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Recken Base

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Premium Performance

The Recken is faster, quieter and safer than most of the electric desks available.

Strong & Safe

With a 240 lbs. lift capacity and advanced collision detection the Recken is built for any setup.

Long Lasting Materials

Brushless motors in an in-line drive will outlast all other electric desk types.

Your search for the perfect standing desk has ended.

The electric height-adjustable Recken desk frame is an evolution of our popular Oben desk. It comes equipped with two powerful, and quiet electric motors featuring an intelligent collision detection system. With three save preset buttons, you have the option of saving 3 individual positions to find your perfect fit, whether sitting or standing. The Recken also features a variable table top frame ranging from 43.3” – 59”, and fits table tops up to a maximum width of 70”.

Dual Motor Difference

Dual motor standing desks offer enhanced stability, higher weight capacity, and synchronized movement, making them ideal for heavier setups and users who frequently switch between sitting and standing positions. Single motor desks, on the other hand, are used for light loads where precise synchronization, worksurface balance and higher weight capacities are not a priority.

Motor Lift Capacity

The Recken can lift 240lbs without sacrificing performance.

Motor Speed

1.25" per secoond

Adjustable Top Frame

Adjustable top frames are design to work with any work surface from 48" up to 70", providing desk flexibility and customization. They can adapt to accommodate varying workspace needs and provide ample room for multiple monitors and desk materials.

Adjustable Range

The Recken can adjust from 43.3” - 59”, this can accomodate work surfaces from 48" up to 70", with a 30" depth.

Available Sizes

48" x 30" and 60" x 30"

Advanced Collision Detection

The Recken desk comes with an ISP software collision detection system, offering precise desk stopping capabilities, enhancing safety and protection during height adjustments. The desk can automatically detect obstacles and prevent potential damage to objects or injury to users.

Collision Detection Type

ISP: Intelligent Sensing Platform

Programmable Handset

The Recken comes with a programmable memory handset featuring 3 save options providing the convenience of quickly accessing preset height positions. This feature allows for consistent and precise adjustments without the need for manual measurements or guessing.

Adjustable Range

Three programmable desk height presets.

Desk & Work Surface

Desk Weight Capacity
+240 lbs without sacrificing performance
Adjustable Range
With glides the lowest point is 25.5″, and its highest point is 51″
Desk Materials
Rectangular steel powder-coated base and a durable Formica finish work surface with a recycled wood substrate
Adjustable Frame
The Recken frame extends from 43″ up to 59″ for larger work surfaces
Collision Detection
ISP collision detection. ISP recognizes obstructions and stops the table from moving – Watch the Video
Lifting Speed
Lifts and lowers at 1.25 inches per second,  around double that of the average electric desk
LCD display with 3 memory presets
Work Surface:
Formica finish, 1.25″ thick, 30″X48″ weighs 48lbs, 30×60″ weighs 59lbs
Exceeds Standards for ADA Compliance and BIFMA x5.5


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What is covered by the 5-year warranty
• The Recken base assembly and all its components
• Work Surface
• Defective materials or workmanship of the base affecting the operation of the height-adjustable desk


Where are your desks made?

Our desks are built by hand in our Grand Rapids, Michigan facility. The desk actuators (pneumatic and electric lift) are designed and made in Germany. The steel for our desk is sourced in Switzerland because it has the highest tolerance or strength. of any steel type.
Check out our reviews to see what users had to say.

What are the work surfaces made of?

The 1.15″ thick worksurfaces come in 5 classic Formica laminate colors. We picked Formica for its durability and long life. The substrate is a recycled wood particle board that will not bend or warp like solid wood tops.
For smaller spaces go with the Andern Pneumatic or Andern Electric with a 40″ wide top.
If you want a large setup go with the Luften, Kloud, or Oben and a 60″ wide top.

Can I attach a keyboard tray, floor mat, etc?

Yes, the keyboard tray should be no issue. There are pre-drilled holes for the control handle but you can mount it anywhere under the work surface to make room for your keyboard tray. We have several keyboard trays installed in our office.
As for floor mats, most come in 36″ x 48″ or smaller which will work with all of our desks.
Most other accessories will work.
The Luften and Andern desks have a front leg spread of 48″

What is the total desk weight?

The desk base weighs around 60lbs.
The larger 30″x60″ work surface weighs around 60lbs.
Total weight = around 120lbs.

What is the setup or reset process for electric desks?

SETUP / RESET INSTRUCTIONS: Must be done before use.

1. Press the desktop DOWN and the desktop UP buttons simultaneously on the handset.

2. Keep the buttons pressed until the desktop reaches the MIDDLE reset position and has come to a
complete stop.

3. Release the button(s). Your desk is now fully functional!

How soon will my product ship?

Your order will ship either on the day you placed the order (before 3 pm) or the next business day. Products should arrive in most places in the lower 48 states within five days, more often 2 or 3 days.

Payment plans like Affirm, Klarna or Paypal?

Yes, we do. We use Paypal’s new pay later program which is available when selecting Paypal as your payment option during checkout.

30 day risk free trial

We are so confident you’ll love your desk that we want to let you try it for 30 days.
If at the end of the 30 days you do not want to keep the desk send it back in its original packaging and we’ll refund your purchase and pay the shipping! How easy is that? The offer applies to desks only as we partner with an American chair manufacturer who makes the chairs on demand. Offer not available outside the United States.
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What is covered by the 5-year warranty 
Your desk and all its components 
Work Surface 
Cable Management
Casters and Glides 
Defective materials or workmanship of the base affecting the operation of the height-adjustable desk 
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Is the product stress tested?

Our desks meet BIFMA x5.5 standards. BIFMA x5.5 is a furniture industry test for strength and functionality.