Ultimate - Character Micro
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- €1.659,54 €1.382,95 (ex. VAT)
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Follow your nose to an (even) healthier sit/stand desk
Meet the compact standing desk for the real-wood purist. A feast for the eyes, fingers and nose (it smells divine), the solid oak FRISKA Character Micro wears its style proudly on its beautifully grained and knotted sleeve.
Yet there’s more to the Character than its ability to tickle the senses. Every standing desk enhances well-being. We explore how here. A real wood standing desk takes all those benefits and doubles down on them. As research shows , “wood surfaces, when applied indoors, have proven to reduce individuals’ stress levels”.
So if you want a standing desk that maximises its positive impact on productivity and the well-being of the user, the Character is it.
At just 1m x 0.6m, the FRISKA Character Micro packs a whole lot of standing desk refinement into a tiny footprint, making it a great homeworking option when space at home is limited.
Crafted in solid, natural wood, each Character Micro is sanded to the smoothest of finishes, before a delicate matt lacquer adds a soft-touch sheen.
The 26mm thick (+/-) desktop is braced by metal batons on its underside, these inhibit bowing, warping and splitting, although as this is a natural wood product, you should expect a small degree of distortion (up to 2mm), especially where your desk is placed in hot, dry or humid conditions. If you love the idea of real wood but want to eliminate the risk of any distortion, consider the FRISKA Endurance Micro.
Underneath, it’s a Stockholm
The finest of desktops deserves a frame to match. Manufactured in Sweden using high-grade steel, each frame is engineered to the tightest of tolerances. It’s how we ensure every FRISKA Character Micro delivers a peerlessly robust, swift and near silent experience. Choose from four beautiful finishes.
Load: Don’t judge a FRISKA Micro desk by its size. Including desktop, maximum load is a mighty 120kg.
Speed: Dual motors mean swift and whisper-quiet operation. Even when lifting heavy loads, you’ll have to go a very long way to find a smoother mechanism.
Height range: A range of 595mm to 1.3 metres makes the Character suitable for wheelchair users, people who stand 2.1 metres tall, and everyone in between.
Stability: Rock solid, best-in-class sturdiness is FRISKA’s crowning glory. Find out more about FRISKA’s uncompromising approach to stability
Add to your order: Give your monitor the same level of sturdiness as your Character desk. Add a FRISKA monitor arm to your order in the Choose Your Essentials panel above.
Safety: Every FRISKA sit/stand desk includes overload protection and electronic cut-out collision detection. If the desk encounters an obstruction, it stops, keeping anyone or anything in the way safe.
Sustainable: The solid oak in every Character Micro desktop is sourced from FSC-certified UK forests. Every Stockholm frame incorporates 30% recycled steel.
The unique nature of each piece of wood in a FRISKA Character standing desk means these can’t be pre-drilled with metal screw inserts. We promise they’re still relatively easy to assemble though!
Want a sample or two of our desktop finishes? Find them on our desktop finishes page.
Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 0330 133 1937
Cable Port Positions
- Back Left & Back Right is 110 mm in from the back and 140 mm in from the side to the centre of the cable port.
- Back Centre is placed centrally, 110 mm in from the back edge of the desk to the centre of the cable port.
- Back off-centre Left is 110 mm in from the back and 180 mm to the left of the desk centre to the centre of the cable port.
- Back off-centre Right is 110 mm in from the back and 180 mm to the right of the desk centre to the centre of the cable port.
- Custom - Please advise us if you would like one or more customer positions on your desk by typing your precise dimensional requirements into the ‘Special instructions’ box below the products selected in your shopping cart. If you need any clarification or would like to chat it through with us first, please call on 0330 133 1937, alternatively you can email a sketch through to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- There may be a lead time on custom cable ports of 2-3 days.
Any questions? Please reach out to us on our UK Hotline 0330 133 1937 or email@example.com
This is a natural product and it will stay looking its best and last longer when you give it just a little TLC. Please don’t use household cleaners or anti-bac wipes—they’re too harsh. Instead, clean the desktop regularly using a cloth dampened in mildly soapy, warm water. Dry immediately afterwards with a separate dry cloth.
Clean spills immediately to avoid them discolouring the desk or causing it to warp.
A natural wood desktop will dent if you knock it. Spills such as ink may stain. If you’d prefer a desktop that won’t dent, scratch, stain or warp no matter how much you (literally) throw at it, please choose either a FRISKA Ultimate – Privilege, or any of our standard FRISKA standing desks (not that there’s anything ‘standard’ about them).
We ship every FRISKA desk to the UK mainland for free (exc. Highlands and subject to stock availability). We’ll despatch your FRISKA Character desk within 2-3 days of receiving your order.
Once despatched, delivery to most of the mainland UK takes 24 hours. Highlands will take a little longer.
EU and Eurozone delivery
We despatch every FRISKA Character standing desk within 2-3 days of receipt of order, subject to stock availability. We’ll even attach an EU-appropriate plug too (for free).
Then, select the appropriate shipping choice at checkout.
Ask for installation by FRISKA and the people arriving at your door will be far more than delivery drivers with screwdrivers. FRISKA engineers are standing desk specialists. In addition to delivering, unboxing and putting your Character desk together, they’ll also ensure every detail of your desk and cable tray is in perfect working order before they leave. They’ll remove all packaging too.
- Installation is only available on the UK mainland
- We’ll give you a date and approximate time for installation (am or pm) a few days after we receive your order. Have a specific date in mind? There’s no harm in asking, although we can’t promise anything
- Installation includes desk and cable tray (but if you ask nicely and the engineers have time, they’ll do their best to sort any other accessories too)
- Our engineers will bring your desk with them, but they’ll need a clear area in which to work and assemble it.
- We can’t guarantee to remove old equipment, but if there’s room on the van and you bribe us with tea and biscuits we’ll do our best
- Once booked, please give us at least 48 hours’ notice of any change, otherwise you may still be charged for a missed appointment
- Yes, there are discounts when you install 10 desks or more. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Installation prices vary. For yours, select installation in the Choose Your Essentials panel above
When your delivery arrives
We deliver to your door. For insurance reasons, unless your desk is being installed, we can't bring it inside. You might want to make sure you have someone to help you take delivery of your FRISKA Character standing desk.
Your order may be delivered on a pallet. We do this to minimise the risk of damage. Your pallet will include several boxes wrapped in plastic. Tear open the plastic to remove your parcels, then recycle the pallet. You may find an unwrapped desktop used as the base of your pallet. This will be a second (usually with a damaged corner or similar). Please don’t refuse delivery at first glance! Your desktop is safely wrapped up inside.
Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 0330 133 1937
How long is my FRISKA Character height adjustable Micro desk guaranteed for?
Every FRISKA Character has a full, no-quibble 5-year guarantee on the desktop. The frame is guaranteed for 10 years.
What does the guarantee cover?
Manufacturer faults in any part of the desk and frame, as long as the desk has been used normally and for its intended purposes (i.e. as a sit/stand desk).
FRISKA guarantees stay with the original purchaser and aren’t transferable.
What happens if I have a problem with my standing desk?
We’ll get it sorted, simply. Here’s how:
- Get in touch. You’d be amazed how often we can resolve issues over the phone. Often all it takes is a reboot of the control panel or (and we really aren’t making this up) switching your desk on at the wall.
- Problem still not solved? We might ask you to send us a quick video so we can see what the issue is (that’s always a big help). Then we’ll send you a replacement part which will usually be with you in a day or two. Our standing desks are designed to be really easy to fix, so switching parts should be simple. We’ll collect the faulty component when you’re ready.
- If we installed your desk and the issue is more than a simple switch-out of a part, we’ll come and fix it for you.
The really important bit: we’ll never leave you hanging. If a fix doesn’t work, we’ll find a way to sort it. If, ultimately, that means sending you a whole new desk, we’ll do that too.
What do I need to get my desk fixed?
Just proof of purchase – order number or your details will be fine.
Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 0330 133 1937
Instructions & Videos
What tools will I need to assemble my FRISKA Ultimate Character Micro desk?
We provide you with the necessary Allen keys for the frame fixings, you will also need an electric screwdriver with a PZ2 bit for the frame-to-desktop screws, a tape measure and you might also find a softheaded mallet useful.
Are FRISKA Ultimate Character Micro desks easy to assemble?
Yes, providing you have a good knowledge of DIY know-how to build it, as no predrilled holes are provided in the desktop, which means that you will have to centre the top onto the frame and fix the two together using the woodscrews we provide. You’ll find the instructions and operating manual genuinely helpful too.
If you have any concerns about building your FRISKA Ultimate desk, please select the installation option in the option box above and we'll do it all for you.
The downloadable instructions below apply to the FRISKA Stockholm Micro desk. As FRISKA Ultimate Micro desks use a Stockholm Micro frame, you’ll find most of what follows still relevant, however, please note that our real wood desktops DO NOT have metal screw inserts as depicted in the instructions and videos.
The desktop will have metal strengthening battens and a series of holes in the underside of the desk, these are NOT predrilled holes to use for the frame fixings but are the result of battens screwed to the desktops to keep them from warping in storage. See images below, please ignore these holes when building your desk.
Click on the desk image below to download the Ultimate Micro assembly instructions or the cable tray image to download the cable management tray assembly instructions.
Watch how to assemble a FRISKA
Stockholm cable management tray assembly (2022 models onwards)
Enhanced anti-collision sensor assembly
Here’s a quick guide to our optional enhanced collision sensor. Important: During assembly, make sure the screw hole located in the middle of ‘part C’ in your instruction manual faces towards the front of the desk to allow the sensor to be installed forward of the crossbeam, where it will be free from interference.
Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us
on 0330 133 1937
What is our guarantee?
Our guarantee is for 10 years, includes the motors and all electrical parts and is backed up by our in-house UK engineer team. Our guarantee is backed up by over 35 years of experience of manufacturing in Sweden.
Where are FRISKA desks made?
The frames, all electrical controls and motors are manufactured in Sweden, and the desktops are UK sourced and finished in our UK factory.
If I order today, when will I get my order?
We ship all orders received before 2 pm the same day for delivery the following working day. All orders placed over the weekend will be shipped out on Monday for delivery Tuesday and orders placed before 2 pm on Friday will be shipped for delivery Monday. This is subject to stock availability which is normally excellent. A notification will be sent to you when your order has been collected by our carrier partner.
How stable are the desks at height?
The Stockholm is one of the most stable sit-stand desks available in the market today and whilst they can be made to move a fraction when at full height if you push to wobble it, this is not noticeable during normal use. Please check out our reviews from delighted customers for testimony of this fact - https://friskadesk.com/pages/reviews and view this YouTube video which compares our Stockholm to a competitor’s desk.
We recommend the use of a sturdy monitor arm to help eliminate any unnecessary wobble at your monitor. There is also an independent in-depth review from a customer on Reddit which is very interesting - https://www.reddit.com/r/StandingDesk/comments/htjbo9/uk_friska_stockholm_standing_desk_review/
It’s also worth bearing in mind that cheap imported standing desks often have massive stability problems due to poor design and cheap materials.
What motors do you use?
The motors we use in the desks are 100% made in Sweden for us and covered by our 10-year guarantee. The exception to this is with the Aspa where we use Linak motors, due to the constrictions of the configuration and the lower production volume of this model.
What electrical controls do you use?
All of the electrical controls are made in Sweden, this includes everything from the switches to the control boxes. These are the best quality electrical controls for furniture available today and we have no hesitation in including all the electrics in our comprehensive 10-year guarantee.
Can you make any size desktop?
We can make almost any size desktop, please email email@example.com with the size you require, and we will do our best to help you achieve your ideal. All custom desktops are on a 3-4-week lead time and there may be a small price premium.
Do I have to cut the cable ports myself?
No, the cable ports are precisely cut out by CNC machine in our factory, and they come with neat plastic circular covers in a choice of three different colours. We provide a choice of five different positions for the cable ports on the desktop as standard and you can also specify a custom position if these are not where you want (lead time of 2-3 days applies to this). If you choose the custom option, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining exactly where you want the holes and include your order number for identification. Click this link to go straight to the page: https://friskadesk.com/products/kloven-cable-ports-1
What is the lowest and highest height the desks can achieve?
The Stockholm has a minimum height of 595 mm to the underside of the desktop, (620 mm to the top side). This is one of the lowest positions that any desk on the market can go to right now. The maximum height that the Stockholm extends to is 1300 mm, which is high enough for anyone up to around 2.1 m (6'10") in height.
Can I use my own desktop?
We supply standing desk frames only, without tops, which allow you to use your own desktop, these come complete with all the electrics needed for the desk to operate including the up/down switch and all the fixings, all you need to provide is a desktop. Click the link to view the range: https://friskadesk.com/collections/height-adjustable-desks-frames-only
Do you give discounts?
For commercial orders we can discount for quantity, generally on orders of 10 units or more, please contact us with your requirement on email@example.com and we’ll do our best to meet your budget.
Your desks are too high for my budget, can you help?
We’re very sympathetic with anyone on a limited budget we may be able to help you on that as we offer the option of paying with Klarna (operated by Klarna Bank AB, Stockholm, click the Klarna name for more info), which you may well have heard of, or even used but if you haven’t come across this amazing facility before, it gives you the ability to spread your purchase over 3 months at no extra cost to yourself, enabling you to get the product and specification you really want.
Other suppliers have desks much cheaper than FRISKA desk, why is this?
As our desks are wholly manufactured in Europe, we don’t aim to compete against low-cost Chinese imports on price alone, and any desk significantly lower priced will be a cheap Chinese import. Please do consider that cheap imports do not comply with EU/UK regulations, lack stability at height and the guarantees for the electrical parts of the desk are often only for 2 years.
As all FRISKA desk frames and motors are made to precision high-quality standards in Sweden with the desktops being made in the UK, we are able to cover them with a market-leading 10-year no-nonsense guarantee. This is backed up with our in-house engineer service help.
What is the depth of the feet from front to back?
The feet on the standard Stockholm are 690 mm, front to back, which means a top as narrow as 700 mm can be used. On the Micro the feet are 590 mm, as this has a 600 mm top. We also carry 490 mm legs in stock, and these are available in the accessories pages, so if you have a custom idea for a desktop, we should be able to produce something to suit!
Can I set minimum and maximum heights?
With both the standard up/down and memory switches a minimum and maximum height can be set that is completely independent of any memory settings. Simply lower the desk to the desired position, press and hold both the “up” and “down” buttons together for about 10 seconds, until an audible click is heard. The lowest position possible has now been set. This feature is included to protect any fixtures or furniture beneath the desk against accidental damage. Having set a minimum height, a maximum height position can also be set if required by using the same method, this is useful for obstacles like bookshelves or windowsills etc. To reset the desk from these minimum and maximum limits, lower (or higher) the desk until the limit has been reached, press and hold both the “up” and “down” buttons together for at least 10 seconds, until an audible click is heard. The limit has now been removed and the desk can be operated normally.
What safety features do your controls have?
Our desks comply with CE marking and all European directives for machinery, one of these safety directives we adhere to is that you have to be in physical contact with the operational switch in order for the desk to move. Cheap Chinese imports often have the feature of a 'one touch' switch, enabling you to press the switch once and leave the desk to move to your pre-set position, this is specifically not approved by EU/UK law and could potentially result in injury, especially to pets and children.
The anti-collision sensor operates in both the up and down direction and is actually an overload sensor, so when the desktop hits something solid, the sensor in the control box trips the current immediately. This is the standard 'anti-collision' device found on the majority of electric height adjustable desks and is really a safety cut-out on collision, rather than collision avoidance. A more sensitive collision sensor can be added as an optional extra for your peace of mind.
What other safety features are present to protect the desk controls?
The main control box has a number of clever protection devices within it, mainly to protect the electronics from 'dirty' electricity, voltage spikes, surges and harmonic distortion. Although the safety cut out rarely triggers, when it does, it will partially shut the desk down for safety. A symptom of this is that you will hear a click from the control box when switching the power to the desk on and be able to move the desk down but get no response when the up button is pressed.
To reset the desk when it is in safety shut down state, ensure the space under the desk is totally clear, press the down button until the lowest point is reached, release your finger from the button and then press the down button again for at least 10 seconds, until you hear a click and see the whole desk jig down and up a small amount. This has now reset and you're good to go. You can see a reset video here - https://friskadesk.com/pages/how-to-1
What are the desktops made of?
The standard desktops are 25 mm thick melamine faced chipboard (MFC), manufactured in UK from sustainable source wood and have a scratch-resistant anti-microbial melamine covering with various finish options: https://friskadesk.com/collections/desk-and-tabletop-finishes We manufacture the desktops using our own CNC machines, so we can ship the same day from within the UK.
We pre-drill holes in the fixing pattern of the frame and insert metal screw anchors to make for a rock-solid fixing between the frame and desktop, helping to minimise any tendency to wobble. We can also drill cable port holes precisely in the position you choose from the product page - https://friskadesk.com/products/kloven-cable-ports-1
Do you have any support for self-assembly?
We send a link to PDF instructions when your order is shipped and have some great assembly videos on the website that you will find extremely helpful to watch prior to starting your install - https://friskadesk.com/pages/how-to-1 - we also offer expert phone support from our technical department if required.
What tools do I need to build my desk?
The tools needed to build any of the Stockholm range of desks is a 4 mm and 5 mm hex head Allen key, which we supply with the desks and possibly a mallet (with non-metallic head) which we don’t supply with the desks.
For the Aspa, Malmo and all of the tables, you will also need a No. 2 Posidrive screwdriver, and we recommend the use of an electric screwdriver, although this makes it easier, it is not essential.
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