Seating

Explore the science of student seating with us.

A student chair has more to balance than its four legs on the floor.  It also has to meet needs as practical as providing a stable, appropriate place for the student to sit, as abstract as supporting a curriculum, and as subjective as creating a harmonious environment. Clearly, no single line of seating is perfect for all, so we offer educators a wide range of styles to choose from. To help them identify and select the best seating for their needs, we’ve created the Graduated Movement Concept.

More than a parking place for students.

The Graduated Movement Concept is based on the insight that seating is not a passive participant in the classroom, but an active one, one that can help the learning process. If it serves the curriculum to have the student focus her or his attention to the front, our Intuit™ Chair with its cradling bucket design that allows minimal movement is well suited to your needs. If the curriculum calls for the student to interact with others to the front, both sides and rear and to have freedom of movement in the chair, our Flavors™ Seating is designed to fill the bill. What about something in between? Our Plato™ Seating allows the student to comfortably face front and both sides, while allowing a moderate degree of movement plus pronounced lumbar support.

Further flexibility, further fine tuning.

Our seating lines span the spectrum of design, accommodating students throughout their physical and academic development:  From the 40-lb. kindergartener in an active classroom to the 300-lb. senior in the focused-study environment of high school. Most of our seating lines offer stacking, sled base, adjustable chair, adjustable stool and mobile options.

Our seating lines also provide a range of aesthetic choices, with a dizzying array of colors available. Choose the welcoming curves of our Intuit Chair, the familiar silhouette of our Flavors Seating, the harmonious lines of our Plato Seating. Or consider the friendly look of our Husky™ Seating line, the exuberance of our CircusLine™ Seating the generous proportions of our UXL™ Seating or the relaxing look of our Chat™ Chair.

With this range of choices in appearance or functionality, you’re sure to find the best chair for your needs from Smith System.

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