The key to remaining healthy while at work is to alternate between standing and sitting positions. The Humanscale Design Studio was determined to create a height-adjustable desk without a cumbersome, hard-to-use crank. The result is Float, a sit/stand table that makes changing postures virtually effortless — a testament to the Humanscale principles of superior performance, simple functionality and long-lasting, beautiful design. Float makes standing almost effortless and instant. By eliminating awkward cranks and noisy, slow motors, Float removes obstacles that typically discourage the use of height-adjustable desks. Operating Float is as easy as standing up.

Float is a revolutionary standing office desk that brings effortless operation to traditional sit-stand products. Ease of use is at the heart of Float, as it seamlessly adjusts between sitting and standing postures without interrupting workflow. With a minimal aesthetic, Float complements traditional offices and home workspaces.
Using a patented counterbalance mechanism that replaces older technology, Float encourages an active workspace by allowing the user to move effortlessly from sit to stand positions. Float is also available in an electric option.
Materials and Manufacturing Process: Precision steel tube pultrusion, Aluminum die casting, Sheet steel forming, CNC machining, Powder coating
Collaborators: Fabian Monsalve, Hamid Zaberdjad, Humanscale Engineering Team
Company: Humanscale
Year: 2013
Product Name: Float
Product Type: Sit Stand
Awards: iF product design award, Best of NeoCon, Buildings Magazine Innovations Awards, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Innovations Awards, Architects Choice Award, Bureaux Expo Award