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The latest insights into the positive impact of furniture and space design on students and learning communities.

The Story Behind the RockerOttTM. The Original Rockstar.

The Story Behind the RockerOttTM. The Original Rockstar.

The award-winning NorvaNivel ROCKEROTT is the first of its kind. Lightweight, flexible, and truly versatile. The original RockerOtt was and still is a seating solution that can support learners through all their natural body movements and learning needs, as well as channel physical learners’ excess energy to focus on their tasks at hand.

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How COVID can make us better

How COVID can make us better

COVID-19 has definitely impacted global education. How do we sustain distance (albeit temporarily) in learning environments while ensuring it doesn’t become the overriding principle in space design?

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THE POWER OF COLOR IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

THE POWER OF COLOR IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Choosing color with a purpose can even lead to more engaged learners! WHY IS THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR IMPORTANT TO THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT? Understanding the role that different colors play in the learning environment, from cognition to emotion, is a critical part of...

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Choosing Height-Adjustable or Varied Height Tables

Choosing Height-Adjustable or Varied Height Tables

At NorvaNivel, all the learning spaces we create are designed to empower learners. We recognize that spaces are not one-size-fits-all, but need to cater to learners’ profiles. Having surfaces at varied heights with options to sit or stand ensures learners feel...

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To Cast or Not to Cast: Using Casters with Purpose

To Cast or Not to Cast: Using Casters with Purpose

Casters are great when they are purposefully integrated into the balanced learning environment; however, it is a common misconception that, in a future-ready learning environment, all furniture needs to be on casters. Casters are important to ensure an ease of...

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Seats Without Backs? The Facts on Going Backless

Seats Without Backs? The Facts on Going Backless

Sitting on the edge of your seat is a sure sign of engagement! At NorvaNivel, we design and manufacture seats, but not chairs. For those transitioning to our flexible learning spaces, questions can arise around seats without backs. From research and experience we know...

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The Story behind…. the GRASSYOTT™ Ottoman

The Story behind…. the GRASSYOTT™ Ottoman

Two students on a medium GRASSYOTT ottoman in a library space THE GRASSYOTT ottoman is just what nature ordered! The GRASSYOTT ottoman provides learners with a natural feeling and comforting material. These dome shaped seats come in three different sizes, and all are...

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A SPACE FOR EVERY CHILD; NOT A SEAT AND DESK.

A SPACE FOR EVERY CHILD; NOT A SEAT AND DESK.

Learning environments are a question of equity. What works for one learner doesn’t necessarily work for the other. Effective learning spaces need to meet the diverse needs of ALL learners. Educators who embrace this understand that the learning environment plays an...

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