Our Mission

"On average, we sit for 11.5 hours a day, every day of the week– in the car, in the office, and in front of the TV in the evening. That's more than 4000 hours per year!
We can change some of that without losing time or comfort."

Éric LeBel, Co-founder
Photo of Mr. Eric Lebel, co-founder of Standsome Americas Inc.

The Standsome is an upgrade with a mission: to make everyone’s daily work healthier and more sustainable. It does this by transforming any conventional desk into an individually height-adjustable standing workstation. What matters is the correct posture, both externally and internally. A Standsome not only strengthens the backs of its users, but also enables them to stand up for what they believe in: achieving a healthy work lifestyle!

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Health at work

Occupational health is at the heart of our work. Standsome provides a preventive and lasting solution to the lack of daily exercise. It’s a product for everyone: affordable and made to share.

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Resources

We have created a sustainable production line by carefully selecting our resources and designing our manufacturing process. However, engaging in sustainable entrepreneurship does not end with production, it also extends right to our customers’ doors.

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Fairness

The Standsome is made in North America and the production is transparent. We are a team of young people who grow every day with our tasks and with Standsome. The cooperation with tree planting organizations was initiated by real conviction!

German sustainability award

Thanks to our mission, Standsome was nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2021 in the category design.

Our contribution

Work health

Our product : the standsome!

Installed in seconds using the plug-in principle, a Standsome standing workstation offers stable work surfaces. It can easily be adapted to the perfect ergonomic standing position of any body size from 160-200cm (5.3′ – 6.7′) : The arms must be relaxed perpendicular to the work surface while vision is directed forward with the spine correctly aligned.

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Affordable solution

As an affordable solution to common height adjustable tables, anyone can work with a Standsome and maintain a healthy posture. In addition, the Standsome is based on the Sharing is Caring principle! Its flexibility allows several people to share a Standsome. If you want, even one Standsome is enough for five office workers!

Cooperation with
Captain Standsome

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kaptain has obtained a Master of Arts degree in health management and a doctorate in sports science at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. Since 2012 he has been working as a lecturer at the German University for Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG) and the BSA Academy, where he was appointed professor in 2014.

After setting up a training therapy program in 2004 and opening a training centre in 2006, he decided to pass on his practical experience as a consultant in the field of occupational health management and designed training and health measures with a sustainable structure.

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Ressource conservation

Sky is the limit: maybe that’s our motto, but we also know that it can only work if the ozone layer in the sky remains intact. That’s why we do everything we can to make what we already do even better and to put new ideas into practice: avoiding waste, promoting sustainability and protecting the environment from further damage. In doing so, we pay attention to the most sustainable use of resources. We test, test and test until we have found the optimal solution for each product. This is the only way to achieve our goal of optimizing the present and the future.

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FSC-certified birch wood

The Standsome is made exclusively from FSC-certified plywood. We can consequently guarantee that the wood is obtained from trustworthy timber industries. The plywood used is very strong, elastic and flexible at the same time: ideally suited for further processing by craftsmen.

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Plastic-free packaging

Custom-made cartons beyond the standard dimensions ensure that only as much cardboard is used as is absolutely necessary. Padding and packaging materials are reused, parcel tape made of paper is utilized and the parcels are shipped completely plastic free!

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Responsible shipping

Thanks to FedEx EarthSmart commitment to environmental sustainability, the Standsome is shipped with the lowest negative impact possible on nature. Thus, we manage to combine e-commerce with sustainability.

 
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Fair working conditions

Fair working conditions

The Standsome is made in owner-run craft businesses in North America. This local proximity allows us to encourage local craftmanship and personal exchange allows us to generate synergies and increase our know-how. In addition, not only do we aim to positively influence the working conditions of others, but we also rely on an innovative corporate structure.

 
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Transparency

Transparency in all areas has always been a top priority for us. The Standsome is manufactured in North America, from design to processing. All wages are paid directly in North America, and the same for taxes, logistics and fees. Nevertheless we can offer the Standsome at a fair and affordable price.

For example, the price of the Standsome includes 23% equipment and salaries and 25% taxes and fees. Another 16% stems from the wood, delivery and storage and another 21% is due to its processing. That leaves 7% for investments and product development, 6% for advertising and, of course, 2% per sold Standsome for reforestation and afforestation initiatives. We do our best to present everything about the Standsome in a clear and understandable way. In case there are any questions, our team will be happy to answer! Between milling machines, sawdust and paint cans it can get quite lonely in the long run. We love our customers and are happy to get to know them. See you soon!

1 tree planted for each standsome

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With every Standsome sold we donate to selected non-profit organizations that plant trees in the backyard of the Americas. Our own backyard! North America has particularly suffered from centuries of unconscious human exploitation and behaviour. This had, and still has, a dramatic impact on the ecosystem, on natural protection against disasters and the economy.

For every purchase, we commit in planting a new tree where it is needed in North America. We support many restoration programs concentrating efforts where there is a need for reforestation and afforestation. This way we all help in cleaning our air, store carbon and release oxygen. Every Standsome sold means more forest and meaningful ecological actions.

 

Our products

Standsome Slim

Heart and soul & portable craftsmanship: The Standsome Slim is our entry level unit. With a small foot print, it’s perfect to accomodate tighter spaces or customers working with little equipment. The Slim is also available with a wider shelf as the Standsome Wide or with an additional second shelf.

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Standsome Double

Elegance & portable craftsmanship! Bigger than the Slim, the Standsome Double comes standard with two shelves for more space and work options. The hand caressing and scratch-resistant coating makes the Standsome Double a shining eye-catcher – and you a healthy stand-up!               

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Standsome Free

With the Standsome Free, our mission of a healthy work lifestyle now really comes down to earth. Taller than the Slim and Double it remains portable. It’s an all in one, stable, space-saving and stylish sitting and standing desk. The Free is also available with two shelves as the Standsome Free Double.

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