Bench work desks are a real workhorse. Suited to expensive minimalist workspace designers and those on a tight budget looking for a fuss-free option in equal measure, Elm Workspace team members are big fans of bench work desks. Take a look at our options and choose one which works best for you.
Minimalist offices suit bench desks because they put function first. They’re reliable, sturdy and look to create the maximum amount of available working space. But they can also be used alongside other on-desktop accessories such as document storage or partial dividing screens or acoustic boards. Cable trays can also often be attached to keep everything tidy and safe.
Another common use for bench desks is to use them as collaborative working tables. And it’s not hard to see why. The design means that chairs can approach the bench from different sides, so bench desks could be used in the middle of an open plan office for when colleagues need to work on a collaborative task. Employees could quickly spin around from their regular working desk and work together at the larger, clear bench desk.
Offering this choice is now known to be very important for both employee well-being and in order to improve productivity levels. And creating these shared bench desks is a quick and affordable way of offering staff in your office an alternative place to work. You can read about this further over on our blog and in one of our free downloads.
Some bench seating can also be great for giving staff a place to work on laptops and on shorter tasks, either on a stool or at a standing height. This is another important consideration for the modern office, as more and more studies are finding that permanently sitting at your desk can be detrimental to your physical health. Offering flexibility in sitting and standing positions is the best way to encourage healthy practice in your office.
If you would like to discuss these desks further, need any advice or ideas, then get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to assist you.