Published at Monday, February 19th, 2018 - 16:09:16 PM. . By Yasmin Burden.
The kneehole desk was developed in England in the early 18th century. Its top was supported by two banks of cupboards, or drawers, separated by a space for the legs of the person seated at the desk. Larger versions—known as library tables or partners’ desks—enabled two people to work facing each other. School desks, popular since early Victorian times, developed from the portable and lectern desks and were modified to fit current educational theories.
Adjustment mechanism: Desks that can be adjusted by the user instead of the facilities department are ideal because they allow each person to choose when to switch modes. Within user-controlled options, electric mechanisms seem to be edging out other options like a turn crank or a pneumatic lift," adds Wammack. "Electric mechanisms also have added features such as presets that an occupant can program for their ideal ergonomic needs. Presets are one way to address the potential for injuries stemming from improper adjustments.
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