Wellington School approached Office Reality with a brief which addressed the improvement of specific social and breakout areas throughout the school. After the initial phone call and discussion we arranged a site visit to measure the space and to clarify what exactly was needed. It was clear that some areas needed more definition to make them more 'social' as the existing furniture was a general mix which gave a slightly ad hoc feel to each social space.
Starting with the sixth form centre we were looking at two rooms within an older style building which required two and three seater sofas. There were some concerns about pupils sitting on the arms of the sofas which could lead to weakness within the internal frame structure of the sofa. This however was resolved as the the manufacture confirmed that they could strengthen the arm with double joints to prevent this from happening.
The Ison sofa was then put forward as a suitable solution as it could be made with Crib 5 fabric (a requirement within the educational sector) and was on a quick lead time as the manufacture was local to ourselves and the school. We then specified some vinyl qubes as these are flexible and can be moved and pulled up easily. The fabric chosen for the sofas was Camira Urban and Stripes. The pupils and staff were happy with the sofa's and the qubes and hope to select further furniture products from Office Reality for future projects.