Lo­cal man­u­fac­turer re­leases new range of Vic­to­rian Ash fur­ni­ture

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AMELBOURNE man­u­fac­turer has launched its new range of hard­wood tim­ber fur­ni­ture, made from lo­cally sourced Vic­to­rian Ash. Pre-School Equip­ment, a fam­ily owned busi­ness, is a spe­cial­ist sup­plier of fur­ni­ture and equip­ment to the early learn­ing sec­tor.

They have de­vel­oped an aes­thetic and ver­sa­tile range of Aus­tralian made and fully as­sem­bled fur­ni­ture and equip­ment ready for schools across the coun­try.

Karen Clark, Gen­eral Man­ager of Pre-school Equip­ment, said that tim­ber cre­ated a warm and nur­tur­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for schools.

“We are proud that these prod­ucts are made from lo­cally sourced, sus­tain­able Vic­to­rian Ash. As a lo­cal Vic­to­rian busi­ness, it is im­por­tant that we sup­port other lo­cal busi­nesses, and it also helps the lo­cal econ­omy,” she said.

The ben­e­fits of tim­ber in build­ing and equip­ment are be­com­ing bet­ter known. An in­creas­ing body of re­search is be­gin­ning to show that be­ing sur­rounded by wood at home, work or school has pos­i­tive ef­fects on the body, the brain and the en­vi­ron­ment1.

A re­cent FWPA and Planet Ark study re­ported on the health and well­be­ing ben­e­fits of wooden in­te­ri­ors in homes, busi­nesses, places of learn­ing and places for heal­ing. The re­port shows that over­all the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple are in­nately drawn to­wards wood. The re­sults found that wood elic­its feel­ings of warmth, comfort and re­lax­ation, and cre­ates a link to na­ture.

Ms Clark said that tim­ber and fur­ni­ture for schools was a nat­u­ral fit and their team is ex­pe­ri­enced in ma­jor learn­ing ap­proaches such as Montes­sori and the Reg­gio Emilia phi­los­o­phy.

“Tim­ber is a fun­da­men­tal part of the Montes­sori teach­ing phi­los­o­phy where due to the im­por­tance of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als all Montes­sori fur­ni­ture and ed­u­ca­tional tools are made from tim­ber.”

Tim John­ston, CEO of the Vic­to­rian As­so­ci­a­tion of For­est In­dus­tries, con­grat­u­lated Pre-School Equip­ment on the lat­est range of fur­ni­ture and thanked them for their sup­port of the for­est and wood prod­ucts in­dus­try.

“It is great to see a lo­cal com­pany us­ing lo­cal, Vic­to­rian tim­ber. As we know wood is a re­new­able, car­bon-stor­ing, re­cy­clable prod­uct that is suit­able for a wide range of uses and I hope to see more prod­ucts like this in the fu­ture.” he said.

Part of the new range of hard­wood tim­ber fur­ni­ture made from lo­cally sourced Vic­to­rian Ash, by PreSchool Equip­ment, a fam­ily owned busi­ness and spe­cial­ist sup­plier of fur­ni­ture and equip­ment to the early learn­ing sec­tor.

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