It is now widely accepted that the amount of sitting we do is ruining our health. A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting down. Our technology has made us the most sedentary humans in history. Yet the simple task of standing up for an extra 3 or 4 hours a day could reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. With our range of products and services you can change the way you work forever, and you'll feel better for it too.
Standing up to work at a desk is not a new thing. In the 50's, Ernest Hemmingway preferred to write standing up and even advocated it. There is growing evidence to support that we are seriously damaging our health by being seated for so long. On average, standing up for three hours will burn 144 calories. Regular changes in the workplace can make long term improvements, and small changes, such as standing at your desk, can make quite a big difference to your health.
Standing has other benefits other than just physical. It can increase energy, boost creativity, and focus concentration. Larger organisations are taking this very seriously. Google has started rolling out sit stand desks across its London offices, with other companies implementing similar strategies. It is important that future office environments are designed to incorporate sit stand workstations to counteract the sedentary aspect of office life.
Sit Stand Workstations [SSW] is part of Dragonfly Office. As a company, Dragonfly has been creating fabulous office environments for nearly 15 years. We are passionate about the interiors and offices we create, and especially so about sit stand desks. Standing up at our own desks has fundamentally changed the way we work, and we'd not want to go back to being seated all day. Balance is the key issue, some days we sit down more - other days we stand all day. By providing flexible and simple solutions, we make sit stand workstations a no brainer.
We've spent many years building a range of quality furniture and products. Our sit stand workstations are designed in both the UK and from across Europe. We offer both manual and electronic height adjustably, and also newer gas stem technology - with instant repositioning. We like to think our designs stand up for themselves.
We believe the office should be a living space, divided into various zones and areas using colours, textures, patterns and shape combinations. We extend the philosophy of a dynamic, flowing, environment by adding areas for ad-hoc meetings. Breakout zones help stimulate the creative side, and offer a chance to work away from the hubbub.
"To give substance to ideas, and inspiration to deliver the best working environments at a reasonable price."
We will never be the cheapest, neither will we be the most expensive. We aim to deliver great looking office spaces using furniture that has the look and feel of something far more expensive.
Our key driver in this is quality.
"We began using Dragonfly back in 2007 having opted for a re-brand of our image. The products are of very good quality and still look great 7 years on, with a modern/contemporary feel. We have since refurbished 2 additional offices utilising Dragonfly products. The service and value for money are such that we have never felt the need to source our office furniture elsewhere."
REUBEN HEWARD-MILLS, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - Greenfield Estate Agents
Dragonfly are always reliable and have good quality products. We have been using them for a number of years and they have consistently performed to a very high standard. We will be using them again in the future without doubt. "
JAMES LITTLE, MANAGING EDITOR - Palladian Publications Ltd
Dragonfly Office have been fantastic to work with. They have been incredibly professional on every level. One of the most important qualities at Dragonfly is their communication skills are excellent - It has been a pleasure dealing with such a friendly team who gave us an amazing personal service. We will always recommend them and we will definitely be using them again.
PATSY ROBERTSON - Lime Kiln Business Centre.