Office Design Trends

The office is a place where many of us spend a great deal of our waking hours. Hence, it is necessary to ensure that office decor is ideally pieced together for mood optimisation – which can provide a morale boost and ultimately, increased productivity at the workplace. A happier and more comfy environment will foster a stronger sense of teamwork and cohesion among co-workers. Additionally, if your office is a place where clients are invited for discussions, you could stand …

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Definitive Guide: How to Apply Colours in the Learning Environment

Imagine sitting in a room coloured entirely in red.  Chances are high that you will feel agitated, perhaps with a little anger or hunger.  Why? Because colour matters.  Colour in the classroom certainly matters. Research demonstrates that specific colours influence the morale, emotions, behaviour, and performance of learners.  Colour impacts students’ eye strain, degree of stimulation, and level of concentration. Learn more about the psychology of colours and how you can apply these in your classroom design. Overview of Colour …

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Entirely Future Focused

View The Gallery View The Gallery Video Transcript My name is Gareth Allegretto. I work for BFX Furniture and look after the Newcastle to Port Macquarie region. Forster Public School first approached me to roll out 6 GLA classrooms after they were impressed with the service and the quality of furniture that we provided in their Library previously.  What they were trying to achieve was 21st century furniture.  They wanted me to try and create difference zones in the classroom. …

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The Ultimate Guide To Future Focused Learning

What is Future Focused Learning? Although, the Future Focused Learning philosophy and variations of the ‘6 Cs’ theoretical framework has been a prominent pedagogical approach for the better part of a decade… Our iteration is adapted from Michael Fullan’s 2014 New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and offers new insight in how modern and flexible learning spaces can make a difference to student learning. In recent years, Future Focused Learning (FFL) is becoming a universally acknowledged approach in Australian and New Zealand schools.  …

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Manual Arts Transformation

The Project The BFX Furniture team worked with Burnside State High School to completely transform their outdated and worn manual arts room with brand new wood working and metal working benches. The project included the fit-out of two wood working rooms and two metal working rooms with industrial grade benches made from heavy-duty and durable materials. BFX Furniture’s range of custom-made wood working and metal working benches are essential for creating state-of-the-art manual arts labs. We specialise in supplying high-quality …

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Prahran High School – A Vision For Learning

An Innovative, Purpose-built, Co-educational School with a Vertical Campus Prahran High School is a uniquely designed contemporary school part of a thriving education district that includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts. The vision was to design a leading, co-educational school for Years 7-12 with a full range of state of the art facilities and technologies. BFX completed the furniture fit-out for Prahran High School, which is one of the first vertical schools to be delivered by the Victorian …

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Create Engaging Classrooms for Special Needs Students

Supporting All Students Everywhere This comprehensive guide provides a solid foundation with helpful information to design engaging classrooms for special needs students. When space planning for special education centres, there are a number of things to take into consideration including; acoustics and colour, textures and fabrics, sensory play areas, safety and sustainability, flexible and comfortable student seating as well as adjustable height student tables. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2009, 80.2% of children with disability attended special …

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5 Mind-Blowing Science Activities For The Classroom

Activities By Teachers For Teachers All these Science Activities were featured on some fantastic teacher blogs who are passionate about creating fun, easy and educational activities for your next science class. Year 7-8 Chemistry Activity – Periodic Table BattleshipYear 6-8 Chemistry Activity – Grow Your Own Borax CrystalsYear 10 Biology Activity – Make Your Own Brain HatYear 11-12 Biology Activity – Create 3D Animal or Plant Cell ModelsYear 6-7 Physics Activity – Steady Hand Game Want All These Resources On The Go? Download Now Activity …

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20 More Tips For A Green Office in 2019

Last time we spoke about how to implement a green office program, we barely scratched the surface with our 4 Tips for a Green Office. This time we are here to step it up a notch with 20 more tips. Think of this post as your ultimate green guide. Your one-stop reference for green office design ideas or a place to find inspiration for some eco-friendly supplies. We guarantee you’re sure to leave here with at least a few ideas …

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