Adjustable Height Desks, the Evolution of Office Ergonomics

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Alaska is the new adjustable height desk presented by Level Office Landscape in 2019


Working eight hours a day while sitting in front of a desk can lead to dangerous health problems. This alarming statement is supported by office ergonomics research carried out by companies worldwide.

Wellbeing at work is a front-line concern of companies which actively promote dynamic activities in order to make their employees move more during the day.

Newer open-space layouts are designed to favor a flow of people and stimulate movement around the office, prompting conversations between colleagues on different floors of a building (potentially using stairs rather than elevators).


The Ergonomic Workstation




In addition to its structural operations, a workstation must be designed to have sufficient space to freely move your chair and guarantee a comfortable position to the individual using it during the day.

It has been years since the first ergonomists declared that a correct posture, feet on the ground and back against chair, was key to avoiding diseases and muscle disorders. Meanwhile, to prevent neck problems and gradual loss of sight, the pc monitor had to be positioned at the same level as your eyes, with a minimum distance of 50 cm.

The work surface must reduce light reflection and have an area big enough to place the keyboard (15 cm distance from the edge), a depth of 80 cm and sufficient space to move your legs. The perfect desk height is between 70 and 80 cm and can be fixed or adjustable, according to the model of the desk.

Adjustable Height Desks




The latest office trend, developed in accordance with themes regarding the improvement of workplace ergonomics and wellbeing has brought about adjustable height desks. These variable height desks have an electronic controller that allows the desk top to adjust itself to a variety of different heights best suited to the user.

Alaska, presented by Level Office Landscape in the 2019 catalogue, is the first office furniture born to maximize workplace ergonomics. Its metallic structure, available in single or double desked version, comes with a white or black monochromatic finishing.

The single model has two telescopic structural legs, sustained by uprights that keep the desk level, connected by a structural crossbeam functioning as a housing for the desks electronic components, leaving the worktop clean and orderly.




In the double / bench solution (duel worktops) the structure is composed of four squared legs connected by reinforcement beams, and elevated as single units or all together as one.

Cables and other electricals are bundles inside cables spines.

Transparent glass separation screens or fabric sound absorbent panels are easily placed on worktops in order to guarantee visual and acoustic privacy to those standing or sitting.