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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 backward. 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 matches our commitment to quality, durability, and value for money. Being able to specify a variety of seating options in consistent quality and aesthetic made them an obvious choice for this vibrant learning environment."
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