Altwork Station: An alternative way to work?
As an office design company, our inboxes are constantly being filled with
“breaking news” about newly innovative solutions to modern office furniture.
And recently we’ve been hearing more and more about a task chair and
workstation designed by an American startup called Altwork.
It’s been six years in the making and is an ergonomic solution that is completely
customisable, converting from a standing desk to a more traditional sitting desk
to a reclined position. While this all sounds great on paper, does it really work?
Admittedly, the photos do seem to show a chair that is the prime example of
comfort and we can certainly imagine watching Netflix from the Altwork
Station, but is it really a feasible way to work? Take a seat or stand at your
desk as we explore the thought process behind the Altwork Station…
The science of comfort
emerged as a result of
World War II, when
workers’ comfort first
important to employers,
as comfort in both
factories and in the
cockpit could save lives.
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