Herman Miller has one of the most premium and highly ergonomic office chairs. The brand also manufactures standing desks. And the Herman Miller standing desks also boast of the same sophisticated construction and craftsmanship. The brand is known for its high-quality products that promote a healthier lifestyle. And the design is impeccable too.
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Let’s take a closer look at some of the popular Herman Miller standing desks. And let’s see if they’re at par with the brand’s popular ergonomic office chairs.
Herman Miller Renew
The Herman Miller Renew boasts of very simple and sleek construction. At first glance, there’s nothing too fancy about it. But If you take a closer look, you’ll see the premium touch. The way that the legs were attached to the tabletop has some details that you don’t often see on a standing desk.
The construction is rather smooth and each part seems to be properly connected. The corners are all angled, so it prevents injuries. Even from afar, the curved tabletop design looks more sophisticated and premium. And the font edges are a bit sloped at 3 inches. This feels rather comfortable for your arms.
The sloped front edge is quite similar to the Uplift V2 standing desk, though the backside of this desk is not curved.
You also have an option to choose what type of tabletop you want to buy. Like the Herman Miller office chairs, the sanding desks are highly customizable too. You can choose from tabletop colors and the finishes, it comes in either veneer or laminate.
The table is also easy to adjust. You just need to press the control underneath the desk and it lights up when the table is in motion. This is also another feature that other standing desks do not have. And the transition is rather smooth too. There isn’t any noise at all. And I really love how stable and steady the desk is. It doesn’t wobble at all.
Here are other customizable options that you can upgrade the Renew standing desk with:
- Cord management options
This is one of the advantages the Renewal has over other standing desks. Keeping the cord and wires organized is even better with two options. You can choose between a simple and thorough cable management system. You can choose the latter if you have a lot of equipment.
- Cut out and power option
If you need your standing desk to have USB ports, you can upgrade the one with 2 USB ports and 4 outlets. But of course, it comes with a corresponding fee
- Leg finish
You can choose between a white leg with either polished aluminum or white foot.
But of course, there are some tradeoffs. The Herman Miller Renew standing desk may look simple but it’s quite complicated to set up. So The brand recommends that you seek professional help in assembling the Renew.
An alternative to the Renew is the Xterra standing desk. The bamboo tablet and sturdy construction make it a premium desk as well. Though it doesn’t offer as much customization as the Renew, it’s also priced a bit lower with the smallest desk at 1500 dollars.
Herman Miller Nevi standing desk
This standing desk by Herman Miller can easily be fitted in any workspace. It also offers customization that can make it a perfect standing desk for the office.
Like the Renew, the design is sleek, simple, and sophisticated. They might even look like twins. Though there might be some difference. The Nevi has only one option for cable and cord management. The cable management system of Nevi the desk is kept under the desk so all the cord and the wires are hidden from the discerning eye.
The Nevi also comes with T shaped legs. T shaped legs are quite stable too. Though if you are mounting a larger monitor, C shaped legs will make it more stable. The Renew standing desk has an option for C shaped legs.
As for the adjustment, you just need to lightly touch the switch to lift the table. It works a bit differently from the Renew, but both share the same smooth transition.
And here are other customizable options you can enjoy with the Nevi standing desk
- You can opt to get access flap for the cable management system
- There are 15 different colored tabletops. And it offers two options for the base and frame finish
- The optional privacy screen works great in the office setting
- And if you don’t want your cables lying on the floor, you can upgrade with a cable riser.
With the highly customizable options, this desk can fulfill your needs. Though Renew has more options for upgrading.
In terms of the price range, another great option would be the iMovR Lander standing desk. It also boasts of a very smooth transitioning and it can be synced to your smartphone too.
Herman Miller Ratio
Same with the Nevi and the Renew, the Ratio also glides smoothly. Seamless transitioning seems to be one of the premium features of Herman Miller standing desks. It’s also highly customizable and offers options for you to upgrade or personalize your desk.
You can choose from a range of tabletop finish, frame and leg finish and the size of the desktop. One unique feature of the Ratios is that it’s equipped with an optional fabric screen. The screen also comes in a variety of shades and it has two styles.
I find the screen very useful if the table will be used in an office setting where a couple of standing desks are placed back to back. This gives every person privacy and also adds up to this desk’s charm. You can choose from a modesty screen where the bottom part of the desk is covered. And if you want full privacy, a worktop mounted screen is a good option.
As for the control buttons, it has two different styles and can be mounted in two ways. One, it can be placed at the side of the desk, which is common among standing desks. But if you want a more creative take, you can opt to have the control button mounted on the desk itself, so it would look like it’s part of the desk, an integrated one. As for me, I love the integrated up and down button, it looks rather sophisticated.
Compared to Renew and Nevi, Ratio has a lightweight design. Though all Herman Miller standing desks boast of sophisticated and sleek design, the Ratio is built to blend in with the modern office interior. Though another advantage it has over other Herman Miller desks is that the cable management system is concealed.
And also, it has the same option for manual adjustment. If you don’t want any automatic presets, you have an option to get it with a hand crank.
In terms of the overall look and feel of a highly innovative standing desk, it’s a bit similar to the Smart Desk of Autonomous. It’s an Art Desk that can also be configured into multiple working desks. The overall look is actually quite fascinating. And it also boasts of a sturdy steel concussion and smooth transition. It retails over 500 dollars. But you might miss out on some features that the Ratio can offer. But it’s a great alternative.
And if you want something that looks similar to 2 Ration desks that are placed back to back. The Autonomous Double Desk is a great alternative. The price starts at 739 dollars. Though there isn’t an option for the privacy screen or the integrated control switch.
The integrated control button is something that the Ratio can own.
Overall, the Ratio is an adjustable desk. Only a few standing desks in the market offer options of both a manual and an electric adjustment. And I just love the optional upgrade that makes Ratio very suitable in a modern office.
Indeed, Herman Miller standing desks are as sophisticated and highly innovative. It pairs well with the brand’s luxurious line of ergonomic office chairs. And in terms of the design, this brand sure knows luxury. And of course, luxury comes with a corresponding price tag.