Friday 30th June 2017


Functional, flexible, and fun – ‘Imagine’ is a range developed with schools and local authorities.

Coming soon, a new range of furniture for nursery and primary schools.

The Imagine range, which has the strapline ‘Helping Build Bright Futures’, has been developed in consultation with schools and local authorities to create highly engineered modular furniture which is functional, flexible, and fun for its young users.

The new range – entitled Imagine – has been designed and manufactured by our parent company, Havelock in Kirkcaldy, Fife, which is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of quality classroom equipment.

Imagine is a comprehensive range of desks, chairs, storage units and furniture for classrooms and other learning areas such as libraries, which encourages creative and artistic expression and is designed to provide multiple areas for structured learning and imaginative play. A report commissioned by the University of Salford in 2015 highlighted the importance of the physical characteristics of classrooms and their impact on pupils’ learning progress. The findings showed that stimulation for learning should be “neither chaotic, nor boring” and this was a key consideration in the design of the Imagine range.

Individualisation is thought to be key to aiding pupils’ learning, and this has been incorporated into the range, with coloured trays for personal equipment, and racks for coats and wellies. An extensive colour pallet has been adopted, which includes a mixture of white and natural wood finishes complemented by accent colours.

Paul Doleman, Product Development Director said: “Flexibility is a key feature of our Imagine range, particularly for the nursery furniture. Many pieces are of modular construction so they can be manoeuvred and adapted to suit the size and shape of the space in which they are to be used, such as a play house or reading area. Many pieces are also designed for more than one application and much of it is mobile, which means it can fit around its users and the space it occupies.

“We’ve had excellent feedback so far from the schools and local authorities we’ve consulted with during the design and manufacture process. We’ve also been road-testing it with local nursery and primary school children and watching them using the furniture we’ve made has been one of the most satisfying experiences for the team here.”

Testimonials from the children to have used the furniture at our showroom include:

“I liked playing on the workbench making things out of wood with the teacher.”

“The colours were amazing.”

“The book pod is cool, I like how it was a hole in the wall.”

“I loved painting and drawing on the art easel. I liked how you could paint on one side and draw on the other.”

“I liked sitting on the wedge tables with my friends.”

Look out for the new range coming soon to our Online Shop.

For more information speak to one of our Sales Advisors on 01509 611021.





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