Ergonofis Alive Standing Desk Review

February 7, 2023
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ergonofis Alive standing desk


Review Summary

The most luxurious desk from Ergonofis, the Alive is highlighted by a live-edge solid wood desktop that’s 1.75″ thick. Paired with an American-made lifting base that features an inlaid handset in the corner of the desktop.

MSRP / List Price

$2,995.00 CAD

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Free shipping in Canada. Ships out from Montreal in 15-25 business days from order.


10 years for steel frame
5 years for motor and electrical components
1 year for desktop, with limitations

Lift Type

Dual-stage, dual electric motor base made by OMT Veyhl

Transit Speed

1.5 inches per second


Two height memory presets

Sizes Available

24″ x 48″
30″ x 60″
30″ x 72″

Colors Available

Solid wood desktop: Walnut and Maple
Frame: Black and White

Adjustment Range

Height range: 23″-48″

Weight Capacity

Base rating to 300 lbs (i.e. not including weight of the top, see below)

Product Weight

24” x 48”
– Weight walnut: 70 pounds / 31.7 kg
– Weight maple: 110 pounds / 48.8 kg

30” x 60”
– Weight walnut: 103 pounds / 46.7 kg
– Weight maple: 140 pounds / 63.5 kg

30” x 72”
– Weight walnut: 123 pounds / 55.7 kg
– Weight maple: 185 pounds / 83.9 kg

Shipping Weight

Adjustable standing frame
– Box size: 31″ X 14 ” X 10” / 78.7 cm X 35.5 cm X 25 cm
– Weight: 70 pounds / 31.7 kg

Power Consumption


ANSI/BIFMA Certified


NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic



Compare to Other Canadian Standing Desks
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Where to buy Buy on Ergonofis
Positives Luxury all the way, these supremely handcrafted desktops are Ergonofis' hallmark. Mated with an American-made lifting base the Alive standing desk is arguably the very nicest Canadian-made standing desk that you can buy. The inlaid handset is a nice touch that keeps the design lines on this desk very clean.
Negatives Only three sizes and two species are offered. For a premium desk in this price range, the warranty is quite short, especially the one-year warranty on the live edge desktop itself and five years on the motors and electronics (compared to 15 years comprehensive on some premium American brands).

Bottom Line

We're only starting to see live edge desktops coming to market on standing desks, and the Alive desks from Ergonofis are among the nicest we've seen yet. Paired with a highly-reliable American-made lifting base, this is a no-excuses standing desk that is sure to be an eye-catching talking piece in any Canadian's home or office. There are understandably few species and sizes offered, so if you don't find the perfect match for your space and decor look perhaps to Ergonofis' Sway Solid Wood Desk as an equally luxurious alternative with more options. The only thing we wonder about is why the warranties are so very short, given the premium price tier.

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The Ergonofis Alive standing desk is the most luxurious desk offered by this home-grown Canadian company based in Montreal.

The Alive comes in three sizes, 24″ x 48″, 30″ x 60″ and 30″ x 72″. The desktop is available in Maple and Walnut. The frame is available in black and white. The solid wood desktops are between 1 1/2” and 1 3/4″ thick, assembled from 4 to 9 wood slabs, with the user-facing slab having a distinctive live edge. The top is sealed with a clear matte catalyzed lacquer finish.

The desk has dual electric motors that provide 300 lbs of lifting capacity (minus the weight of the selected desktop) with a transit speed of 1.5 inches per second. The dual-stage (three segments) legs have a height adjustment range of 23″-48″ (including the top). The frame also has an integrated cable management system and a touch screen inlay handset with two height memory presets. It features an anti-collision system.

The Ergonofis Alive desktop is made in Canada and comes with a one-year warranty. The base is made by OMT Veyhl in the USA and comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame and five years on electronics (learn more about made-in-USA lifting bases and about how to compare standing desk warranties).

Be sure to check out all our Top-Rated Standing Desk Reviews, but if you’re looking for something specifically Canadian, see our round-up of Canadian Standing Desk Reviews.

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