Sit-to-Stand is Here to Stay

How to ensure it benefits your people and your organization

A collaborative office setting featuring a long Locale workbase, two sit-to-stand desks, and a blue Mirra 2 office chair.

Take a Stand for Movement

Combined with good chairs, height-adjustable work surfaces provide the variety people need to sit well, stand well, and be well.

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Foster Health

Movement leads to better physical—and financial—health, setting the stage for performance, well-being and even happiness.

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Strike a Balance

Standing all day is not the cure for sitting all day. Alternating between the two during the day is best.

An illustration of a Locale workspace with an adjustable desk positioned at standing height.

Boost Movement

Some people do work that keeps them at their desks all day. They need movement more than anyone. A sit-to-stand solution gives it to them, right at their desks.

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Discover the Herman Miller Difference

We have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of work that leads to a more natural and desirable experience for people, no matter where they sit and stand.

Robert Propst, inventor of the Action Office system, perches on a stool to work at a standing-height surface.


In 1968, Robert Propst wrote, “Man’s physical machine has evolved to do many things well but no single thing continuously. ...the office can be a kinetic active, alert, vigorous environment.” His Action Office System featured a stand-up desk, which he argued “would do more than anything else to overcome sedentary decline.” We’ve offered standing surfaces ever since.

Adjacent workstations equipped with sit-to-stand surfaces, one positioned at seated height and one at standing height.


At its best, design is a response to social change; we developed Living Office in response to the evolution of work. A purposeful variety of settings helps people feel more creative, connected, and engaged in their work. So does purposeful movement. Our ongoing ergonomic research shows the combination of sitting, standing, and moving in varying amounts is vital, especially at the desk.

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Research shows that a choice between sitting and standing combined with training on the benefits of postural change is most effective at reducing sitting time, which benefits both the individual and the organization. Our Ergonomics Consultants can help organizations reduce risk factors while increasing employee health, comfort, and productivity.


Provide Movement for Everyone

Explore our complete portfolio of sit-to-stand solutions.

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Renew Link

Renew Link makes standing desk systems better, helping organizations condense their real estate footprint while improving employee health and focus. By accommodating both sitting and standing work postures, Renew Link brings a new level of individual choice to shared work environments.

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A Renew Link standing desk system with eight work surfaces, blue fabric screens, and blue and white Mirra 2 office chairs. Two of the work surfaces are raised to standing height.
A Nevi Link standing desk system with four work surfaces, gray fabric screens, and a black Aeron office chair. One of the work surfaces is raised to standing height.

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Nevi Link

Fit more people into your office without sacrificing their comfort with Nevi Link. This system of sit-to-stand desks encourages regular movement and condenses your real estate footprint through a streamlined design. It’s how we’re helping you create an active and efficient office and a healthy bottom line.

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With its clean lines and lightweight, uncluttered design, Ratio blends into the modern office landscape. It works seamlessly with our other products — from desk and storage systems to task chairs and side tables — to create a dynamic work environment where movement throughout the day is intuitive.

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Adjacent Ratio adjustable desks positioned at seated and standing heights with blue privacy screens.
A Motia standing desk with dark gray legs and white work surface raised to standing height.

Motia Sit-to-Stand Tables

Designed to integrate into any workplace, Motia helps keep people moving between healthful positions with height adjustability that’s easy to use. This standing desk features a range of options that allow people to customize their workspace based on their needs, including switches, surface shapes, accessories, power options, and cable management. Durable, reliable, and versatile, Motia desks are a great value.

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Nevi Sit-to-Stand Tables

We think people should be able to sit—or stand—comfortably. With the efficiently designed Nevi Sit-to-Stand Tables, you don’t have to choose between getting desks or ergonomic office chairs or accessories—you can have it all. Nevi encourages regular movement between postures for better energy and productivity and is available in refined, timeless finishes that harmonize with the entire Herman Miller portfolio.

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A Nevi standing desk with light gray legs and white work surface raised to standing height.
Two people talking at a standing-height work surface in the middle of an office setting.


Go Deeper

Learn more about the thinking behind our solutions and how they help other organizations accomplish their objectives.

Harry's: A Cut Above

Learn how sit-to-stand creates a working neighborhood for one team in this fast-growing startup.