An exciting new workshop at the Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology (Teknisk museum) has turned to Flokk brand HÅG to help provide a stimulating experience for guests and visitors. Named TeknoLab, this youth focused workshop is a "Digital Hall of the Future", a creative environment for children to explore and understand the technologies that will drive future innovation.
Launched in September 2018, the TeknoLab is filled with cutting edge technology for young people to interact with. From 3D printers to unique programmable music machines, the TeknoLab aims to increase understanding in how digital tools can be used in creative processes where innovation can inspire student’s curiosity and creativity skills.
The HÅG Capisco Puls was selected as the task chair for all seated workstations within the workshop. The objective from the designer was to use seating which provides solid ergonomic performance, but that also allows movement and freedom of postures. It also had to fit in with the aesthetics of the environment, providing a modern stylish look.
Designer & Project manager Frode Myhr, who was central to the development of the laboratory was familiar with the HÅG Capisco design.
Speaking about the development, Frode said: “I have known the Capisco design for many years through personal use of the chair. For this project we chose the Puls series because of the colourful colour palette and robust quality – perfectly suited for regular use.
"As well as this, knowing Peter Opsvik’s philosophies on motion and ergonomics, and how this is central to the chairs design – it was decisive for how the rest of the furniture was shaped.”
Speaking at the opening, Minister of Knowledge Jan Tore Sanner said: "The workshop is a great offer for children and young people, but also for teachers who can come here and learn more. It is basically the case that today's young people must understand the technology, but also contribute to the creation of technology, not just consuming technology. I think that what we see here will enable students to better solve many of the puzzles of the future, many of the riddles we have not managed to solve so far.
Above: The amazing "microbit orchestra" made by Captain Credible - an art exhibit located in the TeknoLab
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