Essential Ergonomic Furniture for the Dorm

In just a few weeks many families will be sending their beloved child off to college. Now I have a few years before my tween is ready to leave the nest but as a provider of ergonomic offerings, I want to help parents make the best buying decisions. As well as understand about the products that will help to advert potentially painful situations. Let’s face it college is expensive, my intention with this posting is to show simple solutions that will not drain your wallet!

There are many options to achieve a standing desk even when space is a premium in a dorm room. You can still have a Sit Stand Height Adjustable Desk with compromising style!

Laptop Desks – Designed to fit in wherever you need it to be—they can work as a mobile freestanding desk system. The desks move up and down quickly & quietly. Single-handed height adjustment allows you to make the transition from seated to standing positions so that you can simply work seated or standing. With a small footprint, castors for quick mobility, the desk can be moved into a closet. Below are a few of our favorite laptop tables. ValueStand_VS

The ValueStand – Height Adjustable Laptop Workstation

  • Durable High-Pressure Laminate Height Adjustable Desktop
  • Adjusts from 28″-41″H
  • Single-Handed Adjustment for Height Adjustability
  • Castors for Easy Mobility
  • Silver Base


Available Top Finishes:






Fully Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Desk

7 tilting angles ranging from 0 to 45 degrees. The height adjustments are made extremely simple and effortless with the gas lift mechanism, ranging from 26.8” to 41.9” (68cm – 106.5cm) for sitting or standing positions, an ergonomic feature for healthier and more relaxing work environment. 360 degree rotation makes sharing easy and convenient. You may also lock the table top in position if desired. You may separate the table top and the  stand by simply releasing 4 screws, so you may carry the unit out of dorm.

Retrofit the Existing Desk – take the present table and turn it into a standing desk! This can be easily achieved by incorporating a monitor mount & keyboard tray. By investing in the proper equipment, it improves energy and productivity by standing or sitting as you work, and then switch positions whenever you choose. Standing a little more each day burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism to help ward off the freshman 15 and beyond! These suggestions are super easy to install and take up minimal space on the desk.

WorkFit-LX, Sit-Stand Desk Mount System

The modular and flexible design of the WorkFit-LX fits most any space while providing personalized ergonomic positioning. This stand-up desk system enables complete control of focal distance and the position of the keyboard relative to the monitor screen.Workfit_LX

  • Easily extend or retract for precise control of the distance between the keyboard and screen
  • Modular design allows you to configure the system to suit your specific needs
  • Compact footprint—fits in tight spaces including corner desks!
  • Focal distance is easily changed, making it well suited for use with larger monitors
  • Cable management features route cables under the arms, out of the way



The WorkFit A

Suspended Keyboard (most ideal location) can be positioned below desk surface for optimum ergonomic comfort
Safe, easy to use—simple installation and effortless operation
Easily and simultaneously lift keyboard and LCD screen to proper height for unsurpassed ergonomic comfort
Patented Constant Force lift technology provides fluid, one-touch adjustments of the keyboard and monitor
Fold keyboard up and swing arm and monitor out of the way when you need your desk surface
The series is also available for Dual Monitors, Laptops & Apple Monitors (call for images & specifications). There are other models that do not suspend the keyboard tray below the desk which are offered in both Single & Dual configurations.

An Anti-Fatigue Mat is a must have companion while standing especially if the flooring surface is concrete or tile. Keep the size of the mat small and never place the chair on the mat. Here are a few of our favorites (Newlife Comfort 1st image & RhinoSoftwoods 2nd image).

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College Dorm Seating needs to be compact, comfortable and casual. We have 2 favorite manufacturer brands that can be incorporated in any dorm setting for its versatility with the standing, laptop & traditional desk.

Mobis Leaning Seat


Mobis is designed to work as a dynamic extension of your body, pivoting and flexing to respond to and support every move you make. The Mobis seat cushion rotates 360 degrees always returning to center. Height adjustable from 25″ to 35″, the Mobis leg flexes 6 degrees in all directions, which allows your body to find its perfect balance. When using Mobis your body intuitively assumes a relaxed, upright posture that keeps your major muscle groups engaged, your circulation, well, circulating, and your energy high. As your body shifts, so does the Mobis.





Mogo_Portable_SeatMogo Portable Seat

Lightweight, compact, and mobile, Mogo is ready to support you wherever you go, indoors or out. It is made from Extruded annodized aluminum, rubber and fiberglass-reinforced nylon and weighs only 2.1 lbs. The Mogo is also collapsible for easy portability. It is the ultimate portable seat! Mogo has three telescoping sections; the first section extends to 27.5″, then the second section allows for smaller one-inch incremental extensions. The Mogo is 18″ long when fully retracted. When in use it extends up to 38.” The seat pan detaches and snaps onto the retracted leg for easy portability. The Mogo seat measures 14.5″ x 8.5″. It is made of fiberglass-reinforced nylon and is contoured to fit the human posterior and can support up to 200 lbs. Mogo is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and has an easily reversible rubber base to switch from hard surfaces to soft (turf or sand).

Varier_Move_StoolVarier Move Stool

360° of movement – supports the back and spine in any position and features unlimited ways to sit comfortably
Graded disk base – creates a tilting angle that organically follows your body throughout any movement
Environmentally conscious – wood is harvested from sustainable forests, oak and beech words are native to Europe and walnut is harvested in the USA
Promotes “active sitting” – boosts energy, increases concentration, and improves circulation and oxygen consumption
­Adjustable height – 3 different adjustable pneumatic lift height  options
Large comfy seat – Polyurethane foam cushion saddle seat is designed for all day comfort and support


Varier Variable Balans

The Varier Variable Balans sets the standard as the original balans kneeling chair. This classic design encourages and supports movement throughout the day, giving you energy and leaving you feeling good while you work. The Variar Variable’s versatile design adapts with ease to the ever changing work place and brings improved posture, productivity, and concentration to virtually any user

To help defray the costs of higher education, Ergoprise wishes to offer a special discount on these or other items listed on or website. To receive the special discount, enter the code dorm5 in the Coupon Code Section on the checkout page. This code will be valid until September 30, 2014. This code cannot be used with other offers.




Should you have questions about which dorm room furniture please do not hesitate to contact us at 877-907-8688, or via live chat.

Ergoprise: is a certified, woman-owned, multi-brand provider of high quality office, mobile, and industrial ergonomic tools located in Austin, Texas. Through our showroom, website, and sales team we offer a broad range of ergonomic products that have been selected to provide individuals with a comfortable working environment that delivers an excellent return on investment.