Dovetail Announces Programme to help Design Schools & Educational Institutions
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, 9th May: Dovetail, a pioneer in the Indian school furniture design and manufacturing segment, today announced a first of its kind programme – “Future Learning Environment”, to build awareness among schools and educational institutions, the importance of planning for infrastructure that enables them adapt to fast changing learning trends. As a part of the programme, Dovetail will provide a range of solutions and offerings, introducing educators to futuristic classrooms, labs, libraries, etc. that facilitate interactivity, new learning methodologies, multi-functionality, digital learning and classroom ergonomics, trends that millennials and the next generation have already imbibed in them.
Dovetail also announced the launch of their pilot offering under the programme, a unique range of specially designed classroom furniture. From the choice of materials like stainless steel frames for the desks to ensure they remain rust-proof in humid weather & coastal areas or rounded table tops that prevent students from hurting themselves when they bump into the desks to features such as storage shelves below the table, bag hooks or white board table tops that allow students scribble quick notes, the new range of furniture not only allow for better space utilisation in classrooms but are also designed keeping in mind student’s posture and physical fitness.
Talking about the idea behind “The Future Learning Environment”, S. Sundar, MD, Dovetail says, “Despite the fast growth in the number of schools and colleges in India in the last few years, Indian educators have paid less attention to planning for infrastructure that facilitates new age and future learning. However, as digital millennials exhibit new and faster ways of learning and as it forces changes in curriculum and learning methodologies, educational institutions will be forced to design and plan an environment that enables and supports change in learning trends.” “With over two decades of expertise in designing retail environments and having brought that experience to helping a few leading schools plan and design their classrooms, laboratories, libraries and other infrastructure holistically in the last few years, we felt the need to build a larger awareness in the segment and to bring to the Indian education segment unique solutions and offerings that enable them meet global standards in school or college design and planning. We are committed to help build learning environments of the future with multiple offerings and a sustained awareness building campaign under our new programme”, he added.
‘Future Learning Environment’ classroom collection
Nordic Desk- The Nordic Desk, as the name suggests, is inspired by Scandinavian design themes. The Nordic table is a premium classroom desk, not only aesthetically well designed, but functional as well; the desk features a laser cut, sheet metal book stand at the front, which can be used by students to read easily, without having to crane their necks downwards for extended durations. In addition to this, the desk also features a sheet metal book storage under the table top a colourful bag hook and a groove carved out of the table top to place pens or pencils, thus eliminating the possibility of items rolling off the desk. All of this allows for better utilisation of space, and thus ensures that the Nordic Desk is more than just a desk.
Spaghetti Desk and Chair- The Spaghetti Desk and chair features an aesthetically striking design. Each leg of both the chair and the desk are bent from a single pipe, giving the form a flowing feel. The Spaghetti Desk and Chair create a more organised and coherent classroom feel, which can have a positive impact on classroom productivity. Not only is this classroom furniture set a unique looking piece, it is also functional, as it comes with a sheet metal bookstand at the front of the table, enabling students to lean their books instead of having to look down and strain their necks when reading. The table also features a bag hook and a sheet metal storage underneath the table, as well as an optional modesty panel. Overall this pairing is a sensible and stylish option for any classroom!
Shine Desk- The Shine Desk is a premium desk that not only looks elegant but is also highly durable. The choice of stainless steel for the frame of the desk makes it completely rust proof, even in humid coastal areas. The desk also features a rounded- post formed MDF table top that prevents students from hurting themselves if they bump into them. The table top is also laminated with a glossy white surface to allow students to doodle or work out problems on the desk itself and erase it easily later. In addition to this, the desk is functional as it comes with a bag hook, storage underneath and a modesty panel. This allows for maximum utilisation of space making the Shine Desk a highly recommended product for schools across the country, especially areas with high humidity.
About Dovetail Furniture: Dovetail Furniture is a pioneer and market leader in retail fixtures and school furniture design and manufacturing. For over 3 decades, leading brands that have wanted to provide the Indian shopper a retail experience at par with the best in the world, have partnered Dovetail for their shop fits. From conceptual design, value engineering, prototyping, manufacturing to installation, Dovetail has demonstrated its capabilities working with the best of international and national retail brands such as Levis, Nike, Marks & Spencer, The Children’s Place, Pantaloon, Unlimited, Calvin Klein to name a few. Dovetail has invested in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, with end-to-end capabilities in furniture manufacture & finish. In the school segment, Dovetail has clients across the country and is one of the first companies to manufacture ergonomically designed furniture for its clients.