For many, standing desks are a healthier option to work, allowing for more mobility and less potential for repetitive strain injuries. TreeHugger Mike has tried it, and Lloyd has written frequently about various standing desk designs, and how some office workers are even hacking their own versions.
But one complaint we've heard often is how expensive and ugly they can be. St. Louis, Missouri based Artifox came up with this lovely minimalist design made out of solid maple wood, and featuring a bunch of clever organization details.
Inspired by the traditional writing desk, this elevated, standing 54-inch by 27-inch workstation offers integrated cable management, keeping pesky things out of view and out of the way. It also doubles as a place to stash your hard drives.
In addition to a convenient peg for hanging bags, coats and headphones, there are built-in docks for your mobile devices, and a handy, clip-on, powder-coated message board that you can choose in either white or slate-black. There's a neat little circular eraser too, and upright cylinders that act as folder organizers.
The desk has adjustable feet that allows it to shift from 40 to 45 inches tall, and magnetic clips for cables to attach to the table legs. The metal is made with aircraft grade aluminum hardware.
The desk is priced at USD $2,000 but is built to last, and looks much better than most metal and hacked standing desks we've seen. It can be customized for left- or right-handed users and in different finishes, so if you've been looking for an elegant, wooden standing desk, this may be a good option to look at. More over at Artifox.