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Dex - Tyde desk - Vitra Office environment

Many of us who work in office environments are aware of the concept of ergonomics. Surely everyone has had that health and safety talk that informs them about the optimum position our chairs, keyboards and monitors should be in, and the perils of excessive noise levels in open plan offices.

With those of us working office jobs spending more than three quarters of our time sitting down, we are more prone to certain health risks that those who have more active jobs are less at risk of. Not only are sedentary jobs linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, but they can also decrease the efficiency of fat burning enzymes, decrease your circulation and increase the chance of mental fatigue.

One answer to this quandary is to have height adjustable desks, which easily go from sitting to standing. It’s not a new concept really, but the production of these types of desks is now becoming more prolific.

Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with furniture manufacturers Vitra since 2000. They are the creative minds behind Vitra’s Tyde design.

While sit-stand tables are generally only available for single workstations, Tyde extends this concept to offer the combined benefits of standing and sitting work postures to double workstations and conference tables.

Tyde incorporates special features to address the acoustic challenges of today’s open plan offices: the electric height adjustment motor is especially quiet and concealed under the table inside a sound-absorbing cover. In addition, the newly developed screens made of polyester fleece work effectively with the cover to dampen ambient noise.

Tyde incorporates special features to address the acoustic challenges of today’s open plan offices: the electric height adjustment motor is especially quiet and concealed under the table inside a sound-absorbing cover. In addition, the newly developed screens made of polyester fleece work effectively with the cover to dampen ambient noise.

If you want to see the Tyde desk in action or any of the other high-quality office environments from Vitra, stop in at the DEX showroom in Qormi.

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