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Connect Collaborative Lecture Theatre Seating

Three seat place 'L shape'

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Third party certifications:
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Collaborative seating solution for lecture theatres and other educational environments.

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Application

Suitable for, educational institutions and lecture theatres.

Description

Race Furniture's award-winning collaborative seating solution for lecture theatres and other educational environments.

Connect was created in collaboration with Burwells Architects and Loughborough University and was a first-of-its-kind in collaborative educational seating.

The design teachers to circulate freely to interact effectively with students, and is great for group working. The system allows for development of pedagogies, more interaction between student and teacher, and more interaction between students. This in turn has been proved to lead to greater student engagement and satisfaction (leading to improved grades). We offer a comprehensive service, allowing for product customisation as well as a full space plan and layout service ensuring that your lecture theatre meets the optimum needs for students and lecturers.

Features and benefits:

  • Available in a wide range of finishes.
  • A wide range of upholstery styles.
  • Variable configurations.
  • Integrated Technology.
  • DDA Provision.
  • Typically seats are all FSc approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content.
  • Customisable real wood, veneer, high-pressure laminate, fabric and leather finishes.
  • Bespoke seat height, width and back angle dimensions.
  • Customisable arm rests, end panels and writing tablets designs.
  • Integrated cable management, signage and storage solutions.

General information

Color

Other

Customisable to client requirements.

Finish

Upholstery

Upholstery fabrics: seats and backs.

Laminate

High pressure laminate (HPL): seats and backs.

Natural

Natural solid-woods or natural veneers: seats and backs.

Powder coated

Polyester powder coat: frame finish.

Material

Wood

Birch plywood: seats and back.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane upholstery foam (CMHR): seats and back.

Steel

Mild steel: frame.

Size

Customisable to client requirements.

WarrantyDescription

Five year

Race Products are guaranteed for five years from the later date of their supply or installation in accordance with the following:


  • Race Furniture Limited will repair or replace free of charge any manufacturing defect that occurs within five years that arises and is proven to be a product or manufacturing fault.
  • The guarantee is conditional on Products being maintained in accordance with instructions issued by Race Furniture Limited.
  • The guarantee does not include fabric / Leather / Vinyl. This may be covered under a separate guarantee from the fabric supplier.
  • The guarantee is subject to Race being informed promptly once the defect is initially observed and does not include the repair of secondary damage that occurs as a result of failure to do this.
  • The warranty does not apply where goods have not been properly maintained or have been subject to misuse, unauthorised repair, replacement modification or alteration, or if the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, or abnormal storage or working conditions. 

Uniclass

Pr_40_30_29_29 Fixed seatsPrimary

CAWS

N10/10 Purpose-made

N10/171 Fixed seating

Specification data - Fixed seats Enhanced data

Fire performance

  • Bespoke Specification Fire testing available upon request.
  • All Fabrics conform to BS 5852:2006 Clause 12. Ignition Source 5 (Crib 5): Medium Hazard.
  • All Polyurethane Foams are: Combustion Modified High Resilience (CMHR).

Functions

Education.

Lecture theatre.

Dimensions

-

Seat height

460 mm.

Seat spacing (lateral)

Not applicable.

Row spacing

Determined from seating layout and constrained by the requirements of: BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management & Anthropometric data for the target user group.

Seats and backs

-

Material

Birch wood and polyurethane upholstery Foam (CMHR).

Finish

High pressure laminate (HPL).

Natural solid-woods.

Natural veneers.

Upholstery fabrics.

Colour

High pressure laminate (HPL).

Natural solid-woods.

Natural veneers.

Upholstery fabrics.

Frames

-

Material

Mild steel.

Finish

Polyester powder coated.

Colour

Customisable.

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Integral accessories

Integrated power and data.

Seat and aisle signage.

DDA tip-up space provision.

Freestanding tables

Height

Nominal height.

840 mm.

Length

Nominal length.

1010 mm.

Bench and table.

Accessibility

Removeable seats for wheelchair space and DDA compliant tables.

Width

1780 mm.

Configuration

Three seat place 'L shape'.

Environmental information

Recyclability

Race Furniture's products can be disassembled with standard tools thereby allowing reuse, refurbishment, repair and recycling of components.


Typically seats are all FSc approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content.


For further guidance on our sustainability procedures and certifications please reference our Greenbook excerpt. 

Digital objects

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Literature

Our work in Education

Our work in Education

Race Furniture Sustainability Brochure

Race Furniture Sustainability Brochure

Case studies

Educational Seating: Imperial College London, Royal School of Mines Lecture Theatre

Educational Seating: Imperial College London, Royal School of Mines Lecture Theatre

Educational Seating: Loughborough University

Educational Seating: Loughborough University

Educational Seating: University of Birmingham, The Hive

Educational Seating: University of Birmingham, The Hive

Educational Seating: University of Warwick

Educational Seating: University of Warwick

Third party certifications

BSI Kitemark

BSI Kitemark

Environmental Management System - ISO 14001:2015

BSI Kitemark

FSc Certification

BSI Kitemark

BSI Kitemark

Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2015

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