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Refold has created a portable cardboard standing desk
Refold has created a portable cardboard standing desk
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Refold has created a portable cardboard standing desk
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Refold has created a portable cardboard standing desk
The desk folds into a carry case with a handle
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The desk folds into a carry case with a handle
The desk comprises four main parts (six parts in total)
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The desk comprises four main parts (six parts in total)
The desk is assembled without the need for tape or glue
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The desk is assembled without the need for tape or glue
Both standing and sitting version of the desk are available
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Both standing and sitting version of the desk are available
The desk is made from 7 mm (0.3 in) twin-cushion kraft cardboard and weighs 6.5 kg (14.3 lb)
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The desk is made from 7 mm (0.3 in) twin-cushion kraft cardboard and weighs 6.5 kg (14.3 lb)

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.

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 desk is made from 7 mm (0.3 in) twin-cushion kraft cardboard and weighs 6.5 kg (14.3 lb)
The desk is made from 7 mm (0.3 in) twin-cushion kraft cardboard and weighs 6.5 kg (14.3 lb)

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.

Source: Kickstarter

2 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is both cool and green. I think it would be great for conferences, conventions and road shows that need something like that but does not take up a lot of space when being transported.
Purple-Stater
That is pretty cool. But more recent studies show that the health risks of sitting at a desk can be completely negated by simply getting up walking around for five minutes every hour.