Product evolution is an important part of the Staverton design ethos – and it’s why both the SOS sit stand desk and SL system have been given an upgrade in 2022.
First launched in 2014, SOS was introduced to the market in response to the growing need to encourage movement and promote greater health in the workplace. It was aptly named too – as SOS stands for ‘sit or stand’. Three years later we launched SL – a lighter version of SOS that still offered Staverton’s trademark durability and the innovative and detailed approach to cable management we’re so well known for. Now in 2022, both SOS and SL have been improved further to offer even greater flexibility and longevity.
One of the major design changes reflects Staverton’s wider commitment to improved sustainability – as we now have a larger number of shared components between the SOS and SL ranges. This not only aids parts availability, which speeds up manufacturing time, but also improves material efficiency and reduces manufacturing costs for the benefit of our customers.
One example is that both SOS2 and SL2 use the same square DL-19 actuators from Linak and now incorporate swappable actuator columns – which means they can start life at a fixed height, but with the possibility of easily adapting to sit stand, as needs change.
James, Design Manager said: “The modern workplace is all about flexibility so it’s important that we make this integral to how we design and engineer agile office furniture solutions. Swappable actuator columns make it possible to give new purpose to furniture with minimal effort, cost and waste. We’ve built greater purpose, sustainability and longevity into the very heart of SOS2 and SL2 which means they will stay relevant as clients’ needs change.”
SL2 have also evolved to offer even greater cable management. A high-capacity bench cable management bridge now accepts two cable baskets as standard, allowing for more complex cabling to still remain hidden. The upstand depth has also been increased to accommodate cable conduits.
Other notable changes include giving SL2 a simplified bridge, which makes it much more economical to invest in sit stand desking and gives it a more minimalist look. This is supported further with a new cable basket and umbilical cable riser.
Tony, Design Director added: “We’ve become well known for integrating power and data within furniture neatly and we’ve always felt that office furniture should have a clean aesthetic. With an ever-increasing number of technologies in the office environment – cable management must be discreet, easy to access and secure. The additions and improvements we’ve made to SOS2 and SL2 respond to these demands, without compromising design.”
Both SOS2 and SL2 are now available in a corner desk option and with castors, as standard.
If you’d like to discover the full range of features and benefits associated with SOS2 and SL2, as well as how they compare to each other, visit: https://staverton.co.uk/sit-stand-desk-workstations/
To find out more about Staverton’s reputation as an award-winning British office furniture manufacturer and designer, visit: https://staverton.co.uk/about/