Finding Your Ideal Desk and Seat Height While Working

Desks and chairs are inseparable and always come together, but sometimes they might not complement each other. Finding the right desk means that you are conscious about your health or at least would like to improve your health. 

The right chair, adjusted to the right height, for example, can help improve posture, prevent back pain, and solve your neck and arm problems. 

How do you know if a desk and chair you have chosen are right for you? If you find yourself hunching over or stretching out your neck forward to reach your laptop or computer to see more clearly, then that specific desk is not right for you.

How to Determine the Right Sitting Position

Matching the right chair and working desk is essential if you are working long hours. The chair should reach the level of your kneecap while sitting at the table, and your knees should be at 90 degrees angle with your feet flat on the floor.

The Ideal Desk Height for Sitting and Standing

There is no perfect measurement when finding the right desk height because people come in different shapes and sizes. 

The desk and chair's height must match so that when you are in a seating position, your arms rest at a comfortable 90 degrees. However, other things need to be considered. 

If you are sitting or standing at your desk, your arms should rest in line with your torso. You should feel that your hands rest comfortably on the desk while you are working. 

If your elbows are not at a 90-degree angle, the desk should be raised, or the chair should be lowered. On the other hand, if the elbows are in less than a 90-degree angle, the desk should be lowered, or the chair should be raised.

More and more people including companies are promoting ergonomic chairs and desks in the office when it comes to furniture and equipment. Ergonomic furniture must be considered to create a convenient and efficient office space. It supports proper posture and promotes the well being of employees. 

There are various benefits if your workspace is ergo-friendly.

- Boosts productivity

If employees are healthy, they are more likely to produce quality work. It also leads to fewer distractions from work-related illnesses. So, a healthy employee is a productive employee.

- Reduces pain

Ergonomic furniture is the best choice for employees who are concerned about their posture. The right ergonomic desk and chair help realign their spine and prevent work-related injuries that can hinder good job performances.

- Improves wellness 

Employee wellness affects the physical and mental ability of a person. If they feel that they are being taken care of, employees will feel happy and satisfied in the workplace.

Sit and Stand Desks

Sit and stand desks are very popular nowadays. It offers more comfort compared to traditional offices. It will provide you with the perks of standing and sitting throughout your workday, which will make you more comfortable and less prone to office-related injuries.

On that note, at AnthroDesk, we offer a wide variety of sit-stand desks, with different desk frames and tabletop combinations that you can choose from.

Manual crank desk 

The hand-operated crank manually adjusts the height of a manual crank desk. It uses a simple cog and wheel system that turns the drive rod that raises and lowers the unit, and the telescopic mechanism adjusts its width. 

You can also select your tabletop option; the laminate tops are durable, water-resistant, and 1" thick. These desks are reversible, and you can choose which side you use. There are various options that you can choose from, or you can use your tabletop.

Programmable Dual Motor Electric Standing Desk

The dual-motor design operates smoother and doesn’t need a motor built into the desk legs. The handset control can be programmed to four different heights. The numbered preset button gives you the authority to customize its height. 

You have an option to order only the frame or use your tabletop. Laminate tops are durable, water-resistant, and 1" thick. They are reversible, so you can choose the side you want to use.

Programmable Single Motor Electric Standing Desk. 

It has similar benefits as the Dual Motor Electric Stand Desk; the only difference is that the single motor option has a powerful and quiet electric motor that lifts the desk to any height. The handset control and tabletop options are the same for the individual motor.

L-Desk Standing Desk with Programmable Adjustable Height Controls 

The height of the desk is adjusted by three powerful motors built into the desk legs. These three motors operate efficiently and don't need to work as hard to lift your desktop. 

This also includes a handset control with two memory presets and a "Home" button, which allows the desk to raise or lower depending on your customized heights. 

The tabletop recommendation for L-Desk is two abutting 30'x60 tabletops to form the 'L' top (or use a 30" x60" and a 30" x72" should you prefer an even larger surface.

Tabletop options for the desk frame:

  • Reversible Black/Mahogany Laminate (48x30 or 60x30);
  • Reversible White Maple Laminate (48x30 or 60x30);
  • Solid Wood Oak (60x30);
  • Solid Wood Walnut (60x30).


You might be thinking that ergonomic desks are just ordinary furniture or a type of fancy furniture. These desks also have different functionalities, and best of all, they promote both health and wellness. 

Ergonomics desks are all about versatility and comfort. Sitting or standing for too long is not healthy, but you get the best of both worlds with a sit-stand desk.

Combining sitting and standing at the same time while working helps you become more productive. Why? Simply because you are in a relaxed state of mind, telling your body to go to sleep and work less.

When you stand, your muscles pump blood to your brain. This increases your energy levels and improves your concentration, which in turn improves your mood, too. 

People who often stand in an office can freely move and work with each other better. They tend to collaborate better with their colleagues and energize the entire workplace. With all of this in mind, consider the best sit-stand desk and ergonomic chair for you.