Innovative range of education furniture is child's play to leading manufacturers

March 16, 2017

A new range of educational furniture is set to make playtime healthier than ever, thanks to a special anti-bacterial surface treatment. 

Manufacturers of education furniture British Thornton is proud to present a new range of innovative educational furniture to inspire young children and help staff maintain a clean and healthy environment. 

The new trudy nursery range has been specifically designed to meet need highlighted by nursery manager, while allowing children to enjoy learning and interaction through the use of solid, natural materials, minimal colour and designs that encourage imaginative play. 

The pioneering feature of the range is its child friendly anti-bacterial coating, a surface treatment with powerful properties that prevent bacteria from living on the surface of panel, which could reduce the spreading of germs in the classroom. 

British Thornton launches new range of nursery equipment

It also boasts a unique and innovative nut and bolt linking mechanism that allows nursery staff to quickly and easily alter the configuration of the equipment. For additional safety, there are no trap-points and all edges are smooth and rounded. 

To ensure the new range would be a hit with youngsters, the company appointed a group of three and four-year-olds as official product testers - or trudy testers - to put it through its paces. 

Product design director for British Thornton Jonathan Clark said: “Nurseries need flexibility. Children at that age have rapid fire imaginations and nursery staff have to work hard to keep up with them – we just wanted to give staff another tool to help them out. The nut and bolt linking device we pioneered for this range means it’s extremely easy for staff to quickly change the layout of a room – into a space station, a pirate ship or anything else that kids can imagine.”

Gerard Toplass, chief executive of British Thornton, was delighted to introduce the range.

He said: “Trudy furniture has long been a flagship offering for the company and we’re very proud of the excellent reception it has received from schools across the UK. We were very keen to expand our offering to include a suite of products specifically designed for nursery children and our design team has worked tirelessly to bring this to life.

“It’s safe to say that we’ve all been blown away by the result – the quality of the craftsmanship is second to none and we feel this will really fit with what nursery managers are currently looking for. We can’t wait to see the furniture in nurseries up and down the country.”

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