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Whitney Brothers launches new convertible standing desk

WB standing deskThe Whitney Brothers WB1727 Convertible Standing Desk
KEENE, N.H. – Youth furniture manufacturer Whitney Brothers has introduced one of the latest innovations relating to youth study and one that mirrors one of the hottest trends in commercial and residential office furniture.

The company has launched what it calls the first convertible standing desk for preschool and kindergarten environments. The WB1727 Convertible Standing Desk also is suitable for youth bedrooms, where study furniture is becoming an increasingly common component of the youth furniture category.

The desk, which retails at $349, converts from a sitting to a standing height – with a desk surface that goes from 22 to 29 inches in 1-1/4 inch increments - without any tools, the company said.

“The desk’s flexibility helps Early Learners avoid being sedentary, use good posture and stage engaged in whatever the classroom activity entails,” the company said.

“Because of the ergonomic and health benefits they deliver, standing desks are now ubiquitous in office environments, higher education, and right on down to elementary schools,” said Mike Jablonski, president of Whitney Brothers. “We believe those same benefits apply to little learners, too.”

For more information on the new standing desk, visit www.whitneybros.com.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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