Ultimate – Character (with Bluetooth control)

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Regular price £0.00 Sale price £1,699.00 £1,415.83 (ex. VAT)

Follow your nose to an (even) healthier sit/stand desk

Meet the standing desk for the real-wood purist. A feast for the eyes, fingers and nose (it smells divine), the solid oak FRISKA Ultimate Character desktop wears its style proudly on its beautifully grained and knotted sleeve.

Yet there’s more to the Ultimate 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.

Creating Character

The FRISKA Ultimate Character desktop is crafted from solid natural wood, measuring approximately 26mm in thickness and is sanded to the smoothest of finishes, featuring beautifully finished edges, before a delicate matt lacquer adds a soft-touch sheen. 

To enhance the wood's character, any cracks, knots, or imperfections on the topside of the desktop are expertly filled with a black wood filler. However, it's worth noting that the underside of the desktop remains untreated and unfinished, as it is not visible.

To ensure the structural stability of the planked wood, metal battens have been inserted underneath the desktop. While this helps to reduce the likelihood of warping or splitting, it is important to note that these natural processes are inherent to solid wood and may still occur to some extent.

Please be aware that slight distortion, warping, bowing, or splitting of up to 2 mm does not constitute a faulty product, as these are expected characteristics of natural wood. If you have concerns about these factors before purchasing a solid wood desktop, we recommend considering our Ultimate Endurance standing desks with engineered wood tops, which offer the look of real wood without the imperfections.

Underneath, it’s a Stockholm

The finest of desktops deserves a frame to match. Manufactured in Sweden using exceptional high-grade steel, each frame is engineered to the tightest of tolerances. It’s how we ensure every FRISKA Ultimate Character delivers a peerlessly robust, swift and near silent experience.  Choose from five beautiful finishes.

Now with both physical and Bluetooth controls, and an App adjustable anti-collision sensor, the Stockholm gives you total control flexibility and takes the title of the world’s safest sit stand desk.  Scroll down and check out what happens when a Stockholm standing desk collides with something in the video below.

There’s a reason why FRISKA standing desks have a greater percentage of 5* reviews than any other height adjustable desk. It’s also why we’ve been named the Best Standing Desk Supplier in Europe

Load: Including desktop, maximum load is 120kg. That should be comfortably enough for most users (even the biggest, baddest monitor is rarely more than 10kg) but if you feel you need more, just ask. We can switch in the Extra Heavy Duty Stockholm frame and take your standing desk load capacity to a mighty 160kg.

Speed: Dual motors mean swift and whisper-quiet operation. Even when lifting heavy loads, it’s among the smoothest raising and lowering you’ll find in any height adjustable desk.

Height range: A range of 595mm to 1.3 metres makes the Ultimate 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 delivered by your Character desk. Add a FRISKA monitor arm to your order in the Choose Your Essentials panel above.

Control: You get a choice of ways in which to raise and lower your FRISKA Ultimate Character sit stand desk. Physical desk controls offer an instant response, or you can operate your Bluetooth-enabled standing desk by app and pre-set your preferred desk heights. The physical switch and the Bluetooth control can be installed separately or both controls can be installed together, giving you unrivalled operational flexibility.

If your desk’s at home, operating your desk solely via the App means a physical switch isn’t necessary, keeping the controls away from little fingers and making the clean lines of your FRISKA even cleaner.

Safety: Every FRISKA Ultimate Character sit stand desk has the most advanced intelligent and adjustable anti-collision sensor available, so if the desk encounters an obstruction, it stops.  The sensitivity of the sensor can be selected and controlled via the App, making it the safest standing desk in the world.  Seeing is believing, check out the video below!


Sustainable: The wood in every Ultimate Character desktop is sourced from FSC-certified UK forests. Every Stockholm frame incorporates 30% recycled steel.

The Ultimate Experience: Treating yourself to a FRISKA Ultimate desk goes beyond just the actual product itself, it also comes with a 5 star service.  Same day shipping can be selected from the 'Essentials' selection box above (this includes free shipping to Europe), so you can enjoy your Ultimate desk tomorrow, or you can allow yourself to be completely pampered and let us do everything for you at no extra cost.

Check the 'Install' option above and we'll schedule your desk to be installed within 14 days (UK mainland only), we'll bring your desk and any accessories to you, assemble them all professionally, show you how to operate and reset it, and take all the rubbish away with us.  This is the ultimate standing desk experience.


The unique nature of each piece of wood in a FRISKA Ultimate Character standing desk means these can’t be pre-drilled with metal screw inserts. We promise they’re still relatively easy to assemble though!

If you’d prefer a sit stand desk pre-drilled for easiest assembly, please choose The Ultimate EnduranceUltimate - Privilege or any of our ‘standard’ standing desks.


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 020 8064 0600


A brilliant unsponsored video below from Alex at Gear and Tech (https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexGearTech) showing how his old Fully Jarvis desk wobbles badly when in use, compared to his new FRISKA Stockholm desk.
Jordan Platten (https://www.youtube.com/c/JordanPlatten) shows us around his office in the video below and shares his views on FRISKA, including our Stockholm height adjustable standing desk.
Below is a testimonial from Jake Pursey of Pursey Productions (https://www.instagram.com/purseyproductions/). It features his own FRISKA Stockholm work from home desk which has a black frame and Anthracite Sherman Oak desktop with memory switch inlaid into the desktop. He also has a cable tray and cable port.
In the video below Tom Pope (https://www.instagram.com/mrtompope/) takes us on a brief tour of his new garden office pod and FRISKA Stockholm standing desk and explains what he loves about his standing desk.
Hear about Jonathan's story (https://mentorive.com/) in the video below, from sofa scruncher to height adjustable hero! Without the right desk set up, Jonathan was suffering from neck, shoulder, hip, and wrist pain along with reduced productivity. The FRISKA electric sit stand desk was a durable, quality, solution to his home office set up and increased productivity and posture related problems.

Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600

Cable Port Positions

FRISKA standard cable port hole position diagram
  • 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 020 8064 0600, alternatively you can email a sketch through to us at sales@friskadesk.com
  • There may be a lead time on custom cable ports of 2-3 days.

FRISKA Sorvik cable slot diagram

Any questions? Please reach out to us on our UK Hotline 020 8064 0600 or sales@friskadesk.com

Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 0330 133 1937



Ultimate Character Specification table

Made in Sweden

Dual Motors (100% Swedish made) Desktop composition: Solid oak planking from FSC-certified UK forests
Speed: 42 mm per second Frame composition: 30% recycled steel
Noise: 38 dBA Compliance:
Collision and Overload Protection Machine Directive 2006/42/EC
Minimum Height 595 mm ( +/- 5 mm) to the desk underside EMC Directive 2014/30EU
Minimum Height 620 mm ( +/- 5 mm) to the desk working surface Low voltage directive 2014/35/EC
Maximum Height 1300 mm to the desk working surface REACH
Maximum Loading Weight 120 Kg including worktop WEEE
Foot depth 690mm RoHS 3 2015/863
Leg-top under-desk support arms 540mm EN 527-1:2011 Type A, EN 527-2:2016
Frame weight 33Kg ISO 21016

Desktop weight 25-30Kg

Input voltage 230v (nominal)

FSC Certificated (Tops)

EU plug added for EU shipments

    Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600

    Desktop Care

    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).

    Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600

    Delivery Options

    UK Delivery 

    We ship every FRISKA Ultimate Character sit stand desk within the UK for free. We’ll despatch your FRISKA Ultimate Character standing desk the same day if you place your order before 2 pm.  The exception to this is if you have ordered any cable port or slot cut-outs, which can add 2-3 days for production.

    Once despatched, delivery to most of the mainland UK takes 24 hours. NI, Highlands and islands will take a little longer.

    Find full delivery times for Highlands and UK islands here

    EU and Eurozone delivery 

    We despatch every FRISKA Ultimate Character sit stand desk within 2-3 days of receipt of order, subject to stock availability. 

    Find full details of delivery times to your country here.

    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 Ultimate 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. 


    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, this is what they do, all day and every working day. In addition to delivering, unboxing and putting your FRISKA Ultimate Character sit stand 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 and is free for all Ultimate desks.
    • 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.

    Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600


      How long is my FRISKA Ultimate Character height adjustable 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 Ultimate Character standing desk?

      We’ll get it sorted, simply. Here’s how:

      1. 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.
      1. 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.
      1. 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 020 8064 0600

      Instructions & Videos

      What tools will I need to assemble my FRISKA Ultimate Character 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 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 for free.

      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.  The frame desktop side support arms can either be mounted inside or outside of these metal battens depending on how much desktop overhang you feel looks best for your desk.


      FRISKA Ultimate character oak solid wood desktop showing strengthening brace and screw holes left by storage battens   FRISKA Ultimate character oak desktop showing metal strengthening and wooden storage battens


      The downloadable instructions below apply to the FRISKA Stockholm desk. As FRISKA Ultimate Character desks use a Stockholm 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.

      Click on the desk images below to download the Stockholm assembly instructions, the cable tray instructions and the Bluetooth and mobile App operating instructions.

      FRISKA Ultimate desk with Rustik finish and Character Oak desktop       FRISKA Stockholm cable management tray instruction download     FRISKA_Bluetooth_Dongle_and_App_Instructions.


      Assembly Videos

      IMPORTANT: The desk assembly video below does not relate to the new Bluetooth controlled desks, everything in these videos is the same, apart from there being no metal screw inserts for the solid wood desktop and the actual control box installation itself.  Please refer to the separate video and instruction pdf download for this detail.  We are in the process of producing an updated complete assembly video.

      Items in this video may differ from your chosen products and fixing methods may have been updated, we reserve the right to continuously improve our products and not update the video for every improvement.  Further videos below may address such improvements.  Please defer to the downloadable pdf instruction booklet above if in any doubt. 



      Below is a detailed guide on assembling the Bluetooth control box showing the care needed to ensure the cables around the control box are properly clamped down to avoid any nuisance tripping of the anti-collision sensor.



      Below is a quick assembly guide on how to fit the updated Stockholm cable management tray, this supersedes the previous cable tray and assembly method which may be shown in the desk assembly videos. 

      Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600


      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 Ultimate Character 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.  

      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 sales@friskadesk.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 or slots are precisely cut out by CNC machine in our factory, and they come with either neat plastic circular covers in a choice of three different colours or aluminium covers. 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 sales@friskadesk.com 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 sales@friskadesk.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.

      All Stockholm and Stockholm derivative desks have the most advanced intelligent and adjustable anti-collision sensor available.  The sensitivity of the sensor can be selected and controlled via the App, making them the safest standing desks in the world.

      A video of this in operation tells the story so much more effectively than a thousand words ever could, click through to check it out here: https://youtu.be/tQOUICoSyJc

      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 character oak desktops are approximately 25 mm thick, solid oak planking, manufactured in UK from sustainable source wood and have metal battens inserted from front to back underneath to help prevent warping and twisting.  The desktop is sanded and lacquered for protection.

      We can 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?

      We provide Allen keys for all of the frame and desktop bolts, however you will need also need a hammer and an electric screwdriver with a No.2 Posidrive bit.

      Ready to complete your order? Do it at the top of this page or call us on 020 8064 0600