The modern classroom is flexible, modular, and asynchronous. Classrooms must provide seating, workspace, and storage, all while maintaining a clean environment with an inviting and enriching appearance. HON’s collection of furniture supports educators and students alike by creating spaces that are customizable, comfortable, and fun! HON’s products are built to last in even the most tested learning environments. Features of HON’s educational furniture include:
- Built-in Electrical Outlets
- Customizable Storage
- Comfortable Seating
- Sturdy Work Surfaces
HON’s focus on customizability and modularity allows for creative and economical classroom layouts and immediate flexibility, so the furniture is serving the classroom and not the other way around. No matter the age or subject, HON has the pieces you need to make your classroom into the best possible version of itself.
The Award-Winning Makerspace Table
In education a “makerspace” is a collaborative workspace where students come to build, make, experiment, and learn together. This staple of STEM education has never been more popular that it is currently. Create a permanent yet mobile makerspace activity hub in your classroom with the Makerspace Table. The Makerspace Table by HON gives students a dedicated classroom space for discovery and collaboration. HON’s Makerspace Table enables teachers to be creative in designing their classrooms and in teaching their lessons. Fully customizable with 3”, 6”, and 12” hangable storage bins and your choice of whiteboard or pegboard end panels, HON’s Makerspace Table is perfect for every classroom. HON’s Makerspace Table is a versatile and resilient piece of classroom furniture, built to support 1200 pounds even when fully equipped. It received the 2021 Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
SmartLink Storage for Exploration and Organization
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Pairing SmartLink Storage with Makerspace Tables creates a learning environment where the student is fully independent. SmartLink Storage bins are durable and easy to clean, as well as being compatible with the Makerspace Table. Every SmartLink Storage cabinet is outfitted with sturdy casters that give teachers control of their classrooms. Create Exploration Stations throughout the room by filling the bins with crafts, Legos, sensory objects, pieces of nature, books, or whatever you dream up.
To foster student independence, simply use your SmartLink Storage cabinet to keep supplies and activities where students can access them. SmartLink Storage cabinets are available in a variety of colors so you can color code your supplies, or just add a little zest to the classroom. Strong, versatile, and stylish, the SmartLink Storage system is the perfect storage solution for your classroom.
SmartLink Desks for Groupwork and Flexibility
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The unique design of SmartLink Desks supports both right- and left-handed students, while maximizing versatility and minimizing floorspace. Perfect for class discussions, SmartLink Desks are light weight, modular, and easily rearranged for class discussions, group work, lectures, and testing.
Easily moved desks and chairs create opportunities for teamwork, communication, and empathy. According to Forbes, these same “soft skills” are essential in the modern and future workplace.
Some examples of soft skills are:
- Critical thinking
- Effective Communication
These skills apply to every career path or profession. By using SmartLink Desks in your classroom to give your students the time and tools to practice independence and interpersonal skills, you are preparing them for the future.
SmartLink Desks also make asynchronous learning easier by giving the teacher full customizability of their classroom. Separate students into small groups, partners, or solo arrangements depending on the task at hand, giving students the space they need to focus on their work without being distracted by the work of others.
The Tangram Line Goes Beyond the Classroom
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After you furnish your classroom, HON has all the furniture you need to make your whole school just as welcoming and stimulating. Make the best use of your limited space by creating organized, low-footprint opportunities for rest, study, and socializing. The Tangram series of modular seating cubes and walls are perfect for social educational spaces such as:
- Dorm Common Areas
- Study Halls
- Student Organization and Club Rooms
Tangram cubes and walls are soft and customizable, and come equipped with handy electrical outlets, so your students can rest their bodies, recharge their devices, and continue their education outside the classroom. Tangram pods are perfect for cafeterias and study groups. The Campfire set allows for large group discussions and readings, while the Tangram Island creates private space in public with soft walls and a minimal floor footprint.