My goals were developing a dynamic seating system, one that can be altered between several states, a thought-provoking, interesting space which promotes playfulness and creativity in children while also inspiring a sense of pride to belong.
I was inspired by a common action of “Pushing the tables closer together”, to design a system of dynamic tables that pivot on an axis and create numerous variations – from individual work to small or large groups, complete clearing of the space or formation of a large collaborative table, in the style of a “Seder” table.
Additionally, compact stackable chairs made with plastic injection allow convenient storage without fixation to the floor.
This process included creating a well-lit open seating space in the front and a rest and storage space in the back as well as rebranding of the bus, a new logo and textile for the bus seats.
Pushing the Tables Closer Together
A mobile classroom
“Ofanim” is an association whose goal is to promote academic studies and decrease the informal education gap between children of the periphery. The organization works through mobile classrooms in buses all around the country.
I started by observing the existing buses and their disadvantages, the needs of the teachers and drivers and the organization’s diverse work requirements. I put together all my observations towards providing new solutions and improving the current conditions.
Size and Dimensions