INSPIRING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Made possible with OFGO STUDIO
Much like our workplaces, learning environments have been undergoing seismic shifts in design theory. These shifts were rapidly accelerated with the onset of the global pandemic, forcing new ways to engage, learn, and work for all of us.
Even pre-pandemic, the classrooms and learning environments many of us grew up with were rapidly dying off. The traditional classroom of individual desks and chairs all facing a chalkboard and teacher, were changing into active learning environments with multiple zones. As collaboration became the latest buzz-word in the corporate furniture world, so did social learning and collaborative design in education. The classic “sit and listen” teaching style was replaced with collaborative styles which incorporate different styles of furniture.
Post-pandemic, this shift to active and collaborative learning continues to evolve with the addition and expansion of the hybrid model. The hybrid model of learning is still adapting as we move into the post-pandemic world. OFGO STUDIO offers various products designed for these current and future learning environments.
With OFGO STUDIO’s newest table series, CTX, a learning environment transforms into a flexible and agile space, perfect for easy transitions from collaborative to private learning. This versatile table collection allows for easy movement between lecture-based and group-based learning while offering a multitude of power and data options.
Well-being, both for students and educators is at the fore-front of post-pandemic learning space design. With many studies indicating the benefits to mental and physical health by introducing biophilic design (bringing nature into a space), OFGO STUDIO’s WORKWAY Planters are an easy addition to any new or existing space. WORKWAY Planters also function as added space division and storage solutions.
Collaborative work is fundamental to active learning, signifying that classroom spaces must be agile and flexible. While the need for agile environments continues to grow, mobility has become a foundation for creating human-centered spaces that offer functionality and flexibility. OFGO STUDIO’s VIBE ottomans are a great way to add reconfigurable and versatile seating to any environment. Available in a variety of fun shapes and sizes with optional casters, VIBE allows students and educators alike to “vibe” with their space, become more interactive, collaborative, comfortable, and engaged.
In building a comfortable sense of place for students, the “we” zone also plays an important role in building communication and teamwork skills. The “we” zone designed for communal activities, offering the ideal environment for collaboration and communication. OFGO STUDIO’s LET’S MEET table series is designed to support communal interaction by providing casual impromptu spaces, which promote content sharing, and peer-to-peer learning.
In addition, soft seating for students to gather around is highly functional in “we” zones. OFGO STUDIO’s BEATBOX collection allows for seating arrangements and can be adapted to form multi-use spaces. Versatile components create environments where every member can connect, engage, and flourish. Add on power modules with USB charging capability in various locations for added functionality.
Since 1980, OFGO STUDIO has been a comprehensive manufacturer of office furniture with experience in creating high performance workplace environments that fulfill the changing needs of the marketplace.
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