CEM Spring 2014

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Brompton Academy sits in KI Strive seating and Postura Laboratory Stools supplied to Brompton Academy KI have provided classroom seating for the new Brompton Academy building in Gillingham, Kent. Over 2,000 Strive chairs have been delivered to the academy along with Postura Stools for the Academy’s Science Laboratories. Brompton Academy’s new, modern building, designed and built by BAM, has been developed next to its existing site in Kent. It is an innovative learning centre for students aged 11 to 19, with Science and Art specialisms. Lorraine Rushton of Brompton Academy, Director of Business & Finance commented: “Following weeks of viewing and testing many chairs by staff and


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students, we decided upon the Strive chair and Postura Stool for their comfort, posture support and design.” The new building has been designed around a large courtyard to provide easy access to external play and teaching areas for the students. It is a two-storey building and features a double-height library with a curved façade visible from the street. The new facilities include a science lecture theatre, drama theatre, sports hall, a fitness suite, a dance studio as well as classrooms. KI have supplied over 2,082 Strive chairs to Brompton Academy. The stackable Strive seating collection from KI, designed by Giancarlo Piretti, is a wide family of simple, elegant, comfortable chair designs which are also available in a wide choice of polypropylene colours. All have a unique, flexible back with a wire rod inserted into the polypropylene to encourage movement and relaxation. The back curve provides lateral support and the contoured seat

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dissipates pressure points. KI’s Postura Stool has a lightweight, easy stacking design making it the perfect seating and space saving solution for the science laboratories at Brompton Academy. The seat is manufactured from easy to clean, highly durable polypropylene that is stain and UV resistant. The chip resistant silver powder coated frame has a convenient hook to store bags underneath the seat. The Postura Stool is available in 2 seat heights, 9 colours and with a 10 year warranty. The KI Strive and Postura seating collection meets the stringent requirements of Indoor Advantage Gold (from SCS Global Services) and is ideal for providing solutions for business, education and healthcare sectors. KI is a global provider of workplace & educational furniture that designs and manufactures locally and offers good value, flexibility & design excellence. n Please visit the KI website on www. kieurope.com

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