By incorporating ergonomic design principles and prioritizing the well-being of students, canteens provide comfortable and inviting spaces where students can learn, eat, and socialize in a comfortable and dynamic setting.

Combine different heights and shapes

Craft a dynamic and flexible canteen by incorporating various heights and shapes to cater to diverse needs. Introducing a range of seating options injects diversity into traditional canteen spaces, cultivating an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. This not only elevates the dining experience for students and staff but also establishes a venue for informal conversations and social interaction.

Play with colors

Infuse more color and vitality into the room! By incorporating a vibrant palette and experimenting with diverse textures and materials, you can transform a canteen into a space that feels welcoming, invigorating, and enjoyable.

Play with colors by mirroring accent colors in the interior design when selecting furniture materials, such as chair and table frames. When choosing furniture, consider opting for chairs and table frames in contrasting colors to add visual interest and cultivate a playful atmosphere. Additionally, integrating colorful accent pieces can further enhance the overall aesthetic of the canteen. Explore ISKU’s standard materials for more inspiration.

Functional features

Choosing the right furniture is pivotal in crafting a canteen that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing while being easy to maintain and clean, thereby promoting a healthy and hygienic environment.

Opting for stackable chairs that can be suspended from tables facilitates access to challenging cleaning areas. Additionally, investing in folding tables with castors streamlines the cleaning process, making it effortless to move and rearrange tables as needed.

The versatility of folding tables with castors is particularly advantageous for schools with limited space, as they can be easily moved around and conveniently stored when not in use. This not only enhances flexibility but also ensures a seamless and efficient cleaning routine.

Shh.. Acustics

Canteens are often busy areas with high levels of noise. One way to optimize the acoustics of these spaces and reduce noise levels is to incorporate upholstered furniture and other soft elements. Space-in-space solutions can also be effective for breaking up large open areas and providing privacy, while improving acoustics. Chairs with loop legs and added upholstery can help to further reduce sound levels. Soft elements such as curtains and space dividers can also be used to improve acoustics.

Classic combinations

Combining classic and modern furniture can create a unique and timeless look. And when it comes to classic furniture, Tuoli 50 designed by Kurt Hvitsjö is a true ISKU classic.

Originally awarded a gold medal in 1955, Tuoli 50 is still popular today due to its timeless design and high-quality craftsmanship. Its clean lines and simple yet elegant form make it a versatile piece that can be easily combined with modern furniture to create a look that is both classic and contemporary, adding character to the space.

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