The Desk, The Team

Sitting is the new smoking! Too much sitting can cause damage to your back, hips, heart, and even increase the odds of getting cancer. Standing while working, on the other hand, has been shown to improve productivity and focus. Plus, it’s more fun! At StandStand, we’re fueling the #Standvolution, with our unique portable standing desk.

One morning, during a meditation session, Luke Leafgren conceived the idea of creating portable standing desks, which resulted in StandStand! Impeccably designed and incredibly strong, StandStand is the only truly portable standing desk and it folds down to the size of a laptop, weighs around two pounds, and takes just seconds to assemble. Made in the USA out of sustainable birch and bamboo, StandStand provides the health benefits of a standing desk wherever you choose to use your laptop — at home, the office, a coffee shop, or anywhere else.


Most traditional standing desks cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and on top of that, they stay in the same place! Luke created StandStand so that more people could stand up for their health wherever they go. With our portable laptop tables, you can support good health habits regardless of where you work.

StandStand launched on Kickstarter and benefited from 1,836 supporters who helped raise funds to get this portable laptop desk business off the ground. Publications like Slate, Apartment Therapy, and the New York Times have also supported our business by highlighting StandStand’s design and affordability.

After partnering with a hometown cabinetry shop for the first two years, StandStand has moved production to the Boston area where Luke and his wife, Lindsay Noll, live. If you have questions or ideas to share, please reach out to us and let us know!



The StandStand






Luke Leafgren

Luke Leafgren

The brains. The innovator. The finesse. The hot. The charisma. The luck. The visionary. Luke has a PhD from Harvard in comparative literature. He is a dean and he teaches introductory Arabic. Over the last few years, he has focused on creative productivity, making some concrete and wood furniture, as well as some amazing installation art in his home. He invented and perfected StandStand and is the one who really made this project happen. A lot of people have cool ideas. Luke has cool ideas, vision, and the drive to make them happen.


Lindsay Noll

Lindsay Noll

The fun. The troublemaker. The power. The cold. The vitality. The spirit. The party. The calculator. Lindsay is the MBA of the team and studied French and theatre at NYU. She likes financial statements and pays bills like clockwork. She’s also the best dancer in the world.


Special thanks to Jordan Noll for designing the StandStand packaging
and Erica Swallow for helping us beef up our marketing game!