Why are our classrooms crowded with over-engineered, over-sized, heavy furniture? Why should we sit all day? These are the type of questions that inspired the MOOV furniture solution for education.
MOOV is a dynamic modular furniture solution that creates a healthy learning environment.MOOV is a desk and seating furniture solution for schools that corrects posture, enables movement, and increases pupil performance. It is stackable and easy to reconfigure and store enabling a flexible environment. The furniture is designed to encourage a healthy posture for task purposes. This promotes pedagogical development through freedom of movement.
The furniture system also facilitates movement in education by enabling teachers and students to control their environment, while promoting an active body and mind. It is designed to encourage a healthy posture through standing while working and has a high perch stool integrated for periods of rest. These positions maintain the healthy ‘S’ curvature of the spine while supporting the body for task purposes. The form facilitates a dynamic learning environment through its ability to nest away for storage purposes and move to a required arrangement to suit task. This gives the user complete control of their space and learning preferences. Its user-centred design approach recognises that the child should be the most important thing in the learning environment, not the furniture. MOOV aims for forward thinking in education.
MOOV was designed as part of the research project TFE, 'Task Furniture in Education', a Marie Curie FP7 funded project awarded to NCAD in 2011.