Although educational models around the world differ substantially from one another, the use of classroom desks is almost ubiquitous, if not as primary seats during instruction, then certainly as students’ workstations.
The are plenty of different designs on offer. For example, EFG’s ‘EFG Classroom table’ is a comprehensive collection of classroom desks of all shapes, sizes and colours, though they all share an pragmatic, steel base that can be enhanced with by castors and bag hooks.
Konstantin Grcic’s ‘Pro Table C base Small’ for Flötotto is an individual, steel cantilever classroom desk with an engineered wood top. John Bollen’s stacking ‘Tutor table single’ for HOWE has an elegant, chromed steel rod frame and a desktop that bends into a modestly panel. This classroom desks is also available in a larger variety which accomodates two students.
Embru-Werke AG’s ‘Schultisch 5170’ is also an individual classroom desks, but with a height-adjustable metal base and an integrated, stoarge compartment underneath the desktop. ACTIU’s ‘Colectiva’ has a slightly more traditional appearance, with an engineered wood tabletop, modesty panel and a small shelf, but includes telescoping legs. This design also comes in a single and a double version.
SB Seating’s ‘RBM Eminent’ is simply a large, minimal, table, that can serve as a generous classroom desk for two students. Edward Barber’s and Jay Osgerby’s ‘Map Table’ for Vitra is a range of large rectangular and trapezium tables, which can be combined into various configurations, but the desks’ legs also be adjusted, allowing them to be stacked and stowed away in a space-saving manner. Finally, Jonas Kessel’s and Ivo Schelle’s ‘Tavo Fold’ for Casala is a light, sturdy, large classroom desk with folding legs, facilitating easy transport and storage.