KI’s (Krueger International, Inc) award-winning range of educational seating products has been chosen to take pride of place in Scotland’s award winning City of Glasgow College.
The new City Campus in the heart of Glasgow’s high tech Learning Quarter completes the twin site super college development designed for 40,000 students. It has been furnished with over 6,000 chairs from KI’s portfolio of educational seating products. KI’s reputation as one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of furniture, specifically created to best meet the unique needs of learning environments, made it the clear choice for an institution at the cutting edge of modern education. Versatile and dynamic furniture that also facilitates and encourages collaborative working was key.
Learn2 (Intellect Wave) - chosen in Tangelo, Grass Green, Sunburst, Warm Grey and Blue Grey; bringing vibrant and neutral colours together to create a fresh, contemporary aesthetic to the space. A number of spaces see the Intellect Wave seat shell configured with the transformative Learn2 base and tablet arm. This innovative tablet arm allows students and educators alike to reorganise a space quickly and easily to suit various lesson structures. Individual or group work is made easy with the tablet arm’s unique sliding worktop, allowing students to share worksurfaces without compromising personal space. This award-winning chair is the companion for the adaptable, sociable and open-plan layout of this campus.
Torsion on the Go! - selected for its foldable tablet arm and seat, allowing it to be neatly nested out of the way when not required. The virtually indestructible high-density stacking Maestro chair was also selected for spaces requiring seating for shorter periods as it is light, stackable and can be moved around quickly. The chosen KI seating collections come with a 15 year warranty, which offered the College peace of mind, knowing that they will not have to waste time and money on future repairs and procurement.
Janis Carson, Depute Principal City of Glasgow College
Our stunning world class super college is an inspiring and innovative working and learning environment. The design of both our campus sites is already being recognised by numerous architectural awards and our staff and students are really enjoying the modern, dynamic spaces. The seating selection was based on aesthetic, durability and sustainability and we are delighted that the products rated very highly on each of these.
Ian Johnstone, Director, MXQ Solutions
The FF&E brief for this project was to source products with a high quality aesthetic for this new learning environment. KI’s educational seating provided the ideal blend of practicality and longevity with a fresh modern colour range perfect in realising the College vision
Date - July 2017
End user - 4,000 students
Project type - New facility
Project Partner - MXQ Solutions
Website - www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk