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.