A new build fulfilling ‘the vision for public education’.

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With an innovative new build, Harbord Public School created a flexible learning space to support its contemporary educational practice. 18 new classrooms, breakout spaces, and a library were all designed in the new build with openness and flexibility in mind. With NorvaNivel’s furniture, which is inherently flexible and designed specifically for contemporary learning environments, teachers have been enabled to use the furniture to support specifc teaching styles. Further, the lightweight and durable design of our furniture empowers students to make the space their own. The result has been engaged students and school staff who love their new learning spaces.


Since opening, the school has attracted huge amounts of attention for its innovative new design and how the design supports a contemporary educational practice. Within the new classrooms, many of the teachers have embraced the furniture and used it to support new approaches, including tandem teaching and student-centered learning. Key results include providing increased flexibility to the students, enhancing collaboration, and fostering independence in the students. “They’re choosing where they want to work, they’re choosing the way that they use the furniture. I think that alone helps them be more independent.”


NorvaNivel almost exclusively provided the furniture for the new classrooms, break out spaces, and new library at Harbord.

As designers, manufacturers, and suppliers solely of educational furniture, specifically designed for contemporary learning environments, our furniture was perfectly suited to help the school achieve its objectives and to meet the needs of the students and educators.

We provided a range of seating and surfaces that allow students to personalise their learning experience. From INCUPOD™ Reading Nooks to a variety of unique, flexible seating options, students have ownership over their space, comfort, and education experience.

Some of the key pieces selected for the classrooms, breakout spaces and library include: GENGA™ Collection, ROCKER OTT™ Seating, GRASSY DOME™ ottomans, CRASHPOD™ Cushions, CONCLAVE™ Booth Seats, and the INCUPOD.

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“You’re encouraged to wander around and move things. And find a place that’s comfortable to work at.”

Mr Paul Kelly, Assistant Principal.



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Flexible seating options that give learners the control in how their bodies learn best.

Unique design and construction, the GrassyOtt encourages social interaction and sensory benefits associated with learning.

Our foam filled CrashPods are designed to be noise and crush free.

The Conclave Booth Connector seat brings greater flexibility to the Conclave family.

The Incupod Nook creates a withdrawal space that every learner would want to retreat in.