In a previous post, we told you all about the history of the sit to stand desk—how it has been used throughout the centuries in offices and in schools, how some of the most famous leaders and writers have created their masterpieces at sit to stand desks, and how these desks are now starting to regain popularity in time to combat our nation’s overall health and weight problem.
Well, that’s the history in a nutshell anyway.
Today we thought we’d tell you about a different aspect of the sit to stand desk’s history: about Xdesk in particular. Over the past few years, Xdesk has played a big role in the sit to stand desk’s overarching history—it is a unique company in this niche of business, with its design, its sustainable and safe materials, and its technology. It is advancing the adjustable height desk forward. So let’s take a quick look back at where Xdesk began.
Xdesk started out in 2011 in Georgetown, Texas, just outside of the state’s capital. This quaint little city outside of Austin was named one of CNN-Money’s “Top 100 Places to Live and Launch a Business” and for good reason—after just a short time in Georgetown, the Xdesk name has spread all over the world, in businesses, schools, and personal offices alike.
Why the interest in Xdesk’s sit to stand desks in particular? Because Xdesk tailors each and every detail of their desks to overall health. Let me explain.
For your health, Xdesk has designed a desk that adjusts perfectly to your height and even your preferred keyboard position. Their sit to stand desks don’t even include harmful laminates or MDF like so much other office furniture does.
For the environment’s health, Xdesk’s sit to stand desks are all made from sustainable materials like bamboo and recycled aluminum. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, strongest, and most easily replenished woods on the planet, while recycled aluminum can be used over and over for centuries. Setting out, Xdesk’s mission was to create easy to use, functional, and flawless “protective life stations” (AKA your sit to stand desk).
Their point was not only to improve health and wellness, but also to change the way we move, work, and ultimately engage in the world around us. And from the beginning, their focus has been on the client. That’s why about 60 percent of the sit to stand desks that Xdesk creates are custom solutions.
Xdesk has come a long way, from their humble beginnings in Georgetown, Texas to a company whose reputation has spread all over the world for their one-of-a-kind, high quality sit to stand desks. Of course there is still history to be made in the evolution of the sit to stand desk, but I really do believe that Xdesk will be there to play a role.