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Award-winning seating chosen for award-winning college

KI's range of educational seating products has been chosen to take pride of place in one of Scotland's largest colleges

Posted by Hannah Vickers | January 16, 2017 | Facilities

Fourteen thousand individual products across 400 different product lines will be used by City of Glasgow College staff and students in their Riverside Campus on the banks of the River Clyde and will be seen in their new City Campus when it opens in summer 2016.

The Intellect Wave seating collection was selected in a refreshing colour palette of Tangelo, Grass Green, Sunburst and Warm Grey. Maestro and Torsion on the Go! both have a reputation for functionality and durability and were chosen for use in the stunning maritime campus on the River Clyde which opened in August 2015.

Alison Mallett, National Sales Manager – Education, KI Europe, said: “As a global leader in the manufacture of educational seating, KI’s established reputation allows institutions to select our products with confidence, knowing they are backed not only by warranties, but by years of proven performance. We are delighted to have been chosen for City of Glasgow College’s new facilities and look forward to seeing the completion of the City Campus later in the year.”

Seating was sourced by consultants MXQ Solutions to help create dynamic learning spaces for City of Glasgow College in accordance with the overall design brief. Mobility and flexibility was essential, with a wish-list including task chairs and stools, chairs with underseat storage, and chairs with, and without, tablet arms. The chairs were to be aesthetically suited to the new buildings, while also being highly robust. A proven reputation and extended product lifecycle would ensure minimal repairs and replacements for years to come.

This is why MXQ Solutions suggested KI’s award-winning range of educational seating products. Ian Johnstone, Director, MXQ Solutions, said: “The FF&E brief for this project was to source products with a high-quality aesthetic for this new learning environment. KI’s educational seating provided the ideal blend of practicality and longevity with a fresh, modern colour range perfect in realising the College vision.”

Tested at a temporary teaching block at the College’s City Campus, KI’s chairs were deemed to be comfortable, and featured superior functionality – particularly with the innovative tablet arm on the Learn2 chair. The Intellect Wave’s 15-year warranty was also a reassurance of the chair’s durability, a major priority in the selection process.

Other products were also selected for their functionality and comfort – the Torsion on the Go! with its foldable tablet arm quickly nests to the side of a room, instantly reconfiguring the space. The virtually indestructible Maestro chair provided the simple, durable and stackable seating required in the ‘quiet reflection room’, first aid room and offices. 


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