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Stand, work & be healthy. In 30 seconds turn any table into a standing desk. Portable. Adjustable. Robust & Beautiful.
191 backers pledged AU$ 70,042 to help bring this project to life.
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A big thank-you to everyone who backed our vision to get people up and moving in the workplace. If you missed out don’t worry you can still pre-order at our website: 

You can stay up to date with our progress on Facebook & Twitter

Thanks, James, Peter & Michelle 

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Tech specs

30 second set up

The ZestDesk® is an intuitive product to set up. No tools needed. Even your grandma could set it up!

Turn any table into a standing desk

It doesn’t matter if you are working at home, in the office or anywhere. You can now enjoy the benefits of standing. All you need to do is set your ZestDesk® up on an existing table and away you go.

Home

Office

Anywhere (hotel)

Reverse the turtle neck

To stop you ‘turtle necking’ ZestDesk® comes with two adjustable levels, one for your keyboard and mouse, and another for your monitor. So you can say goodbye to hunching forever.

STOP – Neck craning and hunching

Practise perfect posture

Easy to carry or pack away

ZestDesk® folds neatly into a carry case with a handle. So you can easily take it with you or pack it away. It’s the perfect space saving solution for people who hot desk or work from a shared table.

Easy to carry

Neatly packs away

Strong & Versatile

It doesn’t matter if you use a 27-inch monitor or a laptop, ZestDesk® has you covered. For carrying capacity see "tech specs" section.

Minimalist design

ZestDesk® is made from anodized aluminium (like a Macbook), making it modern, sleek and durable. The table top is laminated – the same as most office desks.

Extra monitor stand

We know that sometimes one monitor screen is not enough. No problem - ZestDesk® is versatile. All you need to do is add an extra monitor stand to your order and ‘Voila’ you are sorted!

Carry Bag

The bag was developed by PV1 former Crumpler Designer/Sewer Philippe Vincent. It's made of high-grade, durable Cordura with padded lining, a 3cm (1¼”) thick padded shoulder strap, and padded handles. So it's high quality and comfortable to carry. If you use the strap the handles can be packed away and vice versa. There is also an additional pocket which is 30 cm (12”) wide for a small laptop, tablet, keys and wallet.

It also looks pretty good!

Pocket with ‘zesty’ lining

Comfortable to carry

Need to sit?

Simply fold up the ZestDesk or pull up a stool ($30 from ikea)

Made for lefties & righties

We don’t discriminate, so when using ZestDesk®, you can now line up your keyboard with your monitor in order to maintain good posture at work. 

Tester testimonials

The ZestDesk story

ZestDesk® is the invention of Dr Peter Moore, a doctor (GP/Family Physician) who stands at work.

Twenty years ago Peter injured his back lifting a heavy log. Peter said “The initial pain wasn’t too bad, but over the next month it worsened and I ended up in hospital. Surgery relieved the severe pain but I continued to suffer from frequent attacks of low back pain. Through regular exercise and avoidance of prolonged sitting I am able to successfully control the pain.” 

Four years ago Peter’s work changed and he was ‘hot-desking’ at several sites. Peter said, “A cardboard box was the only available option for converting an existing desk into a standing workstation.”

The idea for ZestDesk® was  born!

The original design brief centred on developing a strong (able to hold the heaviest computer monitor) yet light-weight (able to be comfortably carried), fold-up standing desk with adjustable legs and monitor stand to suit most users. The table top was to be sturdy enough for the user to lean and write on.

Peter’s design team made the initial prototypes from plastic, as he wanted to keep it lightweight. These prototypes met the design brief for functionality but were not very attractive.

Since then, Peter has brought his son James on board. James has a marketing and business development background and appreciates the importance of form as well as function. Peter continued, “By changing to aluminium, we have been able to make a sleek, strong and more polished product. It looks great in the office, the home, and anywhere else you might use it.”

Peter working from his old “cardboard box standing desk”

Evolution of ZestDesk

How are we going to deliver?

There is no point having a great idea if you cannot execute. That is why we have spent the last four years and considerable funds carefully developing and testing ZestDesk®.

Nick Roseby leads our design team. He has over 12 year’s product design experience working with global consumer brands. Nick specialises in bringing ideas to market, and has many years’ experience with Chinese manufacturers. Accordingly we have the team to deliver ZestDesk® to you.

Timeline

The bigger plan

Our vision is to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of standing while they work. Accordingly we plan to create a line of portable adjustable standing desks. ZestDesk® is just the beginning!

Special Thanks (with links)

iAccelerate, The Hub, Robin Sung (video production), Kai Forsyth (web design), Ian Pendergrast, Philippe Vincent + everyone who has helped out (you know who you are!)

ZestDesk® is the subject of an international patent application

Risks and challenges

We have taken four years to get to this point and we don’t want to see all of our hard work come crashing down. These are what we see as the major risks:

TOOLING: ZestDesk® is almost completely made of anodized aluminium. There are many parts which need to be tooled in order to mass-produce.

With any tooling process there is a chance that refinements will be required. We have allowed two production runs in the schedule (including time to modify and review) to ensure we are creating an amazing product. We realise, we may need to do additional rounds of tooling. We promise to keep our donors up to date.

QUALITY CONTROL: We will be camped in China on and off throughout the manufacturing process. We will have an appointed quality control team, as well as overseeing all stages of production ourselves. If ZestDesk® or our other products are not perfect we will not ship until we are completely satisfied. If there are any products that do not meet our high standard then the schedule could be impacted. Again, we will keep everyone informed.

We will be working with the best manufacturers and logistic companies we can find. There will no doubt be some surprises along the way. Saying that, given the knowledge, experience and passion within the team we will be able to overcome any obstacle. This will ensure we bring to you the most amazing ZestDesk® that we can!

Any pledge amount brings us a step closer to our goal of getting more of the world working on their feet. If you feel passionately about getting yourself and other office workers mobile, then please back us at the top of the page and share with your friends.

Stand tall!

Team ZestDesk®

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About US$ 4

    A HUGE THANKS! You are helping cure "sitting disease" by giving people a practical alternative to sitting 8 hours a day. For backers of ALL levels I will send you a personal thank you & keep you updated on all things ZestDesk. You will also get a bucket load of good karma!

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    STANDING FOR GOOD. Childhood obesity is a big problem. We want our kids to spend more time on their feet and less time sitting. You can help put standing desks into schools. For every 6 pledges we will donate one ZestDesk to a school.

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    REGULAR BIRD SPECIAL 3. Don't worry you haven't missed the party! Get your very own ZestDesk at a special price. You will be saving at least $260 off your ZestDesk! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH A SECOND MONITOR STAND 2. Love to multi-task with 2 screens, no problem! Get your very own ZestDesk with a second monitor stand. You will be saving at least $300! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH A BAG 2. If you are a mover & shaker you will love the ZestDesk & bag! You will be saving at least $320! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH THE LOT 2. Get amongst it with the ZestDesk, second monitor stand & bag. You will be saving at least $345! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    Pledge AU$ 1,410 or more About US$ 950

    HOT DESK PACK 2. Get 5 ZestDesks for the home, office or holiday house. You will be saving a huge $1,575! OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: AUD$87 per monitor stand & AUD$97 per bag (Add shipping: AUD$200 for US, AUD$250 for Aus. & AUD$325 for the rest of the world)

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    COMPANY PACK. Be a hero & get 10 ZestDesks for the office. You will be saving a huge $3,300! OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: AUD$87 per monitor stand & AUD$97 per bag (Add shipping: AUD$400 for US, AUD$500 for Aus. & AUD$650 for the rest of the world)

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    MEET THE FOUNDERS. Come to Sydney & we can spend the day lunching or standing at a bar! Whether motivated by business, curiosity or boredom we will entertain you. Bring a friend as well if you like. Aus. travel is included, if coming from outside the country you will need to make your own way to Sydney :-)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Get your very own ZestDesk at a very special price. You will be saving at least $300 off your ZestDesk! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    REGULAR BIRD SPECIAL. Don't worry you haven't missed the party! Get your very own ZestDesk at a special price. You will be saving at least $260 off your ZestDesk! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    REGULAR BIRD SPECIAL2. Don't worry you haven't missed the party! Get your very own ZestDesk at a special price. You will be saving at least $260 off your ZestDesk! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH A SECOND MONITOR STAND. Love to multi-task with 2 screens, no problem! Get your very own ZestDesk with a second monitor stand. You will be saving at least $300! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH A BAG. If you are a mover & shaker you will love the ZestDesk & bag! You will be saving at least $320! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    ZESTDESK WITH THE LOT. Get amongst it with the ZestDesk, second monitor stand & bag. You will be saving at least $345! (Add shipping: AUD$40 for US, AUD$50 for Aus. & AUD$65 for the rest of the world)

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    HOT DESK PACK. Get 5 ZestDesks for the home, office or holiday house. You will be saving a huge $1,575! OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: AUD$87 per monitor stand & AUD$97 per bag (Add shipping: AUD$200 for US, AUD$250 for Aus. & AUD$325 for the rest of the world)

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