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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Customer Story: Quakers Hill Public School

Customer Story: Quakers Hill Public School

Quakers Hill Public School is situated in a fast growing suburb. The elementary school has grown to house nearly a thousand students. However, as the school has evolved, so too has its curriculum and approach to learning environments, with a focus on increasing...