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You Want Smarter, More Collaborative Students? First, Fix The Tables | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
"Everyone lauds the benefits of collaboration, and yet students usually sit apart from one another, stuck behind their individual desks. The Dutch designers Rianne Makkink & Jurgen Bey have updated the classic trestle table into a flexible system that stretches to accommodate group projects.

One or two trestle desks can be combined with a larger tabletop to form an elongated work surface. The longest table can also be used as a vertical or horizontal easel, with the metal ridge used for joining the tables together doubling as a utensil holder. The extension pieces, made from high-pressure laminate, can be folded and stacked into a colourful display when not in use.

Brilliant--and just the thing to help foster early collaboration--but sadly not yet a reality."
schools  tables  trestles  studioclassroom  schooldesign  classroom  design  furniture  2012  via:carlasilver  classrooms 
january 2012 by robertogreco

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