We are familiar with the hype surrounding the best workstation nowadays. Standing desks for instance are part of it. What do you say to the latest marvel dubbed Altwork Station: the 21st century workstation.
An impressive 210 pounds largely customizable workstation reminding of a dentist’s chair, Altwork Station is the brainchild of Sonoma Valley startup, Altwork. Yes, the name gives away the main perk of the high valued 21st century workstation. Looking for alternative desks and changing the way we work, Altwork CEO Che Voigt and company co-founder has put his vast engineering experience to work.
Five years later, Altwork Station: the 21st century workstation is available for pre-order at the price of 3,900 dollars. When it hits the market, the price tag is set at 5,900 dollars. It might seem like a lot, but one really has to check out what this marvel can do. For you and your health as well.
Altwork Station is targeted at high-intensity computer users. If you’re a programmer, a writer, a designer or you have any job that implies sitting in front of your computer for a good part of your day, Altwork Station is for you.
How does it impact one’s health? Once more, all the hype surrounding too much sitting all day long and the detrimental effects on health is behind the smart concept of the 21st century workstation.
With Altwork Station, one can switch between four modes. Buttons integrated on the surface of the desk will offer a highly customizable experience. You can adjust the desk if you feel like standing with the standing mode. Collaboration mode implies that the arm of the workstation, supporting the monitor as well will turn to allow for group working. Regular allows the owner of Altwork Station to customize the chair and adjust the in-built desk to resemble a conventional desk with a chair.
And now, for the cherry on top. Focus mode will surprise you. This mode implies that the dentist-like chair will recline to a fully horizontal position if you so wish. With the desk hovering over your head. Do not fret over the possibility of all the items on the desk tumbling down over the user. They are fixed with strong magnets built in the surface of the desk.
The science behind Altwork Station: the 21st century workstation is that with each task we have to perform, different positions are better suited. With the sitting position virtually unchanged since the typewriter first featured on a desk, this shift is necessary.
Marketed for high-intensity computer users, it might be that the Altwork Station won’t find a place in everyone’s heart.
Sturdy as it is and occupying almost as much space as a cubicle, the workstation is perhaps better fitted for small, progressive offices, freelancers or those who work remotely.
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