Upstand (ABN: 32 812 316 682) is an Australian business that began in 2019 and is located at Terrigal Beach in New South Wales. If you'd like to get in touch with us, please visit our contact page.
My Design Journey.
As a designer my goal was to create a stand up desk that would stand out from the other standing desks on the market. The desk had to be reliable, sturdy, easy to operate, attractive and fun.
I spent the next year and a half sketching and fine tuning my designs, registering a company and domain name, building prototypes, testing different materials, talking with manufacturers, obtaining a Patent and building a web site.
Now the Upstand is unmistakably an exclusive piece of furniture specifically designed for an iPad, laptop or keyboard. When the desk is closed it transforms into a flat pack unit designed for easy storage. The opening and closing technique is intuitive and only takes only a couple of seconds to operate. It was my intention to design and create a desk from simple and sustainable materials and still deliver a superior level of finish.
My Health Journey.
I lived with back pain for a long time, and after finally visiting a Chiropractor his advice was simple... walk more and sit less. So I found an empty cardboard box under my desk and put my laptop on it... I was now standing, and that was the beginning of Upstand.
Our passion is to create a collection of versatile, affordable and portable, folding stand-up desks that everybody can use and ultimately benefit from. I have now settled on a design ready to take to the market...Enjoy!