Following the launch of the untippable Max chair last month, design consultancy Sedley Place has announced that it will be developing a complete school range.
The idea for the chair came from former maths teacher Tom Wates, after he had to keep telling his pupils off for leaning back in their chairs, and now the range will include the Flow stool and Tog desk.
Alongside independent designer Justin Bayliss, who played a technical role in modeling the design, Sedley Place helped Wates to develop the chair designs and also designed the website for his company, Don’t Lean Back.
Sedley Place also designed the exhibition stand for the chairs to be shown at The Education Show 2008 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from 28 February to 1 March.
Matthias Felsch, product designer at Sedley Place, says, ‘The design itself is fairly simple. We moved the bottom part of the legs further back so that it is harder for children to tip back.’
The chairs’ backs and seats are made from Polypropylene and the legs are made from steel tubes and stop pupils rocking back and forth and falling off their chairs.
The chairs are available in four sizes and colours: blue, green, red and grey. So far, 1200 orders have been made through word of mouth alone.
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