Research shows that moving from one posture to another is beneficial to our health—people who move more, feel better. And people who feel better, work better.
The Ratio Height-Adjustable Desk enables a smooth transition between sitting and standing. Users can vary their posture to find the right balance between sitting and standing throughout the day. Ratio can be specified as single desks or in unlimited clusters, working with our other desking solutions to complete any floor plate.
Sit, stand, move, repeat
The average worker spends between three and eight hours a day at a desk, with many of us spending more time sitting than sleeping.
Research shows links between sedentary lifestyles and an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some kinds of cancer.
Ratio is available with two kinds of electric height adjustment, including programmable pre-sets for use at assigned desks. This means users can adjust their desk to exactly the right height at the touch of a button. Manual height adjustment is also available.
Dynamic work environment
With its clean lines and lightweight, uncluttered design, Ratio blends into the modern office landscape. It works seamlessly with our other products — from desk and storage systems to task chairs and side tables — to create a dynamic work environment where movement throughout the day is intuitive.
Ratio’s design ensures that ergonomic tools such as Flo monitor arms are fully supported. This enables users to easily modify the position of one or more screens when adjusting their posture.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
Since then, we’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.
Today, in addition to our classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, we have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries.
We operate through several focused businesses, brands, and distribution channels, including Herman Miller, Herman Miller Healthcare, Nemschoff, Geiger International, and independently owned dealerships. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.