College of Design
Cdes Current Students

Current Students

UMod Studio Desk


  • knocks down and packs flat for efficient manufacture, transport, storage and handling.
  • component assemblage allows numerous configurations from stock parts.
  • full extension ball-bearing drawer slides.
  • numerous desktop material options.


  • sit or stand - integrated hydraulic lift system adjusts working height from 29” to 40” at the turn of a crank or the push of a button.
  • “ladder-back” mounted shelves and accessories are re-positionable vertically and laterally.
  • mobility allows collaboration through dynamic work environments.
  • variable acoustic and visual opacity.


  • simple accessory attachment method encourages user interaction and workspace innovation.
  • designer and manufacturer support for custom accessory development and production.
  • re-arrange multiples to realize new potential.

Licensing Information

University of Minnesota
Office for Technology Commercialization

Technical Support

Kevin Groenke
University of Minnesota
College of Design

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

[directions and maps]

Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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