Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Vancouver’s Hootsuite Media Inc. ... together with a team of designers ... is launching a cardboard, collapsible stand-up desk solution that won’t strain your back or your bank account.

At US$25, the Oristand is simple and considerably more affordable than buying a stand-up desk.

"The original idea came from Ryan Holmes," said Oristand co-founder Steve Suchy. "He had a sore back and was looking for a solution and couldn’t find what he was looking for. So he did in fact start experimenting with boxes on his desk and ultimately that led to a very affordable cardboard standing desk."