Looking for flexible classroom furniture? Does your training room need an overhaul? Want to create a space where students or employees can gather, learn and grow in whatever way best supports their individual education journey? Here are some of the latest trends and products available on the market today to help you get the most out of your educational environment.
Each area of an office space has it’s own purpose with specific requirements for aesthetics, flexibility, durability, functionality, and technology integration. That said, let’s not forget about the classroom and/or training room space at your business! Taking the time to thoughtfully design the proper learning environment can better promote collaboration, creative thinking, and communication. As an added bonus, the right training and/or classroom furniture can positively impact employee morale and productivity, as well as health and wellness!
Several furniture manufacturers offer educational and training room furniture. In this blog, I will focus on only few, so you can get a general idea of options and choices that are available. Once you get a general idea of what you want, our team of office furniture professionals can help you with developing a budget, space planning, and creating the specific space that you need.
Indiana based office furniture giant Kimball has an entire line dedicated to learning. They have incorporated the needs and expectations of ever-evolving office furniture trends into the development of their product portfolio. With Kimball, you’ll find comfortable, flexible, collaborative, and technology-driven solutions for not only classrooms, but also breakrooms, offices, and every learning space in between.
Today’s classrooms thrive on collaboration, transition, and movement. Active learning spaces are flexible, engaging, and accommodate different learning styles. An interactive space (see above) frees instructors and students to move beyond the passive learning style of conventional classrooms toward a dynamic, interactive style that teaches the collaborative skills employers value.
As the classroom of the future, the Kimball Learning model encourages instructors to actively mentor and advise students during their group collaboration. Sliding whiteboards, writable table surfaces and multiple monitors create spaces to share ideas and provide optimal viewing for any position in a classroom configuration.
KI, a contract furniture company, manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for educational, university, business and government markets. KI has a vast product line that focuses on education. Something that I came across when doing research for this blog was their Flat Screen Garage system. What a neat and necessary concept!
This product brings a new level of flexibility to training rooms. A multiple-use table means people can use a room for a variety of applications to maximize efficiency. When you need high-tech access, just press the button and the training table transforms into a computing center in seconds. The motorized lift conveniently opens the security door and raises the flat screen display. Another touch lowers it until it’s needed again. The keyboard and mouse are stored with the monitor, freeing under-table space.
Since the garage is housed at the rear of the table, there is ample working room even when it is in use. Power and data lines stay connected and secure with an integrated wire management system. Designed with durability in mind, the Flat Screen Garage easily handles the rigorous challenges posed by educational, training and other multi-use applications. Valuable equipment remains locked and safe when not in use. The Flat Screen Garage is backed by a 10-year warranty. Want more info, contact us online.
We have a team of experienced office furniture professionals ready to assist you in identifying and purchasing cost-conscious and flexible classroom furniture. We invite you to experience how we can collaborate to meet all your office furniture needs from sales to installation. Let us provide you with practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.
At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we will provide you with insights to help optimize your existing space and help to create a happy, healthy and productive workplace. We strive to give the best customer experience possible. Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom at 9452 Philips Highway #7, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. You can also visit our second (NEW LOCATION) at 1801 S. Nova Rd., Ste. 107, South Daytona, FL 32119. Call today to schedule an appointment (386) 262- 1014. Hours: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida. A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.