More than the sum of its parts, the Focal Upright Locus Desk, together with the Locus seat, are really at the vanguard of the Standing Revolution in office ergonomics. As is often the case for radical design, the Focal Upright system was hacked by Martin Keen for himself while he was designing his signature footwear. Knowing he had created a winner, when he sold his shoe company, he launched the Focal Upright Furniture line. This is not a sit to stand desk, but rather a perching to standing desk. Held aloft on a very supportive and comfortable standing support as part of the system, the Locus Desk features a variable angle and height adjustable primary surface with non-skid mat that can fully support your forearms at a comfortable angle for computer work. The optional (but required if using an external monitor) shelf stays level and allows you to set your monitor on it or clamp a monitor arm while freely adjusting the angle of the primary surface up to 15º.
The combination of perching and standing is low impact physical activity, the kind that even the AMA is now supporting. The good part is that instead of being distracting, it actually encourages focus. Thus the name Focal. Trust us, you just have to try it and you'll get it. We certainly do. In fact, Applied Ergonomics is the exclusive dealer in Chicago or the Midwest for Focal Upright Furniture.
The Locus Desk can comfortably accommodate a person ranging in height from 4’11″ to 6’8″. The desk top is easily raised and lowered with a crank; the lifting mechanism is rated to 180 lbs. The box included a synthetic leather work surface, two cup/pencil holders and cable management clips, not to be confused with the cable management tray. Available in your choice of American walnut, white oak or laminate (black or white) desk top. Optional upgrades includes a Stay Flat Shelf, and iMac Bracket, an LED Worklight and Cable Management Tray. The desk is sourced globally and assembled in Rhode Island.
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