A truly unique design that massively deviates from commercial alternatives. It applies an elegantly-simple, spring-based counterbalancing mechanism. No electric components are involved.
Use your own ideas to customize it, create your mods! You can make it yourself, hire a local maker or we'll craft it for you. In any case, the desk is made-to-measure with your very own height preference.
Quick and smooth switching between sitting and standing levels: just grab the desktop with one hand and pull it towards you to raise or lower it. It's that simple. There are no control buttons or brake levers to push!
Impressions from Maker Faire Rome 2015
The shelf system is fixed. It provides an easily accessible additional storage surface - enabling to keep the desktop clean and tidy. You have plenty of room for your legs too, beneath the desktop as well as in front of the desk.
The desk is stable: the desktop is fixed in the final sit/stand positions by the desktop weight and spring force. It can hold up to 20 Kg including a desktop, e.g. two monitors and a plywood desktop. It must be placed at least 50mm from the wall. Note that the monitor stand is not part of the desk.
- A SCALABLE DIY CHALLENGE -
We have good news for you: you can create this beautiful desk by yourself! Making is an enjoyable activity and fabrication plans allow you to create your own version.
Start at any stage: ready to fabricate custom components using common tools? Or do you want to assemble parts together from an assembly kit shipped to you? The choice is yours!
Assembling the components of the desk is great fun, sometimes you will need to think through it carefully. However, you are safe from doing anything irreversibly wrong. A detailed, zoom-able and rotatable 3D model (SketchUp) and close-up photos will guide you. Basic builder tools like a screwdriver and wrenches are needed along with a hand drill machine .
Exact component dimensions and positions of holes on them are calculated by software based on kinetic models, according to given desk size settings. Raising and lowering the desktop is easy no matter how big the desk!
Play, discover, build! This exciting DIY adventure lasts a couple of days depending mainly on how much you fancy fabricating and customizing your creation.
3d models and blueprints are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. On this website you find sample specifications generated for a SPRINGLIFT desk with a desktop height of 74 cm (sitting) and 125 cm (standing). Please scroll down to order 3d models and blueprints along with an assembly kit with your custom height settings.
Build your own SPRINGLIFT desk!
THE "LESS IS MORE" KIT
Get the most essential components from us and build the frame, shelves, desktop and everything else your way.
Includes: pulleys & springs, plans and instructions to create or buy the rest.
DIY: Acquire material from a metal shop and build the frame and connectors. Buy material for the shelves and the top and plywood from a woodworking shop, for example. Acquire fasteners & bearings from a hardware shop. Assemble the parts.
We ship the frame together with all other metal components. You take care of the shelves and desktop yourself.
Includes: pulleys & springs, hand-crafted steel frame, fasteners & bearings, aluminium connectors.
DIY: Buy and build the shelves and the top based on detailed plans and instructions. You can buy plywood and apply a custom finish. Assemble the parts.
We deliver all the components to you.
Includes: pulleys & springs, hand-crafted steel frame, fasteners & bearings, aluminium connectors, desktop & shelves.
DIY: Apply a finish of your choice on the desktop and shelves. Assemble the parts. Note that we are happy to PREASSEMBLE them for you!
Phone: +36 30 788 2390
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Special thanks go to the following amazing people: Máté Gorondy, Sándor Manno, Ádám Szigeti, Emese Szűcs, Zoltán Torma