra storage space
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The desk sports an additional shelf for extra storage space

If sitting is so bad for our health, why do we let our kids sit at a desk all day to do their schoolwork? Such is the reasoning behind the StandUp: an adjustable standing desk suitable for both adults and kids from the age of six up.

We've covered a lot of standing desks here at Gizmag, but this is the first that caters specifically (though not exclusively) to children. The StandUp, by Jaswig, is made from FSC-certified birch plywood and shipped in flatpack form, and the firm rates assembly and disassembly as a 10-minute job.

The desk comes in three sizes, and sports an additional storage shelf beneath. The desktop on the smallest measures 20.5 x 15.5 in (52 x 40 cm), while the largest measures 26 x 20 in (66 x 51 cm). Weight comes in at 14.6 lb (7 kg) and 26 lb (12 kg), respectively.

The correct size desk depends on the user's foot-to-elbow measurements, but the smallest is adjustable in height between 24 - 32 in (61 - 82 cm), and the largest between 36 - 48 in (92 - 122 cm). The desk slides manually into position and is locked with a bar. Jaswig also states that there's no pinch points for little fingers to get trapped in.

The desk itself is smallish and suitable for a laptop
The desk itself is smallish and suitable for a laptop

In order to raise funds to bring the StandUp to market, Jaswig has launched a Kickstarter campaign. As of writing, you'll need to hand over US$249 to hopefully receive a small kid's-size desk, while the medium will set you back $329. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated for December of this year.

Check out the video below to see more information on the desk.

Sources: Jaswig, Kickstarter

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2 comments
Bob Flint
Go stand in the corner and finish your homework.
amazed W1
Very trendy if that's the way you need to look, but it doesn't suit everybody and/or all activities. Try spending 7 or 8 hrs a day editing or writing a 40 page report or CADrawing a complex engineering , and you soon find out why sitting in one way or another is the preferred position. Agreed it might suit the more typical domestic use, where a lengthy period of use probably happens only while doing your tax return and you want to keep the children from excessive screen watching. As for children doing something other than playing, just imagine how hard it would be for them to learn to write neatly and do their first stage arithmetic and drawing standing up. They don't usually have the nervous motor control.