Steelcase have been a household name within the office furniture industry for decades. They have been producing well designed, bright and efficient office furniture for some time and have become the world's largest manufacturer of office furniture. Their recent collaboration with IDEO has helped them to create their latest product, the Node chair. IDEO are a design company that work with other companies in the commercial and private sectors to help them develop their ideas. Not only this but they also help new businesses realise potential problems and help them to overcome these. It is for this reason that a collaboration with Steelcase was not a surprise.
The Node chair has been designed with students in mind. As far as education furniture and education seating, this product is unique in a number of ways. The chair has a unique look and has a 360 degree rotating seat that helps students to collaborate and work together easier. This also helps any class set up as the chair, due to the rotating function can adapt to any desk configuration. As well as this the chair also has a small tablet that can be used for both left handed or right handed people. The small adjustable table is also big enough for books, notepads and even a laptop depending on the user's preference. Another unique feature about the chair is that it has a storage compartment in the base.
This space is large enough to store bags, books, papers and laptop cases so clutter around the classroom is kept to a minimum. Mounted on 5 castors for easiy mobility around the room, this chair has a plastic seat making it durable and tamperproof so even young children can use it. This chair also comes in a range of vibrant colours which is designed to suit any classrooms decor.