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Design Principles

Classroom Designs

Enhancing classroom learning environments by design.

Classroom furniture design is allowing today’s educators to create more engaging, effective and inspiring learning environments. The importance of classroom design principles can’t be overestimated. From a psychological standpoint, classroom furniture can make the student feel welcome and embraced at her or his first glance. From a functional standpoint, the shape of the desktop can make it possible or impossible for multiple groups of six to work in within a classroom. And from a student performance standpoint, classroom design can mean students can concentrate while seated, or be distracted by resisting restrictive furniture. Here are some classroom design principles that make a subtle, yet profound difference in school furniture.

Accessibility Smith System ADA Desks offer more than ADA compliance, their cantilever leg design, removes the legs on the side of the desk closest to the student for easier ingress/egress.

Adaptability For something that lasts as long as school furniture, adaptability in is crucial, assuring the furniture offers the full range of functionality now and into the future.

Adjustability Furniture has to be made to fit the student, not vice-versa. Our desks offer adjustability; our ADA desk offers maximum adjustability.

Clustering Smith System pioneered clustering student furniture through new designs in desktops. Today each of our product lines offers multiple choices in cluster furniture.

Durability Longevity is designed into Smith System furniture, through the materials we use and the craftsmanship in its construction.

Mobility Mobile furniture is being embraced by educators. Smith System offers mobile desks, mobile school chairs, mobile storage, and mobile library shelving.

Ergonomics Smith System furniture is designed with an understanding of the needs of students, which is reflected in the ergonomic performance of our seating and desks.

Extensibility Extensibility adds a dimension of functionality to furniture. The customization possibilities of our UXL™ line of furniture may be the ultimate expression of extensibility.

Color While the impact of color is often overlooked, color is an inseparable part of our everyday lives.

The 21st Century Classroom Design It’s reassuring and not very surprising to know that the driving force behind the 21st Century Classroom isn’t a passing fad, a change of fashion or boredom with the status quo.

Smith System makes school furniture for a variety of different learning environment. From library commons to the classroom, Smith System has all the 21st Century school furniture for any modern classroom design.   Our school furniture is found in a variety of spaces, from learning commons to STEM learning environments. We pride our selves on manufacturing innovative school furniture products. We also provide a variety of classroom design resources, which are listed below:

Silhouette Two-Student Desk - 24" Deep
Silhouette Two-Student Desk - 24" Deep
Silhouette Student Desk - 24" Deep
Silhouette Student Desk - 24" Deep
Theorem Stack Chair
Theorem Stack Chair
Groove Mobile Stack Chair
Groove Mobile Stack Chair
Groove Stack Chair
Groove Stack Chair
Groove Cantilever Chair
Groove Cantilever Chair
Groove Fixed Height Stools
Groove Fixed Height Stools
Groove Adjustable Height Stool
Groove Adjustable Height Stool
Groove Adjustable Height Chair
Groove Adjustable Height Chair
Theorem Cantilever Chair
Theorem Cantilever Chair
Theorem Mobile Chair
Theorem Mobile Chair
Planner Studio - 48" Butcher Block
Planner Studio - 48" Butcher Block
Planner Studio - Benches
Planner Studio - Benches
Planner Studio - Whiteboard
Planner Studio - Whiteboard
Interchange Butcher Block - 30" x 60"
Interchange Butcher Block - 30" x 60"
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
Elemental Adjustable Nest and Fold
Elemental Adjustable Nest and Fold
Elemental Nest and Fold
Elemental Nest and Fold
Plato Cantilever Chair
Plato Cantilever Chair
Planner Butcher Block - 30" x 60"
Planner Butcher Block - 30" x 60"
Theorem Adjustable Height Stool
Theorem Adjustable Height Stool
Theorem Adjustable Height Chair
Theorem Adjustable Height Chair
In2it Mobile Stack Chair
In2it Mobile Stack Chair
Cascade w/ Totes & Shelves
Cascade w/ Totes & Shelves
Cascade Peg Board End Panels
Cascade Peg Board End Panels
Planner Studio Science Table
Planner Studio Science Table
Planner Studio - 36" Butcher Block
Planner Studio - 36" Butcher Block
Planner Studio – 48" Deep
Planner Studio – 48" Deep
Planner Studio – 42" Deep
Planner Studio – 42" Deep
Planner Studio – 36" Deep
Planner Studio – 36" Deep
Cascade Spiral Noteboard
Cascade Spiral Noteboard
Utility Cart
Utility Cart
Cascade Two-Sided Whiteboard Unit
Cascade Two-Sided Whiteboard Unit
Cascade Nomad Cart
Cascade Nomad Cart
oodle
oodle
Planner Makerspace Table
Planner Makerspace Table
Interchange Crescent Table
Interchange Crescent Table
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Silhouette Two-Student Desk - 20" Deep
Silhouette Two-Student Desk - 20" Deep
Interchange Cookie Table
Interchange Cookie Table
Interchange™ Wing Desk
Interchange™ Wing Desk
Interchange Diamond Open Front Desk
Interchange Diamond Open Front Desk
Silhouette Student Desk
Silhouette Student Desk
Silhouette Curve Desk
Silhouette Curve Desk
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Wing Open Front Desk
Interchange Wing Open Front Desk
Planner Access Station - 24" Deep
Planner Access Station - 24" Deep
Planner Access Station - 30" Deep
Planner Access Station - 30" Deep
Interchange Diamond Desk
Interchange Diamond Desk
Cafe Table Square Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Square Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Round Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Round Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Round Top, Circular base
Cafe Table Round Top, Circular base
Cafe Table Square Top, Circular base
Cafe Table Square Top, Circular base
Interchange™ Half Boat Multimedia Table
Interchange™ Half Boat Multimedia Table
Flavors Stack Chair
Flavors Stack Chair
In2it Stack Chair
In2it Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
Interchange Sequence™ Desk
Interchange Sequence™ Desk
Interchange Student Desks
Interchange Student Desks
Planner Huddle 6 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 6 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 8 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 8 Student Desk
Planner Single-Student Desk
Planner Single-Student Desk
Interchange Wing Desk w/ Swoop
Interchange Wing Desk w/ Swoop
Interchange Half Moon Activity Table
Interchange Half Moon Activity Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Planner Huddle-8LS Student Desk
Planner Huddle-8LS Student Desk
Interchange™ Curve Desk
Interchange™ Curve Desk
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
Planner Cluster Work Center
Planner Cluster Work Center
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
Plato Mobile Stack Chair
Plato Mobile Stack Chair
Interchange Multimedia Table
Interchange Multimedia Table
Elemental Hard Plastic Single-Student Desk
Elemental Hard Plastic Single-Student Desk
Planner Lab Station - 30" Deep
Planner Lab Station - 30" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Planner Science Table - Laminate Top
Planner Science Table - Laminate Top
Trespa Planner Science Table - 48" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 48" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 42" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 42" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 30" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 30" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 24" Deep
Trespa Planner Science Table - 24" Deep
Planner Two-Student Desk
Planner Two-Student Desk
Planner Three-Student Desk
Planner Three-Student Desk
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 30" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 30" Deep
Standard Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Standard Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Cascade Mega-Tower
Cascade Mega-Tower
Cascade Mega-Cabinet
Cascade Mega-Cabinet
Cascade Mega-Case
Cascade Mega-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mega-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mega-Case
Cascade Makercart
Cascade Makercart
Cascade Mid-Tower
Cascade Mid-Tower
Cascade Mid-Cabinet
Cascade Mid-Cabinet
Cascade Mid-Case
Cascade Mid-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mid-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mid-Case
Cascade Mini-Tower
Cascade Mini-Tower
Cascade Mini-Cabinet
Cascade Mini-Cabinet
Cascade Mini-Case
Cascade Mini-Case
Cascade Cubby
Cascade Cubby
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal, Single Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal, Single Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal, Double Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal, Double Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Flavors Noodle Chair
Flavors Noodle Chair
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Racetrack Table
Interchange Racetrack Table
Interchange Peanut Table
Interchange Peanut Table
Graphic Arts CAD Desk, Split top
Graphic Arts CAD Desk, Split top
Cascade Teacher Wardrobe Cabinet
Cascade Teacher Wardrobe Cabinet
Cascade Laptop Shelf
Cascade Laptop Shelf
Elemental Single-Student Rectangle Desk
Elemental Single-Student Rectangle Desk
Everything Cart
Everything Cart
Interchange Flower Activity Table
Interchange Flower Activity Table
Graphic Arts Split Top
Graphic Arts Split Top
Cascade Totes, SW & EW
Cascade Totes, SW & EW
Elemental Single-Student Wave Top Desk
Elemental Single-Student Wave Top Desk
Interchange Science Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Science Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Open Front Desk
Interchange Rectangle Open Front Desk
Planner Rectangle Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Planner Trapezoid Activity Table
Planner Trapezoid Activity Table
Planner Square Activity Table
Planner Square Activity Table
Planner Round Activity Table
Planner Round Activity Table
Planner Half Moon Activity Table
Planner Half Moon Activity Table
Planner Contour Activity Table
Planner Contour Activity Table
Graphic Arts 1-Piece Top
Graphic Arts 1-Piece Top
Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
Booktruck, Three Sloping Shelf
Booktruck, Three Sloping Shelf
Booktruck, Three Flat Shelf
Booktruck, Three Flat Shelf
Gorilla Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
Gorilla Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
4" Booktruck Casters (Dual-Wheel)
4" Booktruck Casters (Dual-Wheel)
5" Booktruck Casters (Dual-Wheel)
5" Booktruck Casters (Dual-Wheel)
5" Booktruck Casters (Single-Wheel)
5" Booktruck Casters (Single-Wheel)
Interchange Contour Activity Table
Interchange Contour Activity Table
Interchange Kidney Activity Table
Interchange Kidney Activity Table
Planner Access Station - 5-Sided Corner
Planner Access Station - 5-Sided Corner
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Flavors Adjustable Stool
Flavors Adjustable Stool
Flexline Technology Desk - 24" Deep
Flexline Technology Desk - 24" Deep
Silhouette Single-Student Desk (Hard Plastic Top)
Silhouette Single-Student Desk (Hard Plastic Top)
Standard Horseshoe Activity Table
Standard Horseshoe Activity Table
Interchange Two-Student Diamond Desk
Interchange Two-Student Diamond Desk
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Round Table
Interchange Round Table
Interchange Trapezoid Activity Table
Interchange Trapezoid Activity Table
Standard Rectangle Activity Tables - 24" Deep
Standard Rectangle Activity Tables - 24" Deep
Standard Square Activity Table
Standard Square Activity Table
Standard Round Activity Table
Standard Round Activity Table
Standard Trapezoid Activity Table
Standard Trapezoid Activity Table
Standard Kidney Activity Table
Standard Kidney Activity Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Flower Activity Table
Standard Flower Activity Table
Planner Single-Student Desk, Hard Plastic
Planner Single-Student Desk, Hard Plastic
Plato Adjustable Stool
Plato Adjustable Stool
In2it Adjustable Chair
In2it Adjustable Chair
In2it Adjustable Stool
In2it Adjustable Stool
Plato Adjustable Chair
Plato Adjustable Chair
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Interchange and Planner Rectangle Modesty Panel
Interchange and Planner Rectangle Modesty Panel
Cascade™ Tote Trays
Cascade™ Tote Trays
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