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Celebrating design inclusivity in the classroom:
How a custom Bodyfurn® chair changed a student’s school life
Jack loves school. His inquisitive nature and sense of humor brings joy to those at rural Omakere School. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jack’s learning journey has been different to most. His inability to walk had made maneuvering a classroom difficult, and highlighted the need for a supportive chair that was tailor-made for his requirements. Being an active learner, dynamic movement was also an important consideration for Jack to remain comfortable and engaged.
Jack’s parents, Jane and Rob, recognising his need for more supportive classroom furniture, searched high and low for suitable solutions but found it difficult to source options appropriate for Jack. It was also important to Jack that his chair wasn’t too dissimilar to his classmates’.
At Furnware, we’re all about designing and creating furniture so children can thrive in the most inspiring learning spaces imaginable. So, when Hamish Whyte, Owner of Furnware, met Jane and Rob back in 2020 through mutual friends, he was determined to help provide Jack with a comfortable solution that met his personal needs.
A week later, local Account Manager, Marianne, visited the school to assess Jack’s needs. “It was important to observe Jack to gauge his size. If the seat pad is too big for the student, it’s a tipping hazard,” said Marianne. She also noted the other children sat on Furnware’s Bodyfurn® chairs and that Jack wanted one too.
Rob, Jack's father
Hamish, Owner of Furnware
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