New learning spaces
The reform of the Ministry of education required new spaces for education, and this assignment was aimed at rethinking the learning environment and supporting alternative methods of learning.
New spaces and furniture will have to promote various ways of education, from group work to individuals, digital and analogue work, while being modular and quickly adaptable. After extensive research on the history of school spaces and ways of learning, we set out to design furniture that would be flexible in terms of layout and encouraging for different work and learning types. Meanwhile questioning the norm of ex-chatedra classrooms and highlighting the importance of constant exchange between students and teachers.
Mentors: Mladen Orešić,
Course: Industrial design 6
The tables are designed in a way that allows for easy access from multiple sides and are easy to move due to their light construction. The missing legs on the corners provide space for sitting all the way around for group work. There is a sliding compartment for storage underneath the table, accessible from both sides.
The goal was to create an environment that supports multiple kinds of students based on their learning types: physical, social, verbal, visual, etc. Seated, relaxing or moving, the space should provide their own optimal requirements for learning new things.
The shelving follows the visual language of the tables, with missing elements which creates a playful structure. Just like the tables, the shelves are made from easy to source and long lasting materials: square steel tubing and HPL compact boards.