With the advances in technology, learning can take place just about anywhere on campus. The student union or commons area, also referred to as gathering spaces, can provide a way to enhance the academic experience.Envision a casual, creative atmosphere like a technology-enabled cafe. A flexible learning environment gives students a sense of community.
When considering creating a gathering space on campus, examine these ideas:
1. Mix furniture styles for individual work, one-on-one meetings, and large working groups.
2. Furniture with built-in power and communication access is a must.
3. Select durable, adaptable, and sustainable furniture.Let’s take a look at a few space plans ideas by Kimball:
Some other great ideas for your gathering space:
Ideas to create an activity space using some of Knoll best products. Pictured in our mood board:
- Pixel table
Scribe marker board
Suzzane lounge seatin
“Activity Spaces are go-to spaces that encourage collaboration and enhance productivity.” @knollinc
Read more: Activity Spaces by Knoll
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A visual summary of the Knoll Research paper WHAT’S GOOD FOR PEOPLE? MOVING FROM WELLNESS TO WELL-BEING.
A little inspiration for you
- Henry Domke Art http://ow.ly/M58aJ
- Architex Draperies RX 8006 Beauty http://ow.ly/M58GA
- Architex Textiles Salt Spring Invigorate http://ow.ly/M5c4D
- Kimball Healthcare Casegoods Sanctuary http://ow.ly/M5amC
- Kimball Healthcare Textiles Cassidy http://ow.ly/M59GK
- Alpine Patient Seating by Kimball Healthcare https://www.kimballoffice.com/furniture/Alpine/
- 7. Kimball Healthcare Textiles Natural World http://ow.ly/M59GK
Some of the trends we are seeing are brand new while others are “coming back” styles with updated materials.
Let’s take a look:
⊇ Padded models are back.
⊇ Slim squared shapes.
⊇ Appearance is more important than performance. More unconventional models.
⊇ Models are less bulky and complex. Lighter and more compact.
⊇ A wide variety of materials but wood is still a large component being matched with other elements.
⊇ Flexible families to fit different context and spaces.
⊇ Lounge seating for open areas is still the option to help with acoustic comfort thought high padded backs or well-organized configurations.