The products were awarded BUILDINGS magazine’s 2013 Product Innovations Grand Prize award in the furniture systems category. The 18th annual Product Innovations awards recognized products that enhance the performance and aesthetics of commercial buildings and were judged on-site during NeoCon by the publication’s editors. In addition to being honored with a tabletop booth display, VARIDESK, along with other winners, will be showcased in a special feature in the September 2013 issue of BUILDINGS.
VARIDESK also picked up a Silver award in the Technology Support category in the 24th annual Best of NeoCon® 2013 competition, hosted by Contract magazine. These awards honor new commercial interiors products that have launched since last year’s NeoCon show, from among 39 different product categories. The Best of NeoCon competition jury consisted of approximately 45 interior designers, architects and facilities management professionals who reviewed more than 320 products over the course of three days prior to the start of Neocon 2013.
“We’re thrilled at the reception VARIDESK received in our debut this week at NeoCon, and we are honored to have been recognized with these ‘Best of NeoCon’ and ‘Product Innovations’ awards,” said Jason McCann, president of VARIDESK’s parent company, Gemmy Industries. “It’s just further confirmation for us that VARIDESK is the best designed and best priced adjustable height sit-to-stand desk on the market and serves as a simple solution for workers who want to improve health, productivity and concentration by having the choice to work while sitting or standing.”
VARIDESK, which comes fully-assembled for the simplest of set-ups, rests atop existing desks and makes it easy for users to turn their sitting desk into a stand-up desk, and back, in mere seconds. By squeezing the handles on each side of the upper portion of the VARIDESK, users can raise the desk to work from a standing position at intervals throughout the day. Squeezing the handles and lightly pushing down will return the VARIDESK to a lower position so users can work while sitting down.
These ergonomic desks are currently available in three sizes to accommodate a laptop setup or single or dual monitors on the upper portion of the desk, which easily moves up and down to adjust to various heights. Additionally, a free desktop or smartphone app can be used to remind users to stand periodically and also tracks the additional calories that are burned throughout the day by standing vs. sitting.
The VARIDESK™ concept was created within the walls of Gemmy Industries, a Dallas-based company founded in 1984 and best known for its groundbreaking designs and innovations in consumer products, seasonal décor, LED lighting and entertainment technology. In response to a corporate executive who was saddled with nagging back pain, Gemmy identified a need in the marketplace for an affordable, easily adjustable sit-to-stand desk that could provide some relief for office workers stuck in a constant sitting position. In 2013, the company launched VARIDESK, a line of adjustable height sit-to-stand desks that promote a healthier and more productive work environment by allowing you to easily transform your workspace from a sitting desk to a stand-up desk, and back, in mere seconds. For more information, please visit www.varidesk.com.
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