Quality Classroom Chairs

Yellow School Chairs at Rutgers University

One important factor in providing students a quality education is the design of school furniture. Having children sit on quality classroom chairs can enhance their level of education.  Schools focus on quality education, safety in schools and socialization.  Once the staff is in place, the school administration needs to look at how the school is designed, with a focus on the quality of the furniture in the school.

According to an article published in The New York Times in January, 2013 by Al Baker, this does not seem to be such a strong focal point of school administrations.  Indeed, quoted in this article was Wes Bradley, the principal of Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown, Kentucky.  Bradley said that he doubted “many school districts had ever had a discussion about chairs.”  In the six years that Bradley taught in a high school in the Bronx, New York, he had never seen chairs like the thousand new ones that he put into his school’s 40 classrooms in August, 2012.  He described each of them as “a vessel of student sovereignty.”  He described them as “human-friendly, form to the body,” and that they come in “energizing colors.”

In the same NY Times article it was reported that “administrators who have used newer, more flexible or free-moving chairs say that children find their new seats more comfortable and that they seem more engaged. Few studies have been conducted on whether chairs affect student performance, though a four-year study of 400 students conducted by a German nonprofit devoted to ‘posture and mobilization support’ said children were able to concentrate for longer periods if they were given more mobile seats, combined with lesson plans that involved moving around.”