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Founder Luke Leafgren Recognized as 50onFire Finalist!

We’re incredibly proud of founder and visionary Luke Leafgren for being chosen as one of BostInno’s 50onFire finalists in the design category.

BostInno’s annual year-end 50onFire awards celebration recognizing the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries. Or as they put it, “No cliché awards ceremony. No boring speeches. Just a room of Boston’s brightest gathering to celebrate 50 of Boston’s best.”

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StandStand Production Stacks

A Look at the StandStand Production Process

StandStand is manufactured in the United States using sustainable materials, with all production based out of my hometown of Superior, Wisconsin. Paul Peterson, my football and mock trial teammate from high school, runs the show out of his woodworking shop, Rob’s Custom Cabinetry, which his dad passed on to him.

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StandStand Bamboo Face

The StandStand Story: An Iterative Process

One morning during a meditation session, the thought crossed my mind that I could make a portable standing desk, something I could carry as easily as my laptop and set up on any table and desk. Since tables and desks are found everywhere, I only needed to raise my computer about twelve inches.

I made my first prototype within a week. I thought a trapezoid would give stability, but it pivoted back and forth a lot. When I added two sticks to brace it, that was already six pieces—too many to carry easily.

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Using StandStand Outdoors with Luke Leafgren

8 Product Features That Define StandStand

Sitting is deadly! In recent years, scientists have found that the more you sit, the earlier you die. In fact, sitting is “more dangerous than smoking.”

I started getting nervous because my work and hobbies have me sitting at the computer for many hours every day. I thought about investing a lot of money in a standing desk, which have been shown to improve your health, burn more calories, and even make you 10% more productive.

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