Local manufacturer releases new range of Victorian Ash furniture
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.