Steelcase Rise, Ology
Ology Desk

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Ology height-adjustable desks support the physiology and biology of workers and encourage a more health-conscious environment.

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Designed for Wellbeing
Posture Change
Tailored Ergonomics
Antimicrobial Protection

Designed for Wellbeing

Designed for Wellbeing


In any workplace, the bottom line is the health and wellbeing of its workers. A health-conscious workplace protects the company’s most significant investment and ensures the greatest productivity, efficiency, and innovation possible.

Ology supports the physiology and biology of workers to make the workplace a more health-conscious environment.

Posture Change

Posture Change

Improving the physiology of work

Ology makes it easy to change worksurface height and posture, and its convenient, intuitive controls encourage more health conscious behaviors.


Active Touch reminds users to change posture with Active Motion: subtle desk movements that encourage users to move throughout the day. Users can create a profile with preset desk heights and preferred intervals of sitting and standing.

Tailored Ergonomics

Tailored Ergonomics

Ergonomics Tailored to Individual Needs

Ology is available with an integrated rail that supports space division, lighting, power and worktools, which can all be customized to meet the specific needs and workstyles of the user.

An optional soft edge profile helps to significantly reduce unhealthy pressure on forearms, and reduce feelings of shoulder and neck fatigue.

Simple Touch allows for intuitive adjustments, enabling workers to quickly and quietly change postures by tapping the controller in the direction they’d like the desk to move. Available in antimicrobial surfaces to support a more health-conscious environment.

Antimicrobial Protection

Antimicrobial Protection

Biology to Benefit Workplace Wellbeing

Microbes populate the desktop, and 80% of infections can be transmitted by touch. Ology is available with proprietary Bactiblock®, a naturally sourced and highly efficient antimicrobial protection, molded into desk components.

This durable and long-lasting protection for the most frequently touched areas of the worksurface supports the wellbeing of each and every user of Ology.

A height-adjustable desk assistant

Users spend a significant portion of their lifes at work — often sitting for hours at a time, every day. Steelcase developed the Rise app, making it simple for workers to take workplace wellbeing into their own hands.

When users connect their Rise app to any compatible desk, the saved settings are automatically applied, saving users time and headspace, no matter which office building or campus they are working at. With posture and activity tracking and an option to set movement reminders throughout the day, workers will experience healthier, happier and more productive days at work.

Learn More About Rise + Ology


Workplace Wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing


There is a clear correlation between employee engagement and business performance. Many organizations realize the importance of employee wellbeing and it’s effect on productivity, efficiency, innovation and employee engagement, yet many struggle to articulate the factors that impact employee wellbeing and few know how to improve it.



Physical Challenges

People are simply not moving enough throughout their workday. In fact, adults are sitting 50-70% of the time.

This sedentary workstyle poses long-term physical challenges, from back and neck pain to repetitive stress injuries.



72% of Workers Report to Work When Sick

Workers are also increasingly mobile, sharing desks, collaborating constantly and exposed to the millions of microbes on office worksurfaces.


Life Cycle
LEED Contribution



Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

50 %

Up to

recycled content by weight

99 %

Up to

recyclable by weight

Life Cycle

Life Cycle


Up to 50% recycled materials, by weight (30% pre-consumer  + 20% post-consumer). Wood from European sustainably managed forests. Materials chemistry assessment throughout their lifecycle. 100% recycled cardboard.


Made by Steelcase in Madrid (ES) and Rosenheim (DE).


Made in Europe, close to customers. Optimised packaging to keep transport volumes as low as possible and improve filling rates.


Designed for a long product life, with replaceable parts. Materials meet stringent health and indoor air quality criteria. Maintenance information available upon request.


99% theoretically recyclable by weight. 100% theoretically recyclable cardboard and LDPE film for packaging.Quick and easy disassembly. Plastic parts clearly labelled for easy sorting and effective  recycling. Designed to encourage responsible end of use strategies – refurbishing, charitable donation or recycling.

LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase helps customers seeking LEED certification to identify products and programs that can contribute to LEED criteria in the categories of Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation (Ergonomics Training, Sustainability Training, Product Innovation).

Learn about Steelcase’s direct and indirect contributions to a project’s pursuit of LEED certification across LEED’s three categories:

  • Building Design + Construction
  • Interior Design + Construction
  • Operations + Maintenance

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.



Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Ology has achieved the following certifications:

EPD – Environmental Product Declaration

PEP – Product Environmental Profile

NF Environnement

NF Office Excellence Certifié

Blauer Engel

Indoor Advantage Gold

Cradle-to-Cradle Certified™ Bronze

Planning Ideas


“Share It Collection creates a team hub where a manager and employees can connect. Lounge seating creates a relaxed atmosphere


3 in 1: This space rethinks the traditional private office by creating distinct areas that support focus, collaboration, and respite


These spaces support focus and the ability to quickly get into the flow. Here people can let their ideas incubate


An enclosed owned space that facilitates deep workflow by promoting fluid transitions between an ecosystem of Surface devices. Lockable storage


Dedicated project studio for two users that can host additional team members when necessary. This space supports both individual focus


This area provides spaces where workers can find focus. Ergonomic seating with height-adjustable tables supports a range of postures, allowing


Dedicated resident spaces for users who spend longer periods at focused task work. Screens and boundary storage provide added privacy.


Boundary storage helps define this resident work area and adds a level of privacy for users. Users have a dedicated


A shared private office supports both individual and shared work. Users can easily work independently or come together and collaborate


This area provides spaces where workers can find focus. Ergonomic seating with height-adjustable tables supports a range of postures, allowing


This area provides spaces where workers can find focus. Ergonomic seating with height-adjustable tables support a range of postures, allowing


A place where nomadic workers can focus on individual tasks with minimal interruption. Height adjustable tables support varied postures and


Options + Dimensions
Global Availability


Options + Dimensions

Options + Dimensions

Main options

  • 9 different top shapes available in different sizes
  • 5-height adjustability responds to the needs of all types of users
  • Ology offers more than 29 options and many accessories
  • Available in bench

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Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
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