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Hunch on a LightBar to Boost Energy

04 November 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

The new Aerodesk incorporates a LightBar to boost energy levels and hydraulic legs to convert seamlessly from sitting to standing.

Conceived by feted designer John Tomalin-Reeves who created the First Class lounge at Heathrow’s T5 and revolutionised the barbecue market with his Halo Cooltouch, the Aerodesk is the first desk for the device generation.

The wireless desk houses an in-built plug socket, USB port, bluetooth speaker and Qi charger, while the top-of-the-range model features a DuPont Corian top. Its most notable feature is a LightBar which can recreate daylight through its 5500 Kelvin frequency, as well as utilising the entire colour spectrum to increase energy and productivity levels.

With the NHS in the middle of a year-long trial to assess the benefits of height-adjustable desks too, Tomalin-Reeves said it was the perfect time to launch the Aerodesk. “The statistics are incredible. Standing for three hours a day burns 30,000 extra calories per year, the equivalent of running 10 marathons.

“Add in the ability to create natural light for those in windowless offices, or coloured lights to improve moods and productivity and you have the ultimate wireless, stylish desk space.

"If you took a snapshot of desks up and down the country they’d have common themes - trailing with wires. People think nothing of splashing out on their beds because they spend a third of their lives in them. We spend the same amount of time at our desks yet for some reason no one has ever designed one that you want to be at. The Aerodesk has changed this. It’s the first desk to be personal, bespoke, individual.”

Utilising hydraulic legs from Danish manufacturer Linak, the desk can move up to a height of 1365mm and glide down to just 695mm - not only enabling people to sit and stand but also helping workers with accessibility issues.

A memory pack enables users to set not only the exact heights they require but also determine when they need to stand.

Picture: The LightBar can recreate daylight through its 5500 Kelvin frequency, as well as utilising the entire colour spectrum to increase energy and productivity levels

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 04 November 2016


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