Initially, we tried for a shape that was completely distinct from our monitor stand, beginning by exploring widely with various forms and techniques. Through our modeling, we concluded that a forward pitch would work best with a laptop. With a rear incline, the stand would elevate the screen of the laptop, thus improving the ease of viewing and adding an ergonomic benefit by taking pressure off of the neck and back (looking forward at the screen as opposed to down).
At the same time, we could not agree on any of the “newer” looks, and as we continued to put new concepts forward, we kept feeling the pull of the simple yet streamlined design of the Grovemade Monitor Stand. In the end, we all agreed that the laptop stand should have the essence of the monitor stand while having its own unique perspective as well.