What is DeskStand™?
A movement of standing and sitting while you work
The DeskStand offers a healthy balance between sitting while working and standing while working. DeskStand is the most affordable, high quality standing desk made in Cape Town, South Africa.
DeskStand was founded by local Capetonian and industrial product designer, Ryan Roberts, in Feb of 2015 and launched at Design Indaba 2015. DeskStand was established for medical reasons by Ryan so he could work either sitting or standing, so he developed the DeskStand, A height adjustable standing desk.
Ryan suffered from lower back pain due to sitting doing design work for over 10 hours per day. Ryan finalised the first prototype and registered the patent before bringing the DeskStand to market. DeskStand won a runners up award at Design Indaba in 2015. Ryan immediately recognised a need in the local and global market for an ergonomic sit/stand desk.
DeskStand won 1st place in the prestigious PERA Awards for the most Emerging Business Category in the Western Cape.
Our Founder, Ryan Roberts, in the press:
DeskStand has gone on to be featured in various magazines, online articles and was interviewed on LIVE TV on the Expresso Morning Show. DeskStand has exhibited in Decorex JHB and CT and was even featured on Carte Blanche.