Many schools lost their canteens in the last few years to create more classroom space. Now schools are bringing the breakout space back, for social interaction and “time out”.
The school canteen can be a pleasant space which contributes to the development of students and reflects a positive school environment. That is why we should never underestimate the impact school interior design can have a significant impact on the students.
The interior design of a school canteen requires an understanding of the key factors of its environment. A setting which lends itself to noisy social interaction, a hub, often the heart of the school. This must be carefully considered when undertaking a school refurbishment.
Bring this communal school space to life in a functional yet visually appealing way using great school interior design ideas, introducing trends and elements of fun, including chill out booths with acoustic properties, bench tables with accompanying stools, linear lighting, acoustic panels and soft seating.
We need also to ensure all school furniture is presentable as well as durable and matches the interior palette and the school’s brand identity where required. School canteen furniture should be hard-wearing and suitable for high volume traffic.
School canteen environments play host to a high volume of occupancy with students and teachers occupying these communal spaces five days per week.
Furniture for schools, whether its chairs for classrooms, desks for reception areas or school canteen or breakout areas needs to be robust, easy to move, easy to clean, made to last and hard wearing and still look great.
From style and material to colours and sizes, there is a range of key factors to consider to ensure the final selection of school furniture is suitable for this high traffic and often multi-functional space.