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Swanbourne House chooses Postura+ range for new, tech-focused learning spaces

February 27, 2018

Founded in 1920, Swanbourne House has been working closely with Witley Jones Furniture over a number of years on a variety of refurbishment projects. Opening to students in summer 2017, the upgraded Fremantle and Walker buildings house innovative bespoke science laboratories, computing suites, an art studio, and a design & technology classroom and a range of humanities classrooms, each featuring seating from KI’s iconic Postura+ range.

An independent, co-educational prep school for 3-13 year olds, the school prides itself on providing outstanding facilities across its 55 acre estate in Buckinghamshire. During the planning phase of the recent project, school business manager Paul Jochimsen sought teacher input to ensure each new room was tailored to meet their needs. He also reviewed many other schools, and visited similar projects completed by Witley Jones for other schools, gaining insight into design and function for the innovative learning environment.

Paul Jochimsen, business manager, Swanbourne House, comments: "We are very proud of the new facilities which place us at the cutting edge of education. Postura+ chairs were the perfect addition for these spaces as we already had them elsewhere in the school and had received very positive feedback from staff and pupils. They are robust, brightly coloured, stackable, and mitigate against children tipping them over backwards. The teachers love them as they are easy to clean and the children find them very comfortable."

In each of the new rooms, Postura+ was selected in Ink Blue to provide ergonomic, durable seating. One-piece polypropylene stacking chairs enhance student comfort and performance in theory spaces, while Postura+ task chairs provide easy swivel movement and height adjustability for computer lab spaces. Stackable, sled-based Postura+ stools with integral bag hooks provide the perfect solution for the design & technology rooms.

Matt Jones, director, Witley Jones, comments: "Working with Swanbourne House over the years has allowed us to provide furniture and fittings to help them create innovative learning spaces fit for the future. KI’s Postura+ range match our commitment to quality, durability and value for money. Being able to specify a variety of seating options in a consistent quality and aesthetic made them an obvious choice for this vibrant learning environment."

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Editor notes:
About Postura+ chairs
KI’s iconic Postura+ chair was the first one piece polypropylene chair introduced to the UK education market in 1996. With a 20-year warranty, Postura+ remains the only one-piece poly chair that has been proven to outlast its warranty. The chair is ergonomically designed to promote good posture and provide exceptional comfort. Injection moulded in the UK from 100% recyclable high impact-resistant polypropylene, Postura+ is fully BS EN1729 certified with high fire retardancy. The chair is anti-static and stain resistant. Available in 16 standard colours, with custom colours available. Strong, durable and light, they can be vertically stacked to 12 high. The extended range of Postura+ seating products now includes task chairs & stools, high chairs, stools, and 4 leg chairs on castors, each designed to suit diverse learning environments and applications.

About KI
KI’s furniture helps the world’s leading organisations create happy, healthy, high performing working and learning environments for their people. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value.

Founded in 1941, KI (Krueger International, Inc.), remains employee-owned and has grown to become one of the world's largest, most respected furniture manufacturing groups. KI’s EMEA headquarters and showroom in Central London is supported by an established network of manufacturing facilities and distribution partners across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit: www.kieurope.com

About Witley Jones Furniture
Witley Jones Furniture manufactures high quality furniture for all educational establishments. We produce extensive ranges of classroom, library, common room and accommodation furniture. We specialise in the bespoke design of furniture, working closely with our clients and their consultants, with a total service including the design, manufacture, supply and installation. Witley Jones has over 30 years' experience in supplying the education marketplace, operate from our 3500 sqm facility in the heart of England. We work with schools throughout the UK, Europe and across the globe. www.witleyjones.com

For further information please contact:
Cherrill Scheer & Associates

Hille House
132 St Albans Road
Watford, Herts WD24 4AE
T: 01923 242769 | F: 01923 228110 | csa@hillehouse.co.uk

February 2018

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