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Living Edge continues to drive innovative approaches to design offering, execution, and sustainability. Good design is that which fosters a comfortable, inspiring environment allowing us to relax, communicate, and open our minds to new information and ways of doing things. Great design does all this and more, integrating itself into our habits and thought processes so firmly that it’s impossible to imagine life without it. In the arena of great design, Living Edge takes ‘leading by example’ to the next level – crafting spaces for innovation, ambition and greatness. Our team tackles the education sector with flair and a fresh perspective to deliver furniture which seamlessly merges functionality, style, and sustainability.
Equipped with a nuanced understanding of the complexities and characteristics of the education landscape, we deliver world-class products and learning environments to best support the students of tomorrow.
Living Edge is a firm believer in the importance of investing in the future, whether this means providing comfortable, healthy environments for the students of today or offering quality design with the longevity to cater to generations to come. As Australia’s premier destination for furniture, we are proud to supply innovative solutions to schools and universities across the nation. We work closely with clients within the education space to understand their wants and needs and ensure that these are fully and creatively met.
Our approach to design in the education landscape takes full advantage of research and development conducted by our brands into how design elements can enrich the educational experience. Identifying your critical success factors and providing a clear and direct furniture solution that will achieve these each and every time drives our approach.
In line with the flexible, agile classrooms of the modern age, Living Edge is pleased to present a selection of the latest and greatest in seating, desking and storage solutions that transition seamlessly between uses and users. Whether you’re after simple but effective functional designs or vibrant statement pieces, versatility and adaptability, or space economisation. Our human-centered approach is informed by research to create inspiring environments.
Libraries are hubs of knowledge, activity, and technology that can be ambitious in scale and design. The library provides resources and services for education, information, research and development to the students. As well as a place of comfort to check in between classes. The well-designed library includes spaces that encourage activities, with desired furnishings, special equipment, and modern technology. The ambiance cheers the mood, character, quality, tone, and atmosphere of the library. Over the years, Library design has evolved from just a warehouse of books to a welcoming contemporary space.
Many colleges and universities have space on campus that extends beyond a traditional classroom. A multipurpose space can be described as having the ability to accommodate a number of different functions at any given time within one space. Flexibility is provided through innovative equipment selection and configuration. Elegant lines, excellent ergonomics, and unsurpassed ability to create space without taking up space is essential. At Living Edge, we offer human-centred designs - readily and easily reconfigured to any range of needs.
As collaboration continues to be necessary, a broader cultural change within the education sector has pushed teaching methodologies toward tailored strategies celebrating variations in needs and abilities. The Living Edge collaborative furnishings do just this, allowing for the carving out of quiet, comfortable and inviting pockets for collaboration, with all the required integrated technology, in the midst of vibrant breakout spaces.
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As many educational institutions are encouraging a return to face to face learning, the auditorium should be front of mind in terms of design, function and longevity. More than a simple destination for lectures and presentations, the venue can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of events, from lectures to live performances, ceremonial occasions, forums and exhibitions. Our collection of furniture for auditoriums combines the latest in ergonomics and seating technology with outstanding design to help elevate the space and offer students a world class experience.
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Furniture design for early education settings, such as preschools and childcare centres should prioritise functionality, safety, and creativity. Child-sized tables and chairs promote a sense of independence and engagement, while storage solutions enhance organisation. Colourful, ergonomic designs encourage a stimulating learning environment, and durable, easy-to-clean materials ensure longevity. Inclusive, adaptable pieces accommodate diverse needs and foster a welcoming atmosphere for young learners.
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In ever-increasing droves, today’s students are demanding greater provision of amenities to contribute to the education experience. For many, considerations surrounding cultural fit, diversity of eateries and convenience are factoring into the decision making process of students scouting prospective universities. No longer will curriculum and cost remain the only determining USP for universities seeking to entice enrolments. It’s all about achieving a ‘sticky campus’ – and the best method lies in reconceiving hospitality spaces.
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One area that would be wise for facilities professionals to carefully consider is the role of the outdoor space on campus. Greenery and courtyards around classrooms play also significant role in stimulating outdoor activities and informal social gathering between classes. Meaningful open spaces vary from courtyards, well-defined pedestrian ways, building corridor and veranda. The pandemic highlighted the importance that outdoor spaces can and should have in campus communities. They moved up on priority lists as schools began utilising these spaces for a variety of needs, including classrooms, student gatherings, fitness programs, and more.
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Public spaces are knowledge and creative hubs, enablers of interactions, and create a sense of place and community. In recent years, there has been increasing scientific interest in how the characteristics of public spaces play a role in creativity. Living Edge recognises the power of effective sociability and the operational and budgetary needs of outfitting public spaces. Our collection of furniture for public spaces combines the latest in ergonomics with design savviness to elevate both the space and user experience.
Administering to the needs of staff, students and other associated stakeholders, the clerical responsibilities for educational institutions are vast and numerous. Supreme functionality, then, remains the order of the day. Our edit of highly functional office furniture including task seating, desks, workstations, meeting tables – all boasting an equally high level of intelligent, streamlined and contemporary design cues – promises to support a broad range of administrative needs and modes.
Conferencing and Meeting Spaces
Conference style seating offers a single long table around which meeting participants are seated facing each other. Conference seating should be uniform, the arrangement will often place smaller groups around central points of interest, or direct attendees’ attention to a speaker or presentation. Different table shapes correspond to different requirements. Whether round, boat-shaped, trapeze-shaped, square, or rectangular - every imaginable variant can be applied. At Living Edge, we offer scalable table designs readily reconfigured to fit varying needs as well as options for sleek hidden technology and power points.
Executive and Chancellor Offices
As the centre of an educational institution’s governance, the chancellor’s office lies at the cross section of student, administrative and staff needs. Requiring a high degree of functionality and efficiency to this end, such spaces, however, are also expected to speak to the core values of these stakeholders and the institution more broadly. Living Edge’s collection of furniture for executive and chancellory offices carries an air of distinction coupled with attractive practicality.
Our qualified and experienced Education Project Consultants are significant members of the Living Edge brand. A team that celebrates authentic design, inspiring spaces, and strong client relationships. We pride ourselves in understanding the importance of first-hand consultations to achieve the best design for your project.
What sets Living Edge apart is our dedication to creating environments that are personal and unique to you. Recognising that no two projects are the same, we will carefully consider your needs to create a bespoke design that genuinely respects and celebrates your personal style. With proficient knowledge on our expansive product range and research capabilities at an expert level, we have the resources to successfully and meticulously complete the project.
Contact us today to discuss your next Education project.