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10 Favorite Products for Higher Education Learning Environments

Adaptable. Flexible. Scalable.

From residence living and student unions to dynamic learning environments and media centers, the college campus is a community of its own. It’s where students and faculty come together throughout the learning experience to connect with others on a more global perspective. A variety of programs on campus – and the environments to support them – can help students become involved with greater learning opportunities.

This past year underscored the importance that learning environments need to be adaptable, flexible and scalable. As you focus on navigating the complex challenges of Higher Ed administration, these are the products that helped our college and university clients this past year.

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Pirouette Tables 

Reasonably priced for any school, Pirouette tables are the perfect combination of form and function. It’s no wonder this table is ordered by virtually all our college/university clients. With nine top shapes, Pirouette tables are well suited for dynamic collaboration and real-world teaming. Options include nesting, height-adjustability and integrated power. 

 

 

Fixed Seating Solutions 

Many campuses face the challenge of blending more active and flexible learning environments with the mainstay of large lecture halls. KI fixed seating solutions, specifically the Jury Base option, honor the traditional focused lecture, while also supporting a rapid shift to collaboration. The 360-degree rotation of the base allows interaction in any direction, supporting critical listening, observation and collaboration – whether you have a flat or sloped floor. Automatic memory return keeps spaces looking clean and controlled. Available in 11 ergonomic seating styles. 

 

 

Learn2 Seating 

Sleek, simple and sturdy, Learn2 seating can adapt to support both active and rote pedagogies. Its mobility allows students to flex from individual study to group collaboration. The dual-handed, generous tablet on a swing arm provides ample, comfortable workspace. Available in three seating styles (Doni, Strive, Intellect Wave) and four accessory rack options.

 

 

Strive Seating 

Strive seating offers a simple yet elegant solution for design continuity throughout campus thanks to its depth of line. Its cleanability, affordability and versatility make it perfect for classrooms, third spaces, offices and cafés. The flex back encourages movement, relaxation and enhanced circulation, while the contoured seat dissipates pressure points for greater comfort.

 

 

Doni Stack and Guest Seating 

Colleges and universities know the value and importance of branding their campuses in school colors. The two-tone shell and custom color availability on Doni seating hits a sweet spot with unlimited color options at an affordable price. The stack/guest seating offers 17 degrees of hip articulation, which encourages movement and provides a comfortable sit. Easy to clean, the stack chairs are available in 4-leg, 4-leg wallsaver, 4-leg with casters and sled base styles. Easy to move, all models stack 12 high on a dolly and six high on the floor. 

 

 

Aristotle Casegoods 

As colleges and universities continue to shift toward hybrid schedules and workflows, Aristotle casegoods fulfill the aesthetic, space and functional requirements for faculty offices. Consisting of modular components, including desking and a variety of storage options, the line's affordable upscale look complements contemporary and transitional administrative environments. The seven standard laminate finishes can be mixed and matched to create a two-tone look. Integrated grommets and cord management keep surfaces looking neat and clean. 

 

 

Tattoo Flex Screens 

Whether faculty spaces need to address hybrid work schedules or learning environments seek to prioritize student ownership of space, the adaptability of furniture needs to extend beyond tables and chairs. Tattoo flex screens are easy to move, so you can expand or contract work/study areas as needed. A variety of screen inserts can be added to enhance aesthetics, acoustics and function. Pair with a Tattoo spine screen to support in-line planning with or without power.

 

 

Strive Task Seating 

Strive offers low-cost comfort in a versatile yet elegant task chair. Its flex back encourages movement, relaxation and enhanced circulation, making it ideal for faculty offices or learning spaces that experience a longer sit time such as library/media centers, computer stations or labs. The comfort tilt option provides 11 degrees of forward/backward tilt for more ease of movement. Available with poly or upholstered seats, Strive task seating melds beautifully throughout a facility with other pieces from the Strive family.

 

 

MyPlace Lounge Furniture 

With a robust variety of shapes, sizes and table options, MyPlace lounge furniture enables an exceptional range of formations – perfect for library/media centers, student unions/lounges, e-sports/gaming and café spaces. Use 48” or 60” high-back seating for space delineation or to provide privacy within an open space. Contrasting fabric options and integrated power available. Extremely durable with a 400-pound weight rating.

 

 

Sway Seating 

From e-sports to coding labs, gaming culture is scaling across higher education. Sway is an innovative solution designed in support of gaming postures and social engagement. The first of its kind, Sway chairs enable dynamic orbital motion with a smooth 360-degree swivel. Sway responds to natural body movements to provide superior comfort. A coordinating ottoman and occasional table offer a consistent look.

 

 

 

 

Think About Student Engagement. Think KI.

Colleges are evolving into epicenters for community happenings. As host to so many in the community, universities want to be a source of inspiration first for its students and teachers as well as those within the broader community who use the space.

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