Educational furniture is far more than providing a classroom chair to sit on.
Inspiring learning environments help teachers and pupils excel. Schools, colleges and universities recognise that aspects from seat location, to aesthetic design have a significant impact.
Educational furniture also needs to be durable and affordable, qualities which can be provided whilst creating stimulating, contemporary spaces.
Interior planning for education is about combining design with flexibility. To ensure your budget, current and future needs become an opportunity.
Meeting Unique Requirements
No two schools, or colleges are the same. Classroom furniture may need to be versatile, to cope with different age groups, or specialist teaching requirements.
Educational establishments also take varying approaches to teaching. From interactive think, make, share structures, to subtle in class grouping, or the way they support individual pupils.
One off solutions can be needed to meet a mix of teaching approaches, a belief in the importance of quiet space, or cosy, shared spaces. You know the best way to engage the children you teach.
The role of an educational furnishing designer is to make sure concept, planning and installation match each unique need. Staff and pupils free to take learning forward as they should, without barriers.
Extending Educational Space
Class, or lecture rooms are pivotal, although recognition of value in other spaces being learning friendly has increased. Making education an immersive experience throughout the day makes sense.
Casual, in between spaces can be part of this, alongside cafeterias, libraries and social areas. They can be options for managed, active learning, or just places where learning feels natural.
Apart from increasing pupil and staff opportunities, this is a smarter use of space. Large areas designated for one purpose becoming part of continuous education is as logical as classroom flexibility.
Developing technology has helped with this approach. ICT integration is by no means restricted to the classroom and fills a role in helping with wider learning.
Support From Morgan Stewart
Our professionalism is based on experience across a range of educational facilities and our service is always based on listening to you.
From refurbishing a school, to equipping a new university, to adding breakout and social spaces to existing facilities, the same principles are applied.
Creating an environment where education flourishes means defining the purpose of each space and planning an educational furniture strategy to meet this. Through insight, innovative design and controlled costs.
Meeting the evolving needs of students and educators is vital to all of us, yet solutions need to be practical as well as dynamic. Combining storage with technology can make sense, or lighting which is both economical and agile.
From classrooms, to laboratories, to student accommodation, Morgan Stewart Interiors can help. Along with a skilled approach to interior design, we take a partnership approach and would be pleased to hear of your project.