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There are so many more ways to work and learn together than alone.

Elementary, middle and high schools are on the lookout for ways to encourage and enable group interaction in the Classroom, Computer Lab, Lounge, Early Childhood, and Learning Studio.  Architects, designers, and educators recognize the importance of furniture in group interaction and appreciate the flexibility and choices offered by the Smith System portfolio. Whatever the school setting, Smith System offers great choices of furniture for group interaction.

Group interaction furniture in school classrooms, labs and pre-K rooms.

321_desk wing_desk UXL_2desk huddle8_desk huddle6_desk diamond_desk wingswoop_deskStarting with collaborative learning furniture developed around the turn of the 21st Century, Smith System has refined and expanded offerings of desking and seating to include furniture that helps group interaction in almost every product line. As our experience with group interaction in schools has grown, our designs have become both more expressive and functional – arcs, trapezoids, diamonds, wings, pie segments and more. No one offers a wider variety of choices in group interaction furniture for classrooms and pre-K rooms.

The experience gained working with classroom furniture has enabled new thinking for computer labs, too. The design of these rooms no longer defaults to rows of monitors and keyboards stacked together. As computer learning has matured, lab layouts have changed. Like classrooms, labs now encourage group interaction, either by breaking the lab into zones dedicated to group or individual work, or by dedicating the entire lab to group interaction. Our contemporary computer lab furniture has been cross-pollinated by our expertise in computer furniture and group interaction furniture.

Group interaction furniture throughout the school.

Three areas of the school are growing as centers of group interaction – libraries, lounges and commons. Libraries are often where social learning takes place in learning studios. Smith System has all the furniture needed to create benching stations, particularly through the extensibility of our UXL™ line of furniture.

The second area of schools that is growing as an area of group interaction is the student lounge. Social learning takes place in zones of the student lounge, in a seating area furnished with Chat™ Chairs, or around a table.

Finally, many schools are being designed with large commons areas with seating and tables that encourage students to get together and review each other’s work and notes.

Planner Studio Science Table
Planner Studio Science Table
Planner Studio, Butcher Block
Planner Studio, 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
Elemental™ Round Tables
Elemental™ Round Tables
Elemental™ Kidney Table
Elemental™ Kidney Table
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Elemental™ Square Tables
Elemental™ Square Tables
Elemental™ Rectangle Tables - 30" Deep
Elemental™ Rectangle Tables - 30" Deep
Elemental™ Half Moon Table
Elemental™ Half Moon Table
Elemental™ Clover Table
Elemental™ Clover Table
Elemental™ Trapezoid Table
Elemental™ Trapezoid Table
Elemental™ 6-Star Table
Elemental™ 6-Star Table
Elemental™ Sprocket Table
Elemental™ Sprocket Table
Elemental™ Engage Trapezoid Table
Elemental™ Engage Trapezoid Table
Elemental™ Yin Yang Table
Elemental™ Yin Yang Table
Elemental™ Moon Table
Elemental™ Moon Table
Elemental™ Engage Rectangle Table
Elemental™ Engage Rectangle Table
Elemental™ Engage Square Table
Elemental™ Engage Square Table
Planner Makerspace Table
Planner Makerspace Table
Sit Stand Lectern
Sit Stand Lectern
Elemental™ 5-Star Table
Elemental™ 5-Star Table
Elemental™ Rectangle Tables - 24" Deep
Elemental™ Rectangle Tables - 24" Deep
Interchange Crescent Table
Interchange Crescent Table
Sit Stand Student Desk
Sit Stand Student Desk
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Silhouette Two-Student Desk
Silhouette Two-Student Desk
Interchange Cookie Table
Interchange Cookie Table
Silhouette Curve Desk
Silhouette Curve Desk
Silhouette Sequence Desk
Silhouette Sequence Desk
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
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
Interchange Rectangle Multi-Media Table
Interchange Rectangle Multi-Media Table
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
UXL Diamond, Mini-Diamond Desk
UXL Diamond, Mini-Diamond Desk
UXL Crescent Table
UXL Crescent Table
UXL Wing Desk
UXL Wing Desk
UXL Rectangle Tables - 42" Deep
UXL Rectangle Tables - 42" Deep
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Arc-8 Flex Desk
UXL Two-Student Diamond Desk
UXL Two-Student Diamond Desk
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
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
Interchange Multimedia Table
Interchange Multimedia Table
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
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
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 - 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-Case
Cascade Mega-Case
Cascade Mini-Case
Cascade Mini-Case
Acrobat Crescent Desk
Acrobat Crescent Desk
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Racetrack Table
Interchange Racetrack Table
Interchange Peanut Table
Interchange Peanut Table
Interchange Flower Activity Table
Interchange Flower Activity Table
UXL Round Table
UXL Round Table
UXL Trapezoid Table
UXL Trapezoid Table
Planner Breakaway Conference Table
Planner Breakaway Conference Table
Flavors Fixed-Height Stool
Flavors Fixed-Height Stool
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Round Table
Interchange Round Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
UXL Three-Student Desks
UXL Three-Student Desks
UXL 48" Half Round End Cap
UXL 48" Half Round End Cap
UXL Chair Ganging Device
UXL Chair Ganging Device
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