Ahead of mass changes in education, Living Edge announce the launch of its proprietary education sector collection: The Learning Portfolio By Living Edge
August 6th, 2018
In recent years, the export value of the Australian education sector has risen above AUD$20billion per annum. Leading key decision makers in this space to reassess the culture of education throughout the country today, it is clear that education will remain one of the country’s most significant super-growth sectors, supporting our transitioning economy in the decades ahead.
According to Deloitte’s landmark study, The Value of International Education To Australia (2016), tertiary education has become the country’s third-largest export following coal and iron ore – throwing universities across the nation into a phase of mass (re-)development.
The Australian education sector thus emerges as one of the nation’s most important and exciting spaces for design, with recognition being given to the power of architecture and design to ameliorate the educational experience for students and practitioners, alike. Understanding that well-designed learning environments can help institutions flourish in this time of high demand, our A+D community is radically transforming both the traditional structures and future possibilities of this vital sector.
It is with this in mind that Living Edge – one of Australia’s leading premium furniture suppliers – releases their inaugural collection, curated for the unique needs of the education sector and its institutions. The Learning Portfolio By Living Edge is an inspired compendium of seating systems, workstations, collaboration hubs and utility equipment, sourced from the world’s leading brands in research-driven design. With the recent release of The Learning Portfolio By Living Edge, the brand shores up its commitment to providing the A+D world with innovative furniture solutions that support, provoke and inspire.
Having proved its prowess in the residential and commercial sectors for years, Living Edge clearly understands that curiosity, creativity and questioning convention are all key drivers of transformation. Turning toward the country’s most crucial sector – education – The Learning Portfolio By Living Edge positions design to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching, both through its built environments, and through this broader cultural imperative.
According to Aidan Mahwhinney, director of Living Edge
“With The Learning Portfolio By Living Edge, we’re renewing our commitment to helping Australian education providers craft spaces for inspired, successful learning and teaching. Whether this means exploring new options for seating and workspaces or investigating the concept of the campus eco-system, Living Edge is here to guide and support our education clients every step of the way on their journey toward delivering fresh, fulfilling student experiences.”
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