Once quirky outliers in the office, employees who prefer to stand at their desks and in meetings are multiplying in corporate America – and companies that supply office goods are reporting that sales of height-adjustable furniture are up significantly.
“Sit-stand desks have moved from a niche product category to one that is standard in the top commercial furniture retailers,’’ said Ann Hall, a marketer for the Danish manufacturer Linak Group, which makes components that elevate desks. Sales of the devices have increased by triple-digits since 2000, Hall added.
“Now every major manufacturer has a height-adjustable desk. The market is booming,’’ she said.