You don't think of big-name designers doing furniture for schools, but Danish furniture brand Hay scored Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to do their line for the University of Copenhagen. The resultant Copenhague line is a handsome blend of wooden desks, tables, chairs, and stools, some stackable. And in a nod to modern needs, the tables and desks featuring bent plywood provide a slot where the dual surfaces meet, intended for power cables to be routed through.
Say the brothers Bouroullec,
We have attempted to create a range of educational furniture, which in form and identity has clear dating in our age, and with its compelling manner uncovers the current functional needs of a university. It has also been our aspiration to distance ourselves from the slightly institutional expression of traditional educational furniture and create furniture with greater originality and a more domestic expression.
For those of you who would like to enjoy using the furniture but are too lazy to apply to the University of Copenhagen, the line is also being sold by UK retailer Nest.