Furniture

Comfort and health are now intentionally considered with regards to educational furniture design in order to promote well-being and minimize distractions.  Furniture needs to be made of non-toxic, supportive materials and as comfortable and flexible as possible. Furniture also plays a role in fostering social connectedness and interaction, both of which directly impact well-being and are key components in facilitating meaningful learning experiences. Although space patrons often have little control over structural design, something as simple as strategic furniture arrangement can aid in encouraging social interaction and creating environments that are conducive to collaboration and well-being.

Suggestions:

  • Obtain a room with furniture that best fits your needs, for example, a space with moveable furniture creates a space that is flexible and adaptable.
  • Arranging tables in a big square, circle or horseshoe shape maximizes eye contact and facilitates discussion.