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Kings Bruton

Somerset

Case Study

The brief

King’s Bruton sought to build a legacy with this iconic new music facility to build on the already busy programme of over 50 concerts a year. Providing a vast array of opportunities for students to develop their music skills, the school will now be able to boost its music programme further still.

Music at King’s is arguably as strong as it’s ever been, but this was despite our facilities and not because of them. This new music school provides state-of-the-art amenities for both our students and the wider community.

Ian Wilmshurst, headmaster, King’s Bruton

Our solution

Balancing the old with the new, functionality with beauty, the new facilities have been enhanced with the addition of KI’s Intellect Wave music chair.

Intellect Wave music chair - specified with 'Wet Sand' polypropylene seat shells and matching powder-coated steel legs which make a striking statement against the warm, wooden interiors. This chair is a unique variant of the elegant and popular Intellect Wave family, featuring a 5° forward tilted seat back and an elevated seat height to promote a more upright posture and enhanced breathing. This can make a notable difference in comfort and performance whilst playing a musical instrument.

Maestro high-density stacking chairs - specified with 'Nordic' (navy blue) polypropylene seat and backrest and chrome sled bases. Adding a huge amount of flexibility to the versatile spaces, these chairs are stackable to 38 chairs on a transport dolly. Comfortable and robust for student or audience use, they are quick and easy to move around and link together into rows. This allow rooms to be transformed into recital spaces, but neatly stack away when not required.

We have specified KI products for many of our customers over many years. They are a world-leader in creating seating designed specifically for students, and the Intellect Wave music chair is a great example of this. It was an obvious choice for the new music school. It is elegant and cleverly designed to be comfortable and incredibly durable. This is an important factor especially for education environments, where student comfort has a huge impact on learning and performance. Being available in so many seat shell and metal finishes, it gave us even more flexibility to create the right aesthetic for the space.

Andrew Morgan, founder, Morgan Stewart Interiors

When we approached Andrew at Morgan Stewart, we asked for furniture that would look smart, but be flexible enough to allow us to completely rearrange the space very quickly - Andrew did a really good job, providing modern furniture that complements the building while offering that flexibility. The staff responsible for arranging the space have commented on how easy it is to move furniture now, the stacking system is excellent. What is even more impressive is that after several terms of daily use, the furniture still looks as good as the day it was delivered.

Louis Tuson, Kings Bruton School Bursar

More information

Date - 2019
End user -
350 students
Project type - New build
Project partners - Morgan Stewart Interiors
Website - www.kingsbruton.com

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