Node
Node
Node
Node
Node

The Node chair is mobile and flexible. It's designed for quick, easy transitions from one teaching mode to the next. With Node, a classroom can transition from lecture mode to team mode without interruption.

Features

Move
Store
Fit
Versatile Seating
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Move

Move

The Node school chair accommodates any teaching style unlike traditional classroom seating that has limited mobility, putting the burden on educators to adapt.

Move.

The Node chair is highly mobile, which translates directly into classroom performance. A lesson plan can be carried out more effectively when seating is arranged and rearranged effortlessly, taking the burden off educators to adapt.

  • The swivel seat gives students the freedom to shift focus throughout the room. And, since the personal surface swivels in tandem, items remain at their fingertips.
  • Its subtle, but clear sight lines to the instructor, peers and whiteboards can dramatically enhance interaction.

Store

Store

Store.

The base of Node school chairs provides a unique storage solution for backpacks and student belongings that usually clutter the aisles. This allows quicker and easier transitions between teaching modes.

Even the arms serve a storage purpose. Aside from a place to rest your elbows, they are designed to hold a backpack or bag, keeping personal items safe, secure, and close at hand.

Fit

Fit

Fit.

The Node chair has an adjustable worksurface, providing a perfect fit for students of all shapes and sizes.

The Node chair’s worksurface accommodates both left- and right-handed students. Ergonomics of the seat bend and flex with the student.

Versatile Seating

Versatile Seating

Versatile.

The benefits of Node aren’t confined to the classroom.

Today’s workplace also thrives on collaboration, transition, and movement—qualities integral to the design of Node. So no matter where you are—the lobby, the training room, or the lab—discover the chair that goes anywhere you work.

Watch

Watch

Node Classroom Animation

Node allows easy transitions from one mode to the next in a classroom setting.

Insights

Learning Has Changed
Students Have Changed
Technology Has Changed
Case Studies

Learning Has Changed

Learning Has Changed

In our on-site research, we found cramped, static spaces designed for

passive one-way learning:

  • tight rows of desks and chairs that inhibit movement and interaction
  • instructors confined to the front of the room
  • few opportunities to connect with students

The classroom has to change

  • Research points to the fact that learning is enhanced when it is social and active.
  • A single approach to teaching is no longer enough.
  • Educators are turning to multiple pedagogies to support multiple learning styles.

Students Have Changed

Students Have Changed

Students expect more

Today’s students desire an active learning environment—expecting more from their classrooms than ever before. They want their surroundings to support co-learning, co-creation and open discussion.

Educators are often faced with a tough choice: promote active learning or organize a classroom to fit as many students as possible. The existing classroom footprint is only so big, and there’s not much flexibility.

Technology Has Changed

Technology Has Changed

Students Use Technology All the Time

Today’s Students

  • Digital natives
  • Comfortable using technology to display, share and present information

Many of Today’s Instructors

  • Digital immigrants
  • Leveraging technology to support the pedagogy used in the classroom
  • There are concerns for those who are untrained and uncomfortable when asked to develop instructional design protocols for truly engaging learners.

Important Classroom Considerations

  • Vertical surfaces to display content
  • Multiple projection surfaces and whiteboards
  • Various configurations

Case Studies

Case Studies

CATS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE: WHERE INNOVATION MEETS TRADITION

Long known for its 800+-year-old university namesake, the city of Cambridge of today is often described as Europe’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, a center for science and research. Just a short bicycle ride away from the university’s history-steeped campus is a much newer and also celebrated school: CATS College Cambridge, where the city’s inspirational setting is the backdrop for an innovative, forward-facing high school program for international students.

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Node changes the face of classrooms at Universidad Mariano Galvez

Universidad Mariano Galvez de Guatemala (UMG) is a private university in Guatemala. The university is considered to be one of the most prominent higher educational institutions in Central America. Like all higher education institutions, the school has been trying to address the many changes impacting education today: increased student expectations, rapidly changing technology and the adoption of more active and interactive teaching styles designed to engage students, leverage technology and explore more varied educational approaches.

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Teaching the Teachers

Dr. Shimon Amar, president of Ohalo College, a teachers’ college in Katzrin, Israel, knows first hand about employer dissatisfaction with new graduates. By introducing new active learning classrooms and teaching pedagogies at this teachers’ college, Amar and his staff are preparing a new generation of instructors, and ultimately their students, for the 21st century.

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Sustainability

Overview
Life Cycle
LEED Contribution
Certificates

Overview

Overview

Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

15 %

Up to

recycled content

75 %

Up to

recyclable

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Materials

15% recycled content by weight.

PVC free.

Production

No gluing processes.

Transport

Minimised packaging weight and volume to improve filling rates and save energy for shipping.

Use

Designed for a long product life.

Replaceable parts.

End of life

Up to 75% recyclable by weight.

LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to these LEED certification criteria:

  • LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C)
  • LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C)
  • LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M)

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

Node LEED Contributions

Recycled content

Regional materials

Low-Emitting materials

Sustainable purchasing

Certificates

Certificates

Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Node has achieved the following certifications:

Cradle to Cradle

Silver

ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 2

SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified

SCS IAQ Gold

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Specifications

Versions
Options + Dimensions
Global Availability
Design Awards

Versions

Options + Dimensions

Options + Dimensions

  • Available in 5 different colours
  • With or without Personal Worksurface (Node Tripod base only)
  • With or without tablet stand and/or cupholder (Node Tripod base only)

Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
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Design Awards

Design Awards

2012AustraliaInternational Design Award

node classroom chair was awarded Design Award™ by the 2012 Australian International Design Award, in the Architectural and Interior category. The Good Design Awards are Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment program, rewarding product design and innovation excellence since 1958.

2011United StatesInternational Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

node chair for classrooms won a silver awards in the annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition organized by the Industrial Designers Society of America. The 2011 IDEA jury was made up of 20 international design experts who spent weeks previewing entries online and two-and-a-half days of face-to-face evaluation and debate.

2010Spark! Award 

The classroom chair node was awarded the coveted Spark! Award. The Spark Award mission is to “promote better living through better design”. This is a multi-level design competition and is open to professional designers, novices or students

2010 – North America – Best of Neocon

node classroom chair was awarded the coveted Innovation Best of Neocon. This award spans all product categories.

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