Can Better Designed Classroom Furniture Help Students Who Can't Sit Still?

Dutch architecture firm i29's wire furniture designs might make it easier for students with ADD to concentrate.

Whether a classroom has student desks lined up in neat rows facing forward, or collaboration-friendly groups of desks or tables, one fact remains the same: Students are expected to sit still for the majority of the school day. For kids who are naturally fidgety, or have ADD or learning disabilities, that's a real challenge. But as Fast Company Design reports, a Dutch architecture firm, i29, thinks they've found a solution that will make it easier for kinetically-inclined students to concentrate.

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Variations on a Table: Jeffrey Inaba Uses Salvaged Materials to Redesign Dinner

What happens when you limit your table designs to what can be built from reclaimed materials in local co-op workshops? (Hint: good things.)

In the Bay Area this weekend? Come along to Hayes Valley Farm between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm tomorrow (Sunday), to enjoy some organic Caffe Vita coffee and Theo chocolate, tour the farm, check out C-Lab's gorgeous table, and hear a few words from Ellen Gustafson. There's a Facebook invitation here, but no RSVP is necessary—Hayes Valley Farm is at 450 Laguna Street (at Fell), and all are welcome.

GOOD is proud to be a partner of the 30 Project: For more information about our goals and plans, see this introduction, "Have Dinner, Change the World" by 30 Project founder Ellen Gustafson, and "Tables to Change the World: An Interview with Michael Hebb."

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