The Historic Roots of the Innovative Winston Sit-Stand Workstation

by The Human Solution on December 19, 2014

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Sir Winston Churchill penned most of his famous wartime speeches at a standing desk in his home, Chartwell. (Image: Getty Images)

As we’ve mentioned previously, the standing desk is not a new concept. In fact, many famous writers (such as Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf) and statesmen preferred the standing desk to what we now consider the “typical” office desk and chair. One such statesman was also one of the most important figures of the 20th century, whose legacy and affinity for standing desks made him the namesake for Innovative’s new sit-stand desktop converter – Sir Winston Churchill.

The man who helped lead the Allies to ultimately crush Nazi Germany in WWII was, by most historical accounts, far from the healthiest person in the world, with some sources claiming he smoked nearly ten cigars a day. Nonetheless, Churchill’s fondness for working while standing was well noted by his colleagues and British historians. Many photos of Churchill at Chartwell (such as the photo above) show the legendary Prime Minister with an array of books and proofs laid out along his standing desk as he worked. While it’s hard to say for certain whether or not his working habits helped him live to the age of 90, standing while working likely helped Churchill to focus as he went about leading his nation to victory.

Nearly half a century after Churchill’s last day as Prime Minister, the modern office has changed immensely. While you may not have to worry daily about the threat of German bombing raids at work, standing while working is still as good an idea today as it was in the 1940s. Innovative’s Winston Sit-Stand Workstation pays honor to the man who was once named the Greatest Briton by the BBC by encouraging modern workers to follow his lead into a more efficient working environment. By allowing users to quickly move from sitting to standing thanks to a simple counterbalance height adjustment system and capable of supporting most VESA-compatible monitors on a durable steel mount, the Innovative Winston makes it easy to work comfortably and efficiently. A free-standing weighted base also provides compatibility with almost all existing desks, and the generously-sized worksurface provides plenty of space for keyboards, mice, documents, and other accessories. Backed by Innovative’s 10 year warranty and featuring a monitor mount system that can be expanded to match your evolving workplace needs, the Innovative Winston has everything you need to help you fight your way through the workday.

Learn more about the Innovative Winston Sit-Stand Workstation at TheHumanSolution.com.

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