Perch Ergonomic Furniture for Primary Schools by Simon Dennehy
Perch, a furniture concept by Simon Dennehy, is one of those aha! ideas that you wonder why you have not seen this concept sooner. The Perch system is comprised of a table and a chair that have been expertly contoured to meet a massively lacking area of furniture design. There is an endless host of useful features in this concept:
- The seat flexes to encourage leg movement
- The frames of the chairs are not only light and simple to operate but also stackable
- The desk is the centerpiece of a clip on shelf system that could accompany a student from desk to desk
- The desk and seat are adjusted with a very simple and easy to use mechanism
Quite frankly, this system makes me wonder really how much school children really matter. I remember when I was in school, my back and butt hurting nearly every day from sitting in the ubiquitous awful school chair. Yet, Mr. Dennehy’s concept, although brilliantly simple, should have been implemented much, much sooner than 2008.