Upside Sit-to-Stand Desk
A combination of sitting and standing throughout the day helps fight fatigue and boosts energy, sharpening your focus as you work. Upside makes it easy with an intuitive design and a spacious work surface to organize your day.
Work the more natural way. Upside lets you sit or stand with ease while you work, boosting your productivity, focus, and overall well-being. Choose from a simple paddle control or a programmable option.
Try it at home for 30 days. If you decide to return it, the shipping’s on us.
- Durable, easy-care laminate top
- GREENGUARD Gold® certified to contribute to healthier air at home
- No cranks or motors — just smooth, quiet motion
- Generous worksurface
- Choice of simple or programmable paddle
- For use with monitor arms, we recommend the 29" Upside
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It took a while to receive but worth the wait. I was surprised how heavy everything is. Has the look and feel of quality. Easy assembly, easy setup. With all that said it showed up right before I had to leave for a business trip, so I haven't had the chance to real life use it.
Microscopy is notorious for ergonomic injuries with prolonged use. Following a torn shoulder muscle, I decided on a major upgrade to my microscopy lab. The key items were were a Haworth Soji chair and Upside standing desk. The critical issue was whether the Upside would be stable enough for my application. (I had determined that some of the industry grade standing desks were too shaky for my use.) There was no local showroom, so I discussed my requirement with a very helpful Haworth rep on the phone. She was adventurous enough to even do a simple experiment with her desk, a cup of coffee and observing the vibrations after rapping firmly on the her desk. I ordered and am delighted with the quality and stability of the desk and comfort and posture using the chair.
(One minor suggestion for Haworth: the two screws that mount the paddle are critical but tend to stick (long, skinny screws that bind in the predrilled holes. A bit of bees wax on the screws made this much easier. Haworth might consider either a bit of wax on these two screws or a slightly larger pilot holes. I suspect that some consumers will have difficulty properly seating these screws as supplied.)
The desk is wonderful. I was sleep deprived the first time I attempted installation and misplaced directions, had to spend some time trying to find an appropriate video, and messed up the first installation because I wasn't sure which holes were supposed to be lined up with which part of the frame. There maybe was some sort of manufacturer's error with the guide holes on the bottom of the desk, i.e.) whatever made the hole tried again, and so it was confusing without knowing the full installation process which holes should be used for which pieces. There are Haworth installation videos on Vimeo that were super helpful. Once I screwed everything in place, my wife and I flipped the desk upward. All the pieces were really heavy and I don't think I would have been able to set it upright without someone helping me, unless I wanted to risk an injury. The surface itself is large, dense, and sturdy. The frame is out of the way of my legs when sitting and standing. I can also do knee ups, like right now: I'm practicing standing on a single leg and my knee is higher than my hip, under the desk, while I'm standing here. I have my desk at the highest setting nearly the whole time I work because I like to stand. The only time I notice any sort of instability, and I say that lightly, is at the highest setting with the extendable frame. That said, I can't imagine a sturdier standing desk at its price point. The simple paddle is perfect. The programmable paddle would've added weeks to my shipping time; meanwhile I believe I can buy said paddle separately anyway. I'm less enthusiastic about the functions of the programmable paddle and I haven't thought to myself about needing its functions since I started working with the simple paddle. The only thing I wish was different about this desk is for an extendable frame that is sturdier and raises higher. While this is perfect for me, I think folks who are taller than I would still be needing something to further accommodate their height. Otherwise - this desk delivers. I feel save with my baby near it and I literally could stand here all day.
This desk is exactly what I needed. Working from home has it perks, but to be able to stand when needed is essential. The desk is beautiful and well made, very sturdy. Very impressed after it was all put together. Set up was easy. Shipping was fast. I could not be happier with this purchase! Well worth it! Highly recommend this desk. You won't be disappointed.
We all have these desks, but our new CEO did not. She now does and because she sits so much in meetings, she's had her desk in the up position since I put it together. She's thrilled! These desk are wonderful. Not difficult to put together. The instructions are very clear.