Bretford Introduces Powered & Modular Technology Furniture System
CHICAGO — May 4, 2011 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., manufacturer of furniture for both classroom and work environments, is introducing EDU 2.0 powered and modular technology furniture system designed for the social aspects of learning in education.
The EDU 2.0 furniture line includes everything from tables for interaction and mobile device carts to presentation system furniture and soft seating with power.
Some of the technology furniture products that will make up the EDU 2.0 system include the following:
• Mobile device carts for charging and syncing technology
• Mobile interactive whiteboards
• Mobile presentation lecterns
• Mobile instructor desks with support for technology
• A variety of mobile tables for computers and student interaction
• Modular soft seating with power
• Cafe tables
• Student chairs and cafe chairs
All of the EDU 2.0 products are constructed from “prime” steel that has 25 to 35 percent post-consumer recycled content, and is 100 percent recyclable at the end of the product life cycle. The products feature work surface substrates with an average of 70 percent recycled content while their work surface edge details are made with TPE T-mold, which is more environmentally friendly than traditional PVC materials. Additionally, all of the EDU 2.0 products are in the process of becoming GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certified® and approved for the Children & Schools product certification program. They are backed by Bretford’s 12-year standard warranty and one-year electrical warranty and manufactured in the United States to the highest-quality standards. Along with a standard finish offering, Bretford will provide fresh finish and edge options for the EDU 2.0 line, including a soft rubber-poured edge for some of the tables and several brand-new metallic finishes.