We’re a big fan of IKEA (as we’re a little bit Scandi ourselves) but what if you’re looking for an affordable standing desk that has more style and greater flexibility? Is there a better alternative for those who want more, for less, from their office furniture?
Is a Helmm Standing Desk Better than an IKEA Standing Desk?
Helmm can’t go head-to-head with IKEA on everything. We don’t want to. For a start, we don’t offer hotdogs or cheap plates of meatballs when you visit our shop, but we do make up for it in other ways…
Firstly, we don’t cause domestic arguments (we hope). Our assembly instructions are frustration-proof and idiot-proof. You won’t have to use a screwdriver, Allen key or hammer when you put together our standing desks. Each part simply slides and clicks together. No screws, tools or glue whatsoever. You’ll have it built by the time the kettle has boiled without a single swear word being uttered.
Supporting the British Economy and the Environment
Secondly, the Helmm standing desk converter is UK-made with sustainable wood. There aren’t any plastics or metals – just beautifully hand-finished plywood made here at home, in good ol’ Blighty. It’s nice to support local when you can – especially with the way things are going.
No Need to Replace Your Existing Desk
Thirdly, IKEA don’t actually do standing converters. They only do sit-stand desks, which are the ones that go up and down at the touch of a button or the manual turn of a crank. If you want to know why a standing desk converter is better than a sit/stand desk, read this: What is a Standing Desk Converter and Why is it Better?
What Does Helmm Have in Common with an IKEA Standing Desk?
We have a lot in common with IKEA too:
Affordable Office Furniture
We’re both affordable – although ours are half the price of IKEA’s standing desks. Yes, HALF the price. IKEA aren’t always the cheapest, you know.
We are both passionate about design. We have the greatest admiration for IKEA’s designers. They continue to forge ahead with beautifully practical designs. We’re inspired by that. Design and functionality form the basis of everything we create at Helmm, too.
We like to think we’ve pushed design even further. We aren’t here to cater to the masses – our products appeal to people, and companies, who are seeking something more creative, artistic and unique than the products seen in every home and office throughout the world.
Functional and Hackable
Both IKEA’s and Helmm’s products do what they’re designed to do – but they can also be hacked to perform other tasks too. Take our height-adjustable standing desk converters, for example. Their core function is to make working more comfortable and a great deal healthier for your neck, back and heart. They have been designed to move from desk to desk, or sit perfectly on the kitchen table or garden furniture, for absolute flexibility.
But they can do more than that if you want them too. A Helmm standing desk can double up as a computer desk when you’re sat on the floor or in your armchair at home, and it works perfectly as a drawing table for the kids. It also makes a brilliant craft and model making platform too.
So, there you have it. There is a cheaper, cooler, British-made, wooden alternative to the IKEA standing desk and it’s from Helmm.