|Founded||Coppell, Texas, United States (2013 )|
Varidesk, LLC. changed its brand name to Vari on February 24, 2020. Vari is an American manufacturer of office furniture and equipment based in Coppell, Texas. It is notable for producing height-adjustable standing desks and related accessories. The company was founded in 2013 by current-CEO Jason McCann.
The company's products have sold in over 130 countries. Prominent customers have included American Airlines, The Container Store, Mary Kay, the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Reserve Bank, the United Nations Secretariat, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University.
Vari started as a sit-stand product from Gemmy Industries, a novelty and décor company.
In 2012, McCann noticed that a colleague had put his computer on top of a cardboard box. That co-worker wanted to stand and work to relieve his sciatic nerve pain. McCann searched for standing desks online but found products that were either too expensive or difficult to assemble. Soon after building a prototype, more wanted one. The standing desk later turned into a full-fledged product once people outside Gemmy heard about it.
By 2013, McCann made Vari into its own entity. Since the company launched in 2013, Vari has grown from two employees and one standing desk to more than 300 employees.
In popular culture
- "Are standing desks in the office of the future? This Coppell company thinks so". Dallas News. July 7, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
- "Standing desks sit well with more employees". Washington Post. May 20, 2014.