Humanscale® Float Desk
The innovation of office furniture that promotes ergonomic wellness has spearheaded a new approach to how people work at the most fundamental level. Longer work days in a fixed seated position means a number of health risks are becoming more prevalent in the office. Chief among them are poor circulation, decreased metabolism and even stroke.
The solution to this problem is surprisingly simple: doctors recommend a 50/50 balance of sitting and standing throughout the workday. Based on these findings, more and more offices are beginning to utilize height-adjustable tables. Allowing a user to move between a sitting and standing position at their workstation, the question now becomes how to perfect the tool to ensure ease of use and style.
Enter Humanscale with their carefully designed, aesthetically striking Float Table.
A clean, minimalist design leaves the surface area uncluttered. The underneath of the table is similarly free for your legs to move undeterred while in a sitting position. Unsightly and time-consuming hand cranks and electric motors have been replaced by a one-two combination of a counterbalance lever and weight adjustment handle.
The desktop supports up to 160 pounds and the weight adjustment handle ensures any added weight does not interrupt the raising and lowering of the desk. A safety mechanism built into the release lever prevents and faulty raising or lowering on account of weight displacement.
A progressive upgrade to any office, the Humanscale Float table is ready for shipment today.
Dimensions: Humanscale® Float Desk
“If a design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, it will not only have superior performance, but its aesthetic will be timeless as well.”
— Robert King, Humanscale Founder and CEO
Humanscale was founded in 1983 with a mission to develop high-performance ergonomic office tools that would solve functional problems as straightforwardly and gracefully as possible. Beginning with its first product — an anti-glare filter that improved the visibility of monochrome monitors in the early 1980s — the company has methodically designed some of the most innovative products in the industry. In the late 1990s, Humanscale made a significant mark with its introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems, offering effortless one-touch adjustability while eliminating the knee-clearance issues associated with competing solutions. Today, the company is still the leader in that product category.
In 1999, Humanscale turned heads in the contract furniture industry with the introduction of the Freedom chair, designed by ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient. Combining unprecedented functionality with minimal manual controls, the chair broke new ground by utilizing dynamic mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each individual user automatically. Since its introduction in 1999, Freedom has won 10 international design awards and has been featured in virtually every major design publication.
Building on the success of the Freedom chair, in 2004 Diffrient designed the Liberty chair, which featured a tri-panel configuration of non-stretch mesh that provides tailor-made lumbar support without external devices.
In addition to task and office seating, Humanscale’s award-winning product line includes articulating keyboard supports, adjustable monitor arms, task lighting, CPU holders, laptop holders, foot rests and ergonomic mice. Headquartered in New York City with distribution worldwide, Humanscale is a leader in ergonomic design and is committed to environmental sustainability for all its products.