Great desk!SirpaI love the fact that you can work standing and sitting!5
Great Investment!!!StephanieLOVE my stand up desk! I have been remote for 6 years and this desk was exactly what I needed. I used a top desk riser that was lifted by hand on springs for 6 years and now to have something motorized that's easy and a perfect fit for my small office space.5
Out of Box Not WorkingRobert T.There’s no frustration quite like when you finally get a piece of IKEA furniture put together, and then you go to turn it on (in this case raise it up) and it simply doesn’t work. Tried every plug and every combination of wire entry that I can think of, just nothing. Now I get to experience the personal joys of waiting at Ikeas product return check-in kiosk. Not sure if I need to fully dissemble this thing to get a working motor, or maybe I just should because this is probably just an omen. Here goes another 8 hours of my life.1
Worked Great for 4 years!Lauren G.This desk was everything for 4 years as an editor that works from home. I had motor issues but resetting always seemed to work and yeah it’s not great for my multiple monitors and leaning on it but I’m not complaining because I shouldn’t be leaning on it while working anyway. This latest reset didn’t work and it got stuck all the way in the down position. Sad to see it go but I don’t have the receipt anymore so I don’t think I can exchange it for the parts warranty. Sad to see it go and not sure if I should get the same desk again or a different brand.3
Love this desk!Marian D.This desk is everything I hoped it would be. The up and down motion is smooth and reliable, and the workspace area is roomy and sturdy. It's the priciest desk I've ever bought, but no regrets.5
Very stable and strong motorIESHAN J.We loved this table, bought it for my wife since she was asked to work from home and we land up buying one more for me.5
Great design and very strongIESHAN J.I really liked this table, using it for 6+ months.5
Tons of desktop space and great controlsLyndonEasy to assemble and the desktop has tons of room for my monitors, printers, and stationary boxes. The motor controls for moving it up and down are easy and convenient5
Bellamy deskRAYGreat change from the traditional desk this replaced. Lots of flexibility in work positions. Assembly was easy and works great5
Fancy & Good. Lack of the stabilityDONG Y.I love this desk. Motor is working well for stand/sit mode & white color is fancy as other IKEA white color product. One thing insufficient is... in the short side frame, bottom metal frame is not long enough or this side requires more frames to keep the desk stable in x-y.4
Bekant desk is an excellent productKATHRYNThis desk is everything I have come to expect from an IKEA product & more. It’s Solid, sturdy, made from high quality materials, & thoughtfully designed. And of course, easy to assemble. It’s very heavy. We have a 32” monitor plus laptop on it with plenty of room for another monitor & other desk items. The mechanics are excellent...the desk glides up & down smoothly & easily. We looked at many desks before purchasing this & I’m very happy with it.5
Great Sit/ Stand Feature; not as sturdy as I hopedCaliSewistI bought this about a month ago to serve as my sewing table. It was surprisingly easy to put together - my hubby and I did it in an hour or so. I love that I have the ability to sit or stand and sew at the push of a button. This does wonders for my back and neck problems. The hydraulics move the desk up and down at will and you can stop anywhere in between. I love that I can make tiny adjustments in the desk height that help my neck, back and shoulders feel more comfortable. All of the components are working well but the desk is not as sturdy as I hoped it would be. When I adjust the desk up and down, it sometimes gives subtle shakes throughout the surface of the desk top and so I have to move my sewing machine to the middle of the desk before raising or lowering the desk. My machine is only about 30 lbs and I would not call it heavy for a desk this size; however, the benefits outweigh the design flaws. As long as the electronics/hydraulics continue to operate smoothly, I'm a happy camper.4
Disappointing!Alex0601It's been less than 3 months I have started to use the desk and now it got stuck. It does not go down for some reason. I've ended up with a desk which does not work properly.1
Failure @ 20 monthsOnTheFloorI purchased this desk in March of 2018 and use it daily as I work from home. In Nov of 2019 the motor wouldn't lift the desk only lower. I contacted Ikea customer service and they mentioned there was a 10yr warranty. I had to disassemble the motorized legs and bring everything to my local store but without issue they exchanged them for a brand new set. The customer service made all the difference when the product failed. Keep up the good work.5
Does not fully function anymorekmanbearpigI was given this desk as a gift, and it worked wonderfully for a few months, until recently when it stopped working when going up. The motor dies every inch and I have to wait around for a few moments until it goes up another inch. Very Frustrating!1
Easy to assemble and useKIP22I have been very pleased with the ease of putting this desk together as well as it's day to day use as a spacious and well laid out desk. It is easy to raise and lower and it has enough space to allow for multiple uses of the desk (computer, paperwork etc)5
Desk will not raise.TroyRThis desk was great until it stopped working. THE DESK WILL NOT RISE ONLY LOWER. I have realized an unbelievable amount of people have this issue as far as reviews go! I think it is time to solve this problem. Spent 530 on a desk that only works half way. Very displeased.1
Many RegretsPreston00I have now had this desk for 9 months, so I think my opinions are well founded. This is a good desk IN THEORY. Good construction, but some of the placements are awful. FOR EXAMPLE; The support beam for the left side is far too close to where your chair would be. This has now cut open 3 chairs, and it has cut me twice lol. The lift and lower function no longer works (reliably) See I originally loved this desk, but now I wish I went with a different product. IKEA has not responded to any of my support tickets, and I don't really have the money to buy another sit stand desk. So, if you're limited in money, want support response, and want to have your desk last; Go somewhere else. I could have spent my money better by getting the Bekant Normal straight table, and bought some other stuff for my apartment. I'm personally pretty angry and won't be purchasing from IKEA again until they get back to me and fix this.1
Motor stopped working after 4 monthsJarrettAs stated above, the motor to move between the sitting and standing desk stopped working at 4 months. Now the desk is stuck at an awkward position and is borderline unusable. Furthermore I've tried for a couple weeks to get in touch with IKEA through their customer service line so I'm hoping I can get their attention here. I'd stay far away from this product.1
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With our sit/stand desks, you can easily move from sitting to standing whenever you want. Simply adjust the height of the desk to reach a comfortable standing or sitting position. Research suggests that changing positions throughout the work day can support overall health and well-being. So take a stand, now and again.
Our take on wood
Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA, we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
Create the best workspace for you
It’s important to create the most comfortable working environment to suit you. Working for longer periods of time while sitting or standing in a bad or uncomfortable position can cause neck and back injuries as well as other serious health problems. Find out what you can do to create an ergonomic workspace, and learn about the different quality tests we carry out and the materials we use. What’s an ergonomic workspace? Ergonomics is about designing products or environments to make them safe and comfortable for people to use. An ergonomic workspace is one that is customized to your personal needs, allowing you to work in a comfortable and safe way.
Feel good and work better
We want to help you achieve an ergonomic working environment that suits you and promotes good health. This means adjusting the workspace to your needs, adopting an ergonomic position and keeping as mobile as possible. The human body is made to move, so ideally, your workspace should give you the choice of sitting, standing and leaning, allowing you to change positions often. And if you feel good at work, you will work better.
Choosing the right chair, desk, monitor or lamp can help create a comfortable working environment, but it cannot correct bad posture. Make sure you adopt a good posture when sitting or standing for longer periods to avoid injury. Here are some tips on how to create a comfortable workspace.
You should be able to stretch your legs under the table and turn 90° to the left and right for freedom of flexibility. The hips and knees should be at an angle of approx. 95-100° with your feet flat on the floor. HEIGHT Choose a height-adjustable chair. When standing, the highest point of the seat should be just below your knee cap. You should aim for an even distribution of weight. Raise your chair if you feel pressure near the back of your seat, but if you feel pressure near the front of your seat, you should lower your chair. This will improve the circulation of blood and reduce the risk of swelling. SEAT TILT Use the seat tilt to lock a position and to improve your comfort. It will affect the distribution of weight and can provide better stability and support when you need it. A tilt of 5° is recommended.
LUMBAR SUPPORT A chair with lumbar support will relieve the small of your back from tension caused by tiredness. The tilt of the back support should allow you to sit with your upper body slightly reclined (recommended 110°). ARMRESTS Armrests can provide support for the upper part of your forearms, and reduce the stress on your shoulders and back. Make sure that the armrests do not prevent the chair from being drawn close to the desk, nor restrict natural movements. Also keep in mind that soft armrests will be more comfortable for your elbows.
A height-adjustable desk is ideal as it will allow you to change position often. Alternating between sitting and standing will reduce the risk of injury and increase circulation, as well as productivity. The top of your work surface should be elbow height and your elbows should be at a 90° angle when sitting or standing at your desk.
A standing support enables a position between sitting and standing, and is ideal when you have a height adjustable desk. It has the following advantages: Provides freedom of movement for your upper and lower body. Activates and strengthens the core muscles of your body. Gives you an open posture which improves your circulation and metabolic rate.
Make sure your monitor is not placed too close to you. With your chair pulled in and arms stretched in front of you, you should not be able to touch the screen. The monitor should be placed directly in front of you, with the top just below eye level. Placing the monitor too high can cause neck problems. For longer periods at your monitor, make sure your arms and wrists are supported. The keyboard and mouse should be placed around 4-6" from the edge of the desk, so that the wrists are supported, but not too far that your neck and shoulders lean forwards. The monitor should be tilted at 20°-30°, which is an optimal angle for the eyes as well as the neck and shoulders.
To provide ideal lighting you should consider a combination of general lighting, mood lighting and task lighting. A desk lamp is a type of task light that provides a concentrated beam of light over a limited area. This is useful when focusing on paperwork. General lighting provides a uniform light through the whole room. Mood lighting provides a cozy feeling and softens the contrasts between general and task lighting. Place the lamp on your left side if you are right handed to reduce shadows. Computers near a window should be roughly placed at a 90° angle to the window in order to avoid glare.
We test our products for quality, safety and durability to meet international testing standards. We have very tight restrictions on chemicals, and even though certain products meet international standards they might not meet our own higher standards. In that case we will not manufacture those products. Your safety is always our top priority.
We test that our products are in line with international standards according to or set by EN and ANSI/BIFMA. In addition, IKEA has its own chemical and quality testing. EN stands for European Norm. These standards are recognized throughout Europe and they assure strength, durability and stability. ANSI/BIFMA ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, which creates and oversees norms and standards, and accredits organizations like BIFMA to formulate tests for different sectors. BIFMA, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, creates standards for business furniture with the highest safety standards. The professional office furniture from IKEA is tested according to BIFMA’s safety and resistance requirements.
Tests are carried out in our test labs in Sweden and China in the product development phase. The test methods are the same for home and professional use, but for professional use the products are tested with heavier loads and more cycles.
How we test our office furniture
Desk and desk chairs that are intended for home use are tested to assure they are comfortable, stable, safe and durable. The series of tests we put our desk chairs through are more rigorous to meet the strict requirements on stability, strength and durability. For instance, the chairs are subjected to heavy loads up to about 300 000 times. Desks for home use are subjected to various tests including stability, strength and durability tests. The kinds of tests that are carried out depend upon the design of the desk, and which areas of the desk that are expected to be most exposed to wear and tear. Tests carried out on desks for professional use are stricter than those for home use. Desks that meet those standards will adhere to the following standards: EN 527, ANSI/BIFMA X5, which means we test their stability, durability and safety. For example, we might test the strength of a product by subjecting it to a vertical force of 100 kg for 10 seconds×10 times.
Storage Quality tests are carried out on storage furniture for safety and durability. Different parts including doors, drawers, surfaces and wheels are subjected to different tests. Storage furniture that has been tested for office use meets the following standards: EN 14073 and ANSI/BIFMA × 5.9.
We care about what goes into our products and always aim to use resources in the most efficient way possible. We choose our materials carefully while keeping prices low. Some materials work better for certain furniture depending on its use and design. For example, Melamine is often used in table tops because it has high surface resistance against scratches and marks. Melamine – a paper film with an impregnated print or pattern, which is applied under pressure to a board. The result is a durable, heat-resistant and water-repellent surface which is easy to keep clean. Veneer – thin layers of wood glued on to a board. All IKEA veneer is lacquered which makes it easy to clean, durable and protects it from moisture and scratches. Board on frame – A wooden board or fiber board with a honeycomb filling structure made of recycled paper. It is lightweight yet sturdy, and uses significantly less raw material. Bamboo – stronger and more flexible than most wood. Sustainable fast growing grass that produces twice as much oxygen than tree species.
Solid wood – a renewable, natural material that is durable and every piece is unique with its varying grain. IKEA sources all wood from closely inspected logging and carefully chosen forests. GLOSE leather – a soft yet durable dyed-through grain leather, treated with a protective coating. Easy to look after. Treat with ABSORB leather care set. Plastics - A synthetic or semi-synthetic material that can be molded and is made from oil or natural gas but also from plants. There are two categories of plastics: thermosplastics that can be heated, molded and melted, and thermoset plastics that cannot be remelted. The most commonly used in IKEA are thermoplastis such as polycarbonate and polypropylene. Wood plastic composite WPC – A mixture of wood and fiber that is molded into a form, combining the advantages of the two materials. It is strong and lighter than other plastics, making transportation costs lower and reducing environmental impact. Paint & lacquer powder coating is a process where dry powder paint is applied to a surface, often metal. It is an efficient and environmentally sustainable technique, since there’s little waste of powder and no solvents are used.
To work standing up
Good ideas thrive where the unusual is business as usual. So surprise your body with movement now and then – even if you’re super-concentrated on something for a long time. When you shift position, your blood circulation increases. It makes it easier to relax your back, neck and shoulders. With a height-adjustable desk, it’s easy to vary your work position. It can do wonders for your creativity and focus, and even be a good substitute for that extra cup of coffee.
Make 1+1 become 3
Sometimes we need to work on our own – sometimes we want to work together. Or just socialize. When we collaborate, we can share ideas, become inspired and create an environment where both businesses and people can flourish. To meet our changing needs, we need furniture that are as adaptable as we are. That makes it possible to create the workday we need and want.
Storage that takes you places
Storage with casters is easy to get out of the way when you want to turn the workplace into something else. Perhaps shift focus from one task to another, make room for cleaning or less serious stuff? Office supplies fit perfectly in storage with casters. It makes them easy to bring to the desk, the sofa – or wherever it is you prefer to work.
Two for one
Even if you have all your meetings online or out of the office, it can be a good idea to have an extra seat for colleagues or family members that want to stop by. When you’re on your own, you can use it for relaxation after a session by the screen – perhaps by doing a different type of work-task for a while. If you have little space, there are storage units approved to be used as seating as well.
Storage for people on the go
Storage units developed for standing work are handy if you don’t have a need or the space for a big desk. They can be used as presentation-desks, and if you add casters to them, you can easily move them around and rearrange the room in seconds.
Shared storage and shared spaces
Lack of storage seems to be a universal issue – no matter how disciplined you are or what you do for a living. Large storage units are convenient when you’re sharing storage with someone else. They can also be used as room dividers to create individual workspaces without walls or doors.
Hide or show what you’re storing
If you go for closed storage, it will always look nice and tidy no matter what is hidden inside the cabinets. With glass doors, you get an overview of what’s in the cabinets and can protect your stuff from dust. They also give an opportunity to show visitors things you are extra proud of.
To work sitting down
When you feel like working sitting down, choose a chair that adapts to you, not the other way around. Make sure it gives back support, is adjustable and can swivel – allowing for that all-important movement. You want to be able to sit upright and have your monitor at eye height, and your arms and elbows at a 90-degree angle with your hands just above your keyboard. If you need extra support for your lower back, choose a chair that has lumbar support.
A chair without armrests provides freedom for natural movement, but a chair with armrests will support the upper part of your forearms, thereby reducing stress on shoulders and back. Make sure the armrests don’t prevent you from drawing the chair close to the desk.
Chairs with casters
If you want a chair that can roll around and is easy to move, make sure it has safety casters. The safety casters make the chair stay in place when you get up from it.
Do yourself a favor, change position now and then instead of sitting or standing all day. A sit/stand support doesn’t have any back-support or armrests. It allows for a flexible work position at both desks and high tables. You get a more open posture – good for your circulation and core muscles, and awesome for both body and mind.
Managing the essentials
Cables. We need them, but we don’t want to see them. They’re easy to trip on, and it can be hard to know which one goes where. A cable management solution helps you to organize and hide the cables. It also makes your workstation look less cluttered and cleaning a whole lot easier. There are a several different cable management systems to choose from, see which one that suits you best.
Digital help that works in real life
There are a number of technological aids that can make your working life easier. With NFC (Near Field Communication) you can lock away your things with a card key instead of a regular key. There are also apps that you can use to control some desks. The apps can remind you to move around now and then, so you get a healthier workday. Or automatically set your favorite height if you share a height-adjustable desk with someone else.
Reduce noise pollution
Your ears should feel just as comfortable at work as your back, neck and shoulders. What someone thinks is calming background sound, can be noise to someone else. With soft-closing doors and drawers you can reduce noise pollution. You can also use fabrics, cushions and rugs to dampen sounds, soften echoes and give the office a homier feeling.
Feel at home at work
Apart from having flexible furniture, there are other things you can do to make magic happen at work. Decorate with plants that improve the air quality. Let daylight in – without causing glare. Make sure there’s access to hot drinks and cold water. But above all, challenge truths, try new things and ask for help if you need it. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable at work.
Forests are critical for life on earth
Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.
100% wood from more sustainable sources
At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030
As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.
We accomplish more by working together
For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.
What is particleboard?
Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.
Stay active at work!
With BEKANT electric sit/stand underframe you can raise and lower your desk with the simple touch of a button. That helps you change working positions often and keeps your body active. The lowest position for sitting is 22" and the highest for standing is 48".
"When we designed the BEKANT series our goal was to make flexible desk combinations that encourage collaborations, meetings and creativity. The desks come in different sizes and shapes – you can use one alone or combine them to suit your needs. And they’re easy to add onto, or change, any time your needs do. To encourage a healthy work environment, most underframes have a sit and stand function that allows you to vary positions. Also, this series has been tested and approved for professional use, so it’s perfect in all types of offices."