Keene, NH, July 29, 2022 – Acclaimed Early Learning furniture brand Whitney Brothers® today announced its new Nature View Writing Center received the Platinum 2022 Spaces4Learning New Product Award, one of the most widely recognized awards for product innovation in the educational products market.
The inventive design of the Nature View Writing Center accommodates social distancing and activity workspace in Early Learning environments, a nod to the impact of covid-19 on student desk design. The vibrant woodland scene on the desk’s clear back panel brings the calm of nature indoors and creates a comforting personalized activity space for young children that also provides important visibility for adult supervision. Notably, the 2022 award marks the company’s third consecutive win and fourth in the last six years, vaulting it to the level of a few select brands.
Now in its seventh year, the Spaces4Learning New Product Award program honors manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are judged for their ability to enhance learning environments. The contest judges are members of the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board, a panel of executives and professionals from leading industry vendors, industry associations, and architecture firms.
“The 2022 Spaces4Learning New Product Award winners feature a broad array of education providers, from flooring to HVAC to A/V and digital technologies,” said David Nagel, editorial director of Spaces4Learning. “We congratulate all of our winners and thank them for the work they’re doing for education.”
Scientific studies show that biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity, focus clarity of thought, and improve well-being, benefits that can foster a child’s deep connection to their learning environment and set the trajectory of their future learning outcomes. In early 2020, Whitney Brothers® launched the first biophilia-inspired furniture collection designed for Early Learning environments, the Nature View Collection. In that same year, the Nature View Collection received the 2020 Spaces4Learing New Product Award. The product line now encompasses over 48 separate furniture pieces, five of which have earned individual product design awards.
“We’re honored to receive the award and excited how the judges’ decision reinforces the importance of biophilia-inspired design to our littlest learners” said Mike Jablonski, president of Whitney Brothers® . “It signals an understanding and acceptance of how biophilia design can positively affect a young child’s connection to their learning environment. That’s the goal of our Nature View Collection, which the Writing Center supports convincingly.”
Suggested retail price for the WB0856 Nature View Writing Center is $1,199.
Availability is immediate globally through authorized Whitney Brothers® dealers and distributors. For more information, please visit: https://www.whitneybros.com/nature-view-writing-center
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About Whitney Brothers®
Founded in 1904, Whitney Brothers® invented wood furniture for Early Learning and Institutional Childcare and pioneered its commercial distribution through educational distributors and dealers in schools, childcare centers, Head Start facilities, churches, libraries, museums, and residential homes throughout North America and the world. The brand’s rich 1187-year heritage spans old world craftsmanship blended with state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing technology to create award-winning products of uncompromising quality, design, innovation, safety, durability and value. Each product is UL GREENGUARD® Gold Certified, qualifies for LEED credits, meets or exceeds applicable CPSIA, ASTM and BIFMA requirements, is supported by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, and proudly made in America.