The most revolutionary standing desk for any office or home workspace. Healthy. Mobile. Affordable. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 16, 2014.
About this project
Studies show that sitting at work for extended periods of time can lead to severe health issues and decline in overall productivity. Standing, for just thirty minutes each day, has been proven to combat these health concerns and boost energy levels and concentration during and after the workday.
Our goal is to make standing at work as affordable and accessible as possible by offering a beautiful, mobile solution for under $200.
StorkStand's portable design encourages people to take full advantage of their office or home workspace. At just 4.2 LBS, StorkStand is a perfect solution for people who are on the go and can be easily transported anywhere. Collapse StorkStand to carry under your arm or throw in your beautiful StorkStand carry-bag. Whether you're at the office or on the road, a healthy, mobile workstation is always at your fingertips.
Because StorkStand securely attaches to your office chair, it easily becomes a sturdy podium for those important presentations or a mobile workstation, perfect for any office or home. We all deserve a window view, right?
The StorkStand's unique design is collapsible and easily stores under your desk or on a shelf. The entire product folds into a sleek 17" x 15.5" x 2.25" rectangle. A durable velcro strap provides additional strength when attaching to any chair and serves as a perfect storage strap when StorkStand is not in use.
We know you'll be trusting StorkStand to securely support your laptop and other valuable items, so we've made every desk as sturdy as possible. Each StorkStand can support up to 50 LBS by evenly distributing the weight of any item placed on the desktop over the center of your chair. The triangular design, rigid desk lip and durable strap work together to provide an extremely strong and lasting hold.
We realize that everyone uses a different chair in their office or home workspace. That's why we've worked tirelessly to ensure that StorkStand attaches to as many different models and types of office chairs as possible. Whether you have an ergonomic task chair or a leather executive chair, we are confident that StorkStand will work for you.
NOTE: Although StorkStand works perfectly with over 90% of office chairs, we recognize that some chairs are naturally more sturdy than others. Therefore, there is a small number of chairs that will not work perfectly with StorkStand. If you have any questions about your specific chair, we have included more information about suitable chairs in the FAQs section below.
Adjustable: StorkStand is easily adjustable to three different desktop angles. Choose the angle that is most comfortable and efficient for you or try different angles throughout the day.
Standing desks are expensive! The majority of standing desks on the market today retail for well over a thousand dollars, a hefty price tag for being healthy at work. Not to mention the lengthy application process and doctor's recommendation that many companies require from their employees.
We've built StorkStand to be the most affordable standing desk of its kind, putting the choice to stand in the individual's hands.
Healthy. Mobile. Affordable.
We've gone through a lengthy design and prototyping process to make sure our product is both beautiful and sturdy. From start to finish, we have maintained a dedication to nothing but the highest-quality parts and materials.
StorkStand was designed in San Francisco, and we are committed to manufacturing and assembling the majority of this high-quality product in the United States.
With your help, we can take StorkStand from prototype to reality. If we achieve our goal, here's what the next few months look like for the StorkStand Team.
Check out the full list of rewards to the right!
Risks and challenges
The StorkStand Team has gone through an extensive development and prototyping process to ensure that we are able to efficiently deliver a product of the highest quality to our backers.
In the past year we have received in-depth feedback from more than one hundred industry experts and beta testers throughout the entire development process. We have visited and qualified multiple local manufacturers for each product component. Final components will be delivered to a U.S. assembly facility for final quality assurance and assembling, to ensure that we are able to deliver the final product to our backers in a timely manner.
All materials have been pre-selected and quotes for tooling and manufacturing are in-hand. The manufacturers with whom we have partnered have been vetted for quality output and adherence to our production timeline.
While we have very carefully planned out the costs of raw materials, tooling, labor, and shipping, we are well-aware that there can be unforeseen events that adversely affect production. The development and manufacturing of a hardware product is a detailed and challenging task, even for the most experienced. However, our team has extensive experience with manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, and fulfillment with hardware products. All costs have been carefully detailed and calculated.
We have done our best to minimize risks and are confident that you will receive your StorkStand in a timely manner. Our goal is to help as many people we can to lead healthier lives, and we realize that we cannot achieve this if we cannot deliver on our promise to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our team of engineers and product designers has done its best to ensure that StorkStand is suitable to fit on as many chairs as possible - from ergonomic task chairs to comfy, leather executive chairs. StorkStand fits on over 90% of office chairs, so there is a very good chance that the product will work on your chair. Nonetheless, we want to make sure that StorkStand is a good fit for you.
Follow these simple steps to determine if your chair provides an optimal height for StorkStand's desktop surface:
1. Stand behind your office chair.
2. Hold your hands one inch above the very top of your seat back.
3. If you have a height-adjustable chair, adjust the height of the chair back to the most comfortable height for your hands, imagining you are typing or writing in this position.
If you feel comfortable using a desktop surface in the above position, your chair is likely a great height for StorkStand! Remember, the important part is to make sure your chair back is at a good height for your personal preferences. StorkStand only adds one inch (1") to the overall height of the chair back, so it's important that you have a chair that is at a good height for you from the start.
Here are several popular office chairs that work well with StorkStand (just a few of many):
Aeron Chair - Herman Miller
Mirra Chair - Herman Miller
Eames Aluminum Group (Mid-High Back) - Herman Miller
Cradle to Cradle Chairs - Herman Miller
Amia Chair - Steelcase
Gesture Chair - Steelcase
Leap Chair - Steelcase
Reply Chair - Steelcase
Think Chair - Steelcase
ReGeneration Chair - Knoll
LexMod Edge Office Chair
Alera Elusion Series
Flash Furniture High Back Chair
Office Star Space Professional Air Grid Chair
Flash Furniture Mesh Chair
And many more...
Here are several office chairs that are not ideal for use with StorkStand (due to chair height and/or shape):
SAYL Chair - Herman Miller
Eames Aluminum Group (low-back) - Herman Miller
Generation Chair - Knoll
Every StorkStand is meticulously designed to securely support your laptop, keyboard and other valuables that you might like to have accessible as your work. Every StorkStand is safe to securely hold up to 50 lbs.
To give you a reference point, a 13-Inch Apple MacBook Pro weighs approximately 4.5 lbs. Heavier laptops may weigh up to 8 lbs, but most are 6 lbs or less. Therefore, a StorkStand can easily support your laptop, cell phone, cup of coffee and anything else you might need for a more productive day at work.
Tyler Theret, National Accounts at Box, says:
"I'm surprised how sturdy it is. I use a nice laptop at work, so stability was an important question the first time I put my computer on a StorkStand. After using a StorkStand for ten seconds, I was convinced."
Our team of experienced engineers and product designers is committed to ensuring that your valuables are safe with StorkStand.
StorkStand's desktop is large enough to support 13", 15", and 17" laptops.
Yes, we currently ship StorkStand internationally. Simply choose the "StorkStand International" perk on the right side of the page.
Following our completed campaign, we will send a survey to our international backers to ask for your shipping address and details.
If you are located outside of the U.S. and are interested in ordering more than ten StorkStands, please feel free to send us a message at: 'email@example.com'
Thank you to all our international supporters!
Yes, although our Kickstarter campaign has ended, you can still order StorkStand at www.StorkStand.com.
Visit StorkStand.com to learn more about our products and our team.
We always love to hear from you. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can contact us at 'firstname.lastname@example.org.'
We always love to hear from you! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can contact us at 'email@example.com.'
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Thank you! Every little bit helps.
You will receive project updates, along with a personal thank you note from Mike and the StorkStand Team.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
STORKSTAND TOTE BAG.
Show your support with a limited edition StorkStand canvas tote bag. These sturdy 18 oz bags are perfect for picnics, farmers markets, or beach adventures. Includes a personal thank you note from the founder.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $129 or more
75 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD STORKSTAND.
Be the first to stand with StorkStand, straight off our San Francisco production line.
Includes a canvas tote bag for carrying your StorkStand, and a personal thank you from the founder. Be the first to show off your StorkStand at our most discounted price. (Limited Quantities Available)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $149 or more
195 backers Limited (5 left of 200)
EARLY BIRD STORKSTAND.
Missed the first wave of early bird? Don't worry, we've got your back. You can still stand for health with StorkStand at a discounted rate.
Includes a canvas carry-bag, and a personal thank you from the founder. (Limited Quantities Available)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $179 or more
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Experience the first mobile, compact, and affordable standing desk in your home or office. Ensure your health and productivity at an affordable price.
Includes a canvas carry-bag, and a personal thank you from the founder.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $199 or more
15 backers Limited (485 left of 500)
STANDING STARTER KIT.
Never used a standing desk before? Been on the hunt for a healthy and affordable solution? The Standing Desk Starter Kit includes a StorkStand, canvas tote bag, and a personal standing mat - all the tools you need to be successful when starting a healthy, upright lifestyle.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
23 backers Limited (177 left of 200)
Live outside the U.S.? No problem, we ship StorkStand internationally. Be the first to use StorkStand in your country and ensure your health and productivity at an affordable price. Includes StorkStand, canvas carry-bag and a personal thank you note from the founder. We can't wait to ship StorkStand to your home town! (Perk includes shipping to any country outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $399 or more
8 backers Limited (92 left of 100)
THE HEALTHY FAMILY.
This is the perfect StorkStand package for a family of three. Get all you need for you and two other people to start living a healthier life. Includes three StorkStands and three canvas carry-bags.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $659 or more
4 backers Limited (96 left of 100)
SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE.
Are you a startup or small business looking for a healthier office? This is the perfect package for a small business or startup with five employees who are looking to be healthier and more productive at work. Includes five StorkStands with canvas carry-bags. (Limited Quantities Available)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,790 or more
1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)
THE HEALTHY OFFICE.
The perfect package for co-working spaces, startups and companies that are looking to offer their employees healthy standing desks at an affordable price.
Package includes ten StorkStands with canvas carry-bags and personal standing mats, plus a one-hour consultation with the StorkStand founders to ensure that your office is functioning as healthily as possible. (Package is ideal for 10 to 25 employees - Limited Quantities Available).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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