Herman Miller Inc., Steelcase Inc., Knoll Inc., Smith System Mfg. Co, and Scholar Craft Products, among others, are the major players in the global school furniture market.
The global school furniture market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2022 and 2027. As per the analysis of Expert Market Research, the market is being driven by the growing demand for flexible school furniture.
The surging focus on education and the increasing enrolment in schools in developed countries is driving the demand for school furniture. The introduction of various government initiatives to improve the literacy rate is also positively influencing the market growth of school furniture. In addition, optimal furniture, including desks and chairs, among others, offers enhanced comfort to learners, hence boosting their focus. Technological developments like smartboards, flip classrooms, and portable furniture are anticipated to further boost the market growth.
The growing awareness regarding the impact of furniture in classrooms on the cognitive, emotional, social, and academic intelligence of students is fuelling the market growth. With the rising emphasis on collaborative learning, the preference for flexible and ergonomic school furniture is increasing. Moreover, the increasing research activities exploring the impact of furniture to improve student engagement are expected to surge the development of innovative school furniture.
Various preschools and kindergartens are increasingly preferring ergonomically designed and integrated furniture solutions to ensure the holistic well-being of learners. The rising focus on sustainability is prompting several schools to utilise furniture with a very low carbon footprint. In the forecast period, the advent of new age learning spaces is likely to boost the demand for tech-enabled and student-centred classroom furniture to accommodate diverse learning styles.
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|Headquarters:||Michigan, United States|
Herman Miller Inc. is a world-renowned company dealing with furnishing and its technologies and services. The company emphasises on design, environment, community service and wellbeing of its customers. Products sold by the company involve seating such as chairs, stools and benches, desks, tables and storage products. In July 2022, the company and Studio 7.5 introduced Zeph Chair, an elegant, colourful, and customised addition to its high-performance seating portfolio.
|Headquarters:||Michigan, United States|
Steelcase is a leading company providing a great range of architecture, furniture and technology products and services. Seating, desk and tables, storage, architecture, and space vision are some of the products sold by the company. It also provides workplaces, home offices, education, and health solutions.
|Headquarters:||Pennsylvania, United States|
Knoll, Inc is a leading design-driven brand that manufactures residential and workplace furnishings. Some of its leading products include textiles, office systems, seating, furniture, and acoustical and architectural elements, among others. With dealers in above 50 countries, the company offers high-quality products in various countries. The company is a founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund (WWF) Modernism at Risk program.
|Headquarters:||Texas, United States|
Smith System is a manufacturer of water fountains and lavatory systems. The company aims to serve ‘one-room schools’. Some of its product ranges include school seating, student desks, tables, teachers’ desks, classroom storage compartments, book carts, whiteboards, air purification systems, and more. Its Numbers range offers enhanced comfort, flexibility, and accessibility in a classroom setting.
|Headquarters:||Alabama, United States|
Scholar Craft designs and manufactures ergonomic, durable, and practical school furniture. It operates in six facilities across three states in the United States of America. It manufactures student desks, seating, combos, tables, and related technology. With nearly 270 employees, its annual revenue amounts to nearly $52 million.
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