Combined with good chairs, sit-stand work surfaces provide the variety people need to sit well, stand well and be well.
Movement leads to better physical — and financial — health, setting the stage for performance, well-being and even happiness.
Strike a Balance
Standing all day is not the cure for sitting all day. Alternating between the two during the day is best.
Some people do work that keeps them at their desks all day. They need movement more than anyone. A sit-stand solution gives it to them, right at their desks.
Discover the Herman Miller Difference
We have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of work that leads to a more natural and desirable experience for people, no matter where they sit and stand.
In 1968, Robert Propst wrote, “Man’s physical machine has evolved to do many things well but no single thing continuously. . . The office can be a kinetic active, alert, vigorous environment.” His Action Office system featured a stand-up desk, which he argued “would do more than anything else to overcome sedentary decline”. We’ve offered standing surfaces ever since.
At its best, design is a response to social change; we developed Living Office in response to the evolution of work. A purposeful variety of settings helps people feel more creative, connected and engaged in their work. So does purposeful movement. Our ongoing research shows the combination of sitting, standing and moving in varying amounts is vital, especially at the desk.
Research shows that a choice between sitting and standing combined with training on the benefits of standing is most effective at reducing sitting time, which has benefits for the individual and the organisation. Our Ergonomic Solutions Specialists can help organisations reduce risk factors while increasing employee health, comfort and productivity.
Explore our complete portfolio of sit-stand solutions.
Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
Locale is a system that enables people to seamlessly transition between working together and alone, and in seated or standing postures. By removing visual and physical obstacles and condensing the architectural scale of an open office plan into a tightly knit neighbourhood, Locale helps people stay better connected to their work and each other.
Layout Studio Exchange is a progressive, height-adjustable solution designed for the dynamic nature of the new landscape of work. Reactive and flexible, it encourages individuals to move. By integrating seamlessly with the wider Layout Studio portfolio, Layout Studio Exchange expands choices, connecting people and inspiring them to do their best work, whether in a private office or an open-plan environment.
With its clean lines and lightweight, uncluttered design, Ratio has been designed to blend into the modern office landscape. With Ratio, people can vary their postures to find the right balance between sitting and standing throughout the day. A versatile solution, Ratio can be specified as single desks or in large clusters.
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