When we think of contract furniture, our minds will more often than not picture office furniture. But the fast two decades have seen several popular brands such as KI, Herman Miller, and Steelcase design product lines exclusively focused on the education space. And for good reason too – a well-designed and furnished learning environment goes a long way toward effective learning. Furniture and accessories for schools aren’t limited to chairs, tables, and whiteboards. With the growing popularity of digital technology-enabled learning tools, manufacturers, designers, and educators are seeking better solutions for their student’s learning needs.
If you’re looking to set up a learning space, here are some products to get you started.
Ideapaint’s original dry-erase paint is already a hit in schools. Their latest product is a residential grade, easy to install, environmentally friendly, dry erase paint that creates a high-performance, dry erase surface. It can be applied over any colour latex paint or over any smooth surface, allowing for seamless integration of dry erase functionality into your home’s existing décors.
Bene’s Timba is a sleek and sexy high table that’ll make anyone look cool while working on it. The stand-out element of the design is no doubt the legs that are made from solid oak, either in a natural finish or stained in graphite. The high-quality, natural material gives an impression of appreciation, stability and warmth.
Palettone enables you to bring a special brand of style and elegance to any commercial environment, even education spaces. Available in sheets in a palette of 50 contemporary colours, ranging from pale neutrals through to more intense shades, Palettone PUR features a solid colour base with complementary toned highlights.
The Kaprel Alpha23 Partition System is an acoustic system, available in mullion and mullion-free versions, which can be complemented with a variety of Kaprel door options. Our partition leaves are either 26mm, 32mm or 41mm with sound rating up to 38dB.
Even schools and universities need products that make maintenance easy. SAS150 offers a secure, easy-to-maintain ceiling with convenient, hinge-down access to the ceiling void. Ceiling tiles pivot and slide within the grid, minimizing damage risk during maintenance as they hang out of harm’s way. Ideally suited to areas requiring frequent maintenance, or zones with high footfall. Potential security risks can be avoided by the use of a simple clip to permanently restrict void access after installation.
In a generation where digital devices are replacing notebooks, it makes sense to create ergonomic accessories for the same. Oripura is a uniquely simple and elegant stand for use with any laptop from 11” to 16”, anywhere. It’s portable, foldable and ideal for creating an ergonomic workstation while in the office, working from home or on the go.