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

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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The Incredible Multipurpose GENGA Blocks

The Incredible Multipurpose GENGA Blocks

Gone are the days of wooden desks neatly aligned in a row in a classroom. It has been a slow change in education with most classrooms looking the same for the last few centuries. Finally, needed changes are taking place for the benefit of the students. No longer are...

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How to Take Care of Your Whiteboard Tables

How to Take Care of Your Whiteboard Tables

Our writable surface options are one of our most requested items to date and for good reason! They allow for learners to compose their notes and share them in a collaborative environment with peers and educators. When combined with a foldable table like our...

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The changing face of learning spaces

The changing face of learning spaces

Contemporary education is more dynamic, engaging and student-centered.New generations require new ways of teaching and learning and adaptability is key.At NorvaNivel, we’re passionate about the education environment, which is why we’ve been designing furniture for...

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The story behind… ROCKER OTT™

The story behind… ROCKER OTT™

At NorvaNivel, we recognize that students learn in a variety of ways. In an agile learning space, the notion that students need to sit still for long periods of time is a largely antiquated perspective. Schools in Finland embrace 15-minute breaks on an hourly basis....

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The Story Behind… CLOUDIE™ Table

The Story Behind… CLOUDIE™ Table

Gone are the days of rows and rows of desks, with all students facing the front of the classroom towards the teacher. The industry has shifted away from industrial learning with student desks to student-centered pedagogies, and learning spaces have followed...

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