Irena Barker of British Planning Learning Spaces Magazine meets designers Avron and Jolene Levin to find out how their furniture tunes into learners’ needs.
“A lot of kids get lost in the system because the environment is stifling them.”
It’s a brave business owner chow describes himself as an “irrepressible lunatic” on his Twitter social media profile. But Avron Levin, the creative force behind the NorvaNivel educational furniture brand, clearly regards a degree of lunacy as an advantage in his trade.
“What I’m looking for all the time with my team is massive bursts of inspiration… I want the disruption in my classroom, the insane explosion of ideas,” he says.
Curious disruption and fearlessness are key to the Levins’ design process – and these traits also reflect the kind of progressive education that the company wants its product to promote.