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Why You Need Adjustable Height Desks

We invite you to take a look at our project inspiration page as it will give you some bright ideas and show you just how spectacular our office fit-outs are. You’ll notice plenty of stunning designer office furniture, of course, as well as layouts that optimise the available space, maximise productivity and help to create a harmonious working environment.

Something else you notice when you look at our past projects is the extensive use of height-adjustable desks. This is quite deliberate. We see adjustable height desks as a must-have in today’s modern office for reasons of comfort, well-being and productivity. Ask any physio and they’ll tell you that muscle strain, back injury and other painful issues, as well as poor posture, are common when an employee sits at their desk for too long. They’re often hunched over their keyboard, which is not good for their spinal and neck posture, and their general health suffers too.

woman at standing desk

While physio treatments will relieve painalbeit temporarily – prevention is always better than the cure. That is why we recommend that you put height-adjustable desks on your shopping list when it’s time to buy office furniture in NZ. These desks let your employees do their work while they’re standing, with the option of sitting from time to time. The major health benefits of working with adjustable desks include:


In summary, a desk that is height adjustable is a healthier desk. Research has proven that the general well-being of employees is enhanced when they complete their tasks while standing. They are less likely to gain weight and their heart health improves. Because they’re physically fitter, team members are mentally sharper as well, so they are not as fatigued and their thinking is clearer. Back and neck pain is far less of an issue, which means fewer days off seeking medical treatment, and their posture is improved - and this is another crucial element in promoting general health.

There is every reason to invest in height-adjustable desks, and no reason not to. For higher productivity and staff morale, we suggest you put them on your office furniture shopping list
and then contact us.

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Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group

Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group

"HSM are delighted with the service received from Modern Office in undertaking the office furniture project for its new premises. The furniture suggested looks amazing and provides the right levels of space and storage as well as looking great. Their delivery and setup, as well as the communication with them and the prompt response has been fantastic and we would highly recommend them."

Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."