Modular Seating for Learning Commons

Where does Learning Take Place? Probably wherever you can provide an attractive comfortable environment! ENERGI Ratio Modular Soft Seating is an affordable solution that can be used strategically in many parts of a school to provide a spot for a comfy touchdown to study, read or socialize! The collection of unique pieces can be assembled creatively to help you define space in a larger commons area or to highlight an architectural detail in the space. Change it up with Seasons – Twist, Turn and Rearrange. Nothing is bolted down – the Space can always look New! 

Collaborative Classrooms need Collaborative Furniture

Teaching methods have changed, but sadly many classrooms are still struggling with furniture the kids parents used! Bringing classrooms up to speed with current teaching methods and styles is just a call away at Trade West!  Collaborative Desking for Students is a Simple and Affordable way to make Classrooms more Flexible and Functional – it’s a Win Win Win.

Happier Students – Happier Teachers – Happier Parents!

New Quick-Adjust Sit-to-Stand Student Desk by ENERGI

The New Quick-Adjust Sit to Stand Student Desk by ENERGI gives teachers another excellent classroom management tool that everyone can benefit from. Giving students the option of standing up for a period of time to perform work maybe all that is required to keep the peace!  Now with the quick adjust feature available there are no more calls to maintenance to reset the desk height – just the convenient press of the lever and the height can be quickly and quietly adjusted for a taller or shorter student. Also popular for teachers to use as a place to teacher from as well! However your classroom chooses to use this innovative piece, we can assure you it will lead a busy and useful life!  

A Balanced Library

Todays libraries require a creative mix of Modular Soft Seating, Bistro Stool sets, Adjustable Activity Tables and comfortable chairs. And hey - throw in a punch of color while you are at it! You may not be able to change the walls and floors, but Refreshing Space with furniture from @tradewestedu is a better bang for your buck for your school and its students anyway!

Soft Seating for Schools by Trade West

Create a Happy Space and let the Learning take Place. All ages, shapes and sizes love a place where they can get comfortable and zero in on a reading assignment or study for upcoming exams. Mix it up and let them try the variety of innovative products available from @tradewestEDU! Bean Bag Chairs – Club Chairs - Upholstered Ottomans – Tub Lounge Chairs – Floor Rockers – you might be surprised how far just a few dollars will take you in getting such a sought after space set up! 

Teaming Tables with Power by Trade West

Teaming Tables with Power!

Today's Students are more connected than ever, and like all of us, they need a spot to recharge the devices they rely on! ENERGI Teaming Tables with Power are just the thing they need to conveniently plug in for a few minutes during their busy day. Placed strategically in public lounge settings, these Charging Bars rapidly become a Hot Spot for students on the fly - and hey, maybe even for teachers too


Defining Space with Study Coves

Creative Placement of Modular Seating can help Define the Use of Space in Public Areas. Your patrons may require a place for small semi private group discussions or simply just need a place to go for “time-outs” during break. The vocabulary of components available has grown substantially to make the most flexible and functional solution possible for the space. This is also an excellent opportunity to incorporate power charging outlets for users to quickly and conveniently plug in for a few minutes and recharge on the fly. Modular Seating becomes an oasis for Visitors and Employees while helping Facility Managers Define the Space and create the public traffic patterns they desire.


Acoustic Privacy Sofas

ENERGI Privacy Sofas offer a small oasis from the hustle and bustle of Public Spaces. The Acoustic side and back panels give users a place to read, study or just take a call in privacy. Dive in, tune out and recharge for a few minutes. Put the daily grind on hold in the comfort and solitude of an ENERGI Privacy Sofa.

Flip Top Tables = Flexible Use Of Space

In a space crunch? Make better use of what space you have! The beauty of Mobile Flip Top Tables is that they give you the ability to quickly and easily rearrange your Meeting Room/Training Room/Classroom spaces to accomodate many different setup needs. When the show is over, folding them up, roll them away and break out the yoga mats! The open space is yours! Flip Top Tables by Trade West store compactly off to the side of the room and they never need lifting or lugging.

Save The Floors While Reducing Classroom Noise

A WIN-WIN... Save the floors while reducing the classroom noise. Simple and inexpensive but highly effective solutions for protecting costly floor surfaces. Easy to install with immediate results. ENERGI Felt Tip Floor Saver Caps that stop classroom chairs from grinding grit and grime into freshly polished floor surfaces. Same goes for the ENERGI Single Wheel Neoprene Chair Casters. All mobile chairs come with caster wheels meant for carpeted floor surfaces - using these on a waxed or polished floor will do immediate and potentially permanent damage. The affordable and effective solution is the ENERGI Single Wheel Casters. With non-marking wheels and enhanced ball-bearing actions will ensure your floors have that added measure of protection!

Classroom Chair Sizing Tips

This is not an exact science, and yes there are always exceptions, but we have found the following matrix to work well when sizing stack chairs in classrooms.

Pre-School: 12"

Kindergarten to Grade 2: 14"

Grades 3 to 4: 16"

Grades 5 through 12: 18"

The 18" Chair is also used in adult use areas such as Auditoriums and Gymnasiums.

Wobble Stools, Wiggle Stools, 3D Motion Stools - so many names!

This ingenious little stool is a classroom favorite because of its dynamic, natural movement capabilities, and hey - it's neat looking to boot!

Along with the ZUMA Rocker Chair and ZUMA Cantilever Chairs the ENERGI Motion Stool rounds out the trifecta of flex seating that is being successfully implemented in thousands of classrooms across the country. Available in four sizes: 12", 15", 18", 20"

Mobile Classroom Storage Millwork

Many new Educational Facilities are being finished without built in storage in the classroom – this is actually a benefit, as historically much built in shelving was dysfunctional and poorly positioned. ENERGi™ Mobile Classroom Storage is the answer! It is multi-purpose, reconfigurable and always wherever you want it! Available with or without locking doors and we have a Mobile Tote Storage option available as well. Whether you are looking to secure classroom supplies, give students some personal storage or developing a Classroom Library, ENERGi™ has the mobile storage option you need!

Stackable Lounge Chair for School Libraries

The stackable OFFI lounge chair is an awesome Flexible Seating option for school libraries. It can be used in a variety of configurations for student of all ages and is especially conducive to circular Campfire Seating arrangements which work well for story time or group discussions.

We Can All Benefit from Standing up a Bit More in Our Work Environment

Whether we are in the workplace parked at a workstation desk or in a classroom sitting at a student desk, we all need a stand up place we can transition to for a period of time to reduce back strain caused by poor sitting posture, poor seating options or just simply just a WAY TO GET THE WIGGLES OUT!