Too Cool for School: Top picks for a modern school interior



For most schools and colleges in the UK, this week marks the first week of a new academic year. With numerous school and college projects under our belt, Spaceist we ensure our products present a diverse collection of furniture suited for use within this highly busy and versatile environment. From the recepetion to the canteen, we have picked our favourite products for each room to help create an ideal environment for study and learning.


1School inspiration reception Vlalde desk

The first point of welcome within a school and college, the reception desk is a key component in creating a good impression of the educational building. It sets a prerequisite for guests and in many places acting as the main reception area and so functioning as a vital point of contact and important encounters. Ideal for such an important space, we have selected the Valde reception desk. An attractive curved form, it is made from solid 28mm melamine engineered wood with a lacquered front and side panel. Available in a selection of gloss shades, the Valde reception desk comes with options for cable holes and level adjustments plus multiple modular shapes to suit any size and style of reception area. These key properties combined make this a highly suitable choice for use within schools and colleges.

The Study/Class room

1School inspiration Colour desk Palm chair spaceist blog

Leightweight yet highly robust, the study chair needs to be suitable for a busy and high volume study room, whilst still aligning with the practicalities of their need. The seat of the Palm chair is constructed from a single polypropylene shell with curved form for enhanced comfort and comes in nine colours ranging from a primary red, a bright lime or classic black seat. The polished chrome sled base offers contemporary elements.

To compliment or contrast against the Palm chair, we have selected the Colour study desk. The laminate top surface is customisable in over 100 colours, ideal for colour brand matching. The top can be specified with cable management where necessary and comes in a selection of four base colours to choose from. Practical and simple, the Colour study desk is both durable and highly economical.


1school inspiration interiors libraby 78 laptop desk spaceist blog

Create modern, versatile and creative library seating with the 78 laptop chair. The geometric form of the chair means it can be organised in a range of layouts and seating arrangements, ideal for group or individual study. The main frame is manufactured from solid timber and powder coated steel base legs, creating a high-quality structure create to support high-volume use. The seat is a combination of polyurethane upholstered in over 60 vinyl or fabric colours. The 78 laptop chair presents a diverse way of studying and collaboration, encouraging collective study through its form.


1School inspiration interiors jb waldo set bench canteen seating tables spaceist blog post

One of our most popular bench desk sets, the JB Waldo range offers a substantially high-quality option for furnishing school and college canteens. The variety of Formica laminate options, from the wide selection of colours to wood laminates, it is possible to create a matching option for each unique project. A 46mm solid wood edging adds to the key characteristics of the JB canteen furniture range defining each table and bench. Durable against boiling water, steam, cracking, scratches, stains, colour change in artificial light and cigarette burns, the solid Formica laminate will sustain its original appearance through any of these circumstances. All these qualities makes the JB Waldo both a suitable and popular option for a modern school or college canteen.