Float Desk by Humanscale

Ease of use is at the heart of Float, as it seamlessly adjusts between sitting and standing postures without interrupting workflow.

How is the Float Desk different?

Currently, most height-adjustable work surfaces are either adjusted by a hand crank, which requires tremendous time and effort to move from one position to another, or by electric motors, which are extremely expensive and energy inefficient, as they constantly use electricity. 

By contrast, the Float height-adjustable table uses an innovative counterbalance mechanism that provides the constant counter-weighting force, enabling immediate and fluid, single-handed height and weight adjustment. In addition, unlike any other height-adjustable work surface on the market, it is built with a unique safety feature that only allows up or down adjustment when the desktop and contents are properly balanced. 


  • 20 inch range of height adjustment, from 27" to 47"
  • Unique counterbalance mechanism that can support up to 160 pounds and changes height quietly with ease
  • Variety of tabletop sizes
  • Recyclable steel and aluminum base
  • Meets BIFMA requirements for load, capacity and stability
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty
  • Woodgrain top available
  • Comes standard with removable counterbalance crank, mounted is optional for a fee
  • Comes standard with a flat edge, knife edge also available

Float Desk by Humanscale


Built from sustainable materials for years of dedicated service, Float is a highly durable standing office desk. By incorporating recycled steel and minimal parts, it delivers on Humanscale’s dedication to creating high-performance ergonomic work tools. All Float table tops contain no added formaldehyde.

What are the ergonomic benefits?

Recent research suggests that sedentary work may increase the risk for long-term health problems. However, standing all day at work isn’t a realistic option for most people, as that can cause discomfort and swelling in the legs and feet. Therefore, the healthiest workplace solution combines the best of both worlds to allow users to alternate between sitting and standing positions throughout the day.


Float Desk Mini

The Float Mini table combines classic residential aesthetics with Humanscale’s world-class ergonomic design system to create a simple and compact solution for both home and work environments.


Float Mini Desk by Humanscale