In the Best of Worlds, the School Environment Should be Top Priority
We’re dealing with a very important question: how are schools affected by their school environment? There are many reports showing cases of how the school environment does not meet the basic requirements. This issue is something that Green Furniture Concept wants to help solve.
If we, as adults and society, focus on creating the right school environment, the students can focus on learning- it’s that simple
“We are convinced that good design will also last over time. That is why we work exclusively with materials and manufacturing that are integrated into nature’s cycle. The eco-label ‘The Swan’ is the basis for our development, all to create sustainable environments that inspire our future (the children). We’re here to make a change in public interiors, but also to drive a sustainable transformation in the furniture industry,” says Green Furniture Concept founder and designer Johan Berhin
The school environment makes a difference
A good working environment in the school benefits all students, teachers, and other school staff. It sounds simple. And sure, the idea is good, but we have seen too many examples of how this insight has not been prioritised properly. For us, it is obvious that standards of the schools meet the needs of the children.
The Reggio Emilia Institute believes that the teacher and the students are the school’s two main pedagogues. Thirdly, where the classroom is located. Let’s then call the living rooms and corridors the fourth pedagogue.
At Green, we work with so-called biophilic design, design with a strong influence of nature and its elements. Research shows that rooms with these features have a direct positive impact on our health and our well-being, which in the long run can contribute to better results and lower sick leave. Through seamless furniture and the flexibility that follows, Green’s concept can be adapted to each project and create spatiality in the school’s open, mostly empty, spaces.