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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.
The base of Node provides choice and versatility to meet the needs of different spaces and students. Options include the five-arm and tripod base with casters and a swivel seat for quick and fluid movement and for storing of personal belongings.
The seat of Node is an easy-to-maintain flexible solution. For elevated comfort and aesthetics, Node offers an attractive cushion seat—perfect for long stretches of sitting in any learning areas.
The Node chair has an adjustable worksurface, providing a perfect fit for students of all shapes and sizes. The Node chair’s worksurface can be swung out or be pulled in to accommodate students for maximum comfort.
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
Students Use Technology All the Time
Today’s students are digital natives. They are comfortable using technology to display, share and present information.
Many of Today’s Instructors are 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
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, which means that a. single approach to teaching is no longer enough. Educators are turning to multiple pedagogies to support multiple learning styles.
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
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)
This product is available in the following regions:
- Asia Pacific
- Central America
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
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2012 – Australia – International 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.
2011 – United States – International 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.
2010 – Spark! 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.
Work from Home
While teams are working from home, we’re working to keep them comfortable. You can lean on Steelcase as your one trusted point of contact for products that blend performance with design.
Due to local regulations, select products are available in the UK.