Supporting your body as you move is a concept we defined and designed into every one of our work chairs. Now we’re taking health-positive movement to a new level with the Renew Sit-to-Stand Table. It makes moving from sitting to standing—and back again—a natural part of your day. Combined with a great chair, it gives you a full range of supported movement to help you stay more active and healthier while you work.
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A Healthier Way to Work
Our bodies aren't designed to stay in one position. We were made to move. But between sitting and sleeping, most Americans are sedentary for around 21 hours a day. Research shows links between sedentary lifestyles and a higher risk of diabetes, some cancers, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. But the Renew Sit-to-Stand Table makes it easier to change positions throughout the day.
Renew lets you enjoy all the perks of healthy movement without disrupting your thoughts or your technology. A soft, paddle-shaped switch works exactly as you’d expect it to, moving up to raise the table and down to lower it—an idea so sensible that you can use it without looking or even thinking about it. A range of adjustments let you choose the perfect sitting or standing height, or share a space without compromising on comfort.
Integrated Cord Management
Renew’s seamless design routes cords neatly through the legs and into a trough below the table, keeping them easily accessible but cleanly out of sight. Need to update technology? There’s no need to crawl on the floor. Just raise the table and reach underneath. This simple system powers all the tools you need to do your job while eliminating visual chaos from every angle.
Every inch of Renew was thoughtfully considered from your point of view and the person sitting or standing next to you. Softly angled corners underneath prevent bumps and bruises. Slim-profile legs give you more room to move. A top-to-bottom design looks presentable from all angles, even when the table is raised. And a design that integrates easily helps you create a dynamic, supportive place to work.
Natural Part of Your Office
Renew works in all the same places you do. Use it in a private office, collaborative spaces, integrated with system furniture, or in an open office. It even works in a conference room, giving you the freedom to hold efficient stand-up meetings or stay fresh by making healthy movement a part of your agenda.
Renew’s height adjustment system sips electricity, using less energy than a cell phone charger left plugged into the wall—and the optional counterweight mechanism uses no electricity at all. It’s designed to ship in just two boxes, minimizing space during transportation and reducing packaging waste.
When we set out to design a new height-adjustable table, there were already several options on the market. But the world’s best sit-to-stand table? That had yet to be invented. So we partnered with designer Brian Alexander to completely rethink the solution, giving every inch of it the attention it deserved.
Alexander began with his favorite source of insights: observing humans at work. While watching people interact with other height-adjustable tables, he noticed that they often changed positions when they changed tasks. “When people are focused in, they tend to sit for longer periods,” he said. “When they stand up, it signals a shift in attitude, like a second wind. The various postures and frequencies are a direct reflection of the work they’re doing and what’s right for them.”
He realized that to harmonize with this natural behavior, a height-adjustable table should flow up and down effortlessly. “When you’re paying people to do things cognitively, you don’t want something like a switch to interfere with their thought processes,” he said. That insight led to the paddle-shaped switch he designed for Renew, which moves up and down so intuitively that people can use it without thinking about it.
Another challenge was eliminating the visual chaos created by power and data cords. Alexander’s solution was to route cables invisibly through Renew’s leg and into a trough beneath the table. Modeled after a spice rack, the trough uses a shallow space and tabbed organizers to display all of the cables at once, letting you find the one you need at a glance when it’s time to unplug or update technology.
Most other tables use vertical steel blades for structure under the work surface, Alexander said, “Those can be wicked to find with your kneecaps.” Instead, he positioned Renew’s legs farther out, adding valuable swing room for your legs. He also softened every angle under the table into a smooth, planar surface that lets knees glance off harmlessly.
Designing the world’s best sit-to-stand table meant reconsidering every surface—including the bottom. “When you have a person standing next to a person sitting, the underside of the table is at eye level,” he explained. “Making it as visually tidy as the rest makes sense. It speaks to a level of fit and finish that the product deserves.”