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Modern furniture solutions for colleges and libraries

Modern furniture solutions for colleges and libraries

There’s so much more to modern school furniture than traditional standard desks, chairs and tables. Particularly in further education, staff and students alike are benefitting from new designs in breakout, canteen and library furniture that allow functional spaces to become more welcoming, comfortable and accessible.

Start with space planning

Start with space planning

These days space is precious. Commercial and educational buildings can benefit hugely from effective space planning, allowing usable space to be maximised with the added flexibility of layouts and design that can be arranged and rearranged at high speed.

This can prove difficult with heavy furniture and fixed seating so today’s designers work with a suite of space-saving furniture alternatives, including lightweight, multi-purpose, stackable and modular options.

What is modular furniture?

What is modular furniture?

Modular school furniture consists of mix and match pieces designed to be placed according to the size and shape of your individual room. Shapes include cubes, benches, sofas and booth seating and they can be arranged and rearranged to create your own bespoke combinations.

It’s a wonderful space saving solution that tends to be designed in hard-wearing, easy-to-clean and colourful designs, ideal for schools and colleges. It’s simple to split seating up into smaller groups as well as bring it together when required, allowing ultimate flexibility for multi-use spaces. Some designs even feature built-in charging sockets.

Finding inspiration in breakout spaces

Finding inspiration in breakout spaces

A great place for modular solutions, the breakout area is simply a room or area of open-plan space with multipurpose, informal furnishings that create a place for people to think, work, hold meetings or even just take a break. The best breakout spaces are as flexible as possible to maximise use and so the right mix of modular furniture, booth seating or soft chairs and sofas can help to achieve this, inspiring creativity in groups or solo work.

Even in non-eating spaces, educational furniture needs to be just as tough and stain-resistant as canteen and dining furniture. This makes long canteen tables and refectory tables useful for breakout and other busy shared spaces where groups need to be accommodated in a flexible way.

What is a refectory table and why is it equally at home in the study hall?

What is a refectory table and why is it equally at home in the study hall?

The original refectory table was simply a very long wooden table in a monastery where large groups of monks would sit at benches and eat. Over the years the long wooden table became a feature of banqueting halls and nowadays the term refers to any long table designed to accommodate groups.

While the traditional refectory table is a solid wooden beast with decorative legs and low stretchers, modern refectory tables also come in tough wooden and coloured laminates with matching and even attached seating, making them perfect for educational settings.

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