Why we choose bamboo

By Daniel Angelini on August 30, 2017

When we created our stand-up desk at MOVI, we were passionate about the future of our planet, to develop a product that not only looked aesthetically beautiful, but one that would also protect our earth rather than deplete it.

Being consciously aware of making sustainable choices, it was imperative for us to create a minimal footprint as our legacy.

The answer? Bamboo!

It’s a natural resource that is eco-friendly at the same time as being perfect for our designers in durability, style and providing economic value.

It's a technological wonder, that nature already built

– Nick Frey, Newsweek.

Ecologically Sustainable

Bamboo is actually a fast, growing grass that is abundant and ready for harvest within 3-5 years; as opposed to hardwoods such as maple and birch that require anywhere between 70-100 years to reach maturity, that when forested deplete our earth.

When Bamboo is harvested, the roots are left in place, rarely needing replanting; it self-regenerates, protecting the soil and keeping its nutrients.

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No Chemicals

It doesn’t require any fertilizer, pesticides, or chemicals in order to flourish; and releases 35% more oxygen than your average tree, it’s carbon neutral and absorbs greenhouse gases.

Little Waste

Every part of Bamboo is used to create a wide variety of products such as clothes, medicine, fuel, paper and of course furniture, including our streamlined MOVI stand-up desk.

woman in office using standing desk


Bamboo is stronger than steel and stands compression better than concrete!  Who would have thought?

Used in many countries as scaffolding for its strength, we love it as it provides resilience, durability and a tough surface, while still remaining elegant to the eye.

Its stability was also a determining factor, as it’s resistant to temperature changes and humidity, with its fibres less likely to warp or shrink.

Economic Benefit

Bamboo is able to thrive in a wide range of environments.  Its production and manufacturing provides job opportunities, plus economic development and stability in less developed countries.

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Elegant Aesthetic

Design is of upmost importance to us and bamboo provides a natural refined timber surface, that has sophisticated, clean lines and fits into any stylish workplace.

We didn’t need to look any further than bamboo as it met all our environmental standards to build a desk for you that provides beauty, durability and allows the planet to thrive.


The MOVI Standing Desk is a height adjustable standing desk platform that converts your existing desk into an electric standing desk without the time and cost associated with removing and refitting existing office furniture. Simple as that.

Our adjustable stand up desks are spacious, stylish, smart, safe and stable.

A more uplifting experience - We’ve engineered (and patented) our own electric lifting system to offer you more. Safer lifting, larger productive workspace, more height settings, better ergonomics, dual monitor lifting capacity, strength and stability at all heights, digital sit-stand reminders, digital height input memory save, power-save and more.

This goes without saying that our stand up desk arrives fully assembled, with both a 5 year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee in your choice of black or white with a beautiful bamboo bench-top.

Feel the difference - be more productive and uplifted at work.