We recently came across another clever possibility in the realm of cardboard, one of our favorite materials, especially corrugated cardboard which is lightweight, durable, recyclable, and inexpensive: the cardboard standing desk. Recently a Kickstarter campaign, you can order one from Chairigami for $95, or copy the design analyzing the gif, below.
A standing desk allows you to work on your feet rather than sitting idly. Standing while working requires balance, engaging your back, shoulders, and leg muscles, burning energy, and keeping you focused. It’s a great way to make working healthier. Recently, a trove of makeshift iterations have appeared online: milk crates propped on tables, laptop heights adjusted by stacks of books. The Chairigami design is easy to hack and extremely forgiving, and allows for a sleeker, very customizable look.
You can tailor the height to your body by trimming down the cardboard legs.
Sharpie, paint, or silk screen the desk surface with your favorite designs or logos (or cover with a giant collage). Cut holes for power cords, monitors, and speakers.
Since the Chairgami is basically a good height for working, it could make a nice, collapsible counter/work table for hand work/projects as well.