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    The Node chair is mobile and supports all the ways students learn. It’s designed for quick, easy transitions in the classroom, and to support learning modes across the campus.


    Versatile Seating




    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.




    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.




    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


    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.



    Node Classroom Animation

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

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    The Steelcase Seating Difference

    At Steelcase, we study how you work and how you feel. You inspire new seating solutions, each expressed with uncompromising quality, craftsmanship and sustainability.

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    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

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    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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    Designing for Sustainability

    We create products that are good for people, and good for the world. Our products and operations are designed around a commitment to reduce climate change, reinforced by sustainable practices across our value chain.
    Our Sustainable Design framework ensures our products are designed with consideration of life cycle thinking and cradle-to-cradle principles:

    • Source materials responsibly
    • Minimize global warming and other life cycle impacts
    • Ensure material health
    • Enable end-of-use strategies

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    Options + Dimensions
    Global Availability
    Design Awards

    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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    Due to local regulations, select products are available in the UK.

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