It all starts with stacking.
Actually, your search starts with asking. To find the stacking chair that best meets your school’s needs, ask: Where will the stacking chairs be used? In a single setting, say, a classroom, computer lab, library, early childhood, learning studio or maybe a combination? Next, ask what kind of learning takes place at your school is it collaborative learning, knowledge transfer, distance learning, technology engagement, group interaction, independent study, social learning, or a combination of those?
Why all the questions?
Schools are recognizing stacking chairs can have different functionalities. Really. Smith System pioneered an idea for seating called the Graduated Movement Concept. It goes like this: our different chair designs allow different amounts of movement for students. Our Intuit Stacking Chair, comfortably orients the student toward the front, limiting movement to the sides and back. Flavors Stacking Chairs, on the other hand provides the widest range of movement, allowing the student to face front, back and either side. In between is the Plato Stacking Chair, providing almost 270˚ of access.
In all, Smith System makes seven lines of stackable seating for schools, each with its own distinct functionality, style and price.
A snapshot guide to stackable seating.
Intuit: This stacking chair provides great support for the back and shoulders, movement to the back and sides is limited. A Great choice for traditional classrooms and testing rooms.
Plato: The seatback of this stacking chair offers some flex front-to-back and offers pronounced lumbar support. A smart choice for environments that encourage student interaction.
Flavors: This four-position stackable seating allows the student to sit comfortably facing front, either side or rear. Highly recommended for collaborative learning environments.
UXL: This comfortably proportioned, customizable line of stacking chairs is great for high school and college students. Ingeniously shaped glides help these chairs to stack securely.