UK – Industrial design studio Pearson Lloyd has partnered with British brand Senator to create CoLab, a furniture range designed specifically for next-generation learning. Developed after a two-year research project exploring changing teaching methods and technologies, CoLab is intended to facilitate active and social learning in modern classrooms.
CoLab features hybrid furniture objects that offer a range of seating and surfaces, allowing students to sit, lean, perch or stand. The designs support non-hierarchical interaction, catering for the shift to group work and peer-to-peer learning. The collection’s adaptable elements enable various forms of learning, providing agile group settings, space for laptop-based teamwork and casual gathering areas. With durability and circularity in mind, Pearson Lloyd developed modular components that can be easily repaired or replaced.
In Education in 2030, we explore what education will look like in the future; how traditional schooling will become outdated in the face of hyper-connected living. Pearson Lloyd’s new designs are not only robust, playful and practical, but also a thoughtful response to the changing face of education.
The CoLab collection was created with Gen Z’s digital native and collaborative learning approach in mind. As this group will enter the workforce soon, businesses must adapt their spaces to accommodate varying work states and lifestyles