Deskview is the visionary company that is taking standing desks to a more accessible and appealing level. Traditional standing desks tend to be expensive, bulky and difficult to maneuver into an office space. With more employees considering using standing desks for their health, there is a demand for a new, easy and flexible solution.
The Chicago startup, Deskview, is founded by Michael Bolos and Jason Grohowski, originally with law and real estate backgrounds respectively. The pair first started developing the idea in 2015. Both worked in traditional corporate offices and noticed how often the window space in singular offices was unused and not taken advantage of. Quickly after this realization, and some brainstorming and tinkering, the first prototype of the window mounted stand was created. From there the Kickstarter campaign was launched with an original goal of $25k. With help from fellow Chicago based product development company MNML, they created a light weight, pre-assembled model that has amassed over $63k in funds.
Bolos and Grohowski inspect an early prototype.
Deskview weighs only 6 pounds and measures compactly at 2 feet by 1 foot wide. The sleek and portable stand adheres smoothly to the window of an office using vacuum sealed technology. It will cost $200 – way below the current desk stands on the market – and installation takes all of 5 seconds to mount. After that you are ready to work in any environment.
Deskview comes in three variations: wood, white, or clear.
Currently, Deskview focuses on using the standing desk mount on windows but the stand can essentially be mounted to any non-porus surface. But the stand is not limited to computers. Deskview can be used as a shelving unit for flowers or books, affixed in co-working spaces (like 1871, where Deskview is based out of, and even lobbies), or even a perch for household pets!