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CoLab by Pearson Lloyd: Revolutionizing Learning Spaces for the Future


Images: Senator & Pearson Lloyd

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the traditional classroom model is undergoing a transformative shift, and London-based design studio Pearson Lloyd is at the forefront of this revolution. In collaboration with British brand Senator, they have unveiled CoLab, an innovative furniture collection tailored for the next generation of learners.


Pearson Lloyd's CoLab is a response to the changing dynamics of education, where active and social learning takes precedence over traditional lecture-style setups. This shift, identified through a two-year research project, recognizes that the information age has moved education beyond mere knowledge retention to fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Designed specifically with Gen Z in mind, CoLab addresses the new reality where online lectures are commonplace, and in-person learning is centered around engagement and collaboration. The collection seeks to bridge the gap between outdated furniture and the evolving needs of modern learning environments, where group work and interactive learning are becoming the norm.





The versatility of CoLab lies in its hybrid furniture objects, offering a range of seating and surface options that encourage students to sit, lean, perch, or stand. The designs facilitate diverse forms of learning, from team briefs to casual and social interactions. Unlike traditional classroom furniture, CoLab acknowledges the shift towards collaborative learning, providing settings that are both practical and conducive to various activities.


An essential feature of the collection is its integration of power outlets into each element, eliminating the need for under-floor cables and offering seamless connectivity for laptops and smart devices. The central power-distribution spine ensures that workspaces are no longer constrained by floor-box layouts, providing flexibility in arranging the environment.




Durability and circularity are paramount in CoLab's design philosophy. Modular components are easily removable for repair or replacement, promoting a sustainable approach. Exposed fixings and robust materials contribute to the collection's longevity, while playful aesthetics and pops of color create an enjoyable utility. As we navigate a world where the learning and working landscape is continually evolving, CoLab by Pearson Lloyd stands as a testament to the power of design in shaping environments that inspire collaboration, engagement, and the holistic development of learners in the information age.



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