How to equip a student’s workplace?
An effective design decision is the last thing that should worry parents concerned about the problem of creating a children’s “work room”. The main criterion for choosing all the details of this important part of the interior should be their safety for health. The main part of the advice on this subject is familiar to everyone else by the stands in the children’s clinic, but in recent years something new has been added to them …
New Generation Desk
There are several unshakable rules that must be observed for any table designed for work: the depth of the working surface is at least 60-80 cm, the width is at least 120-160 cm, for free placement of the legs at least 50 cm wide and not less than 45 cm in depth. Well, and the height of the countertop depends entirely on the height of the child: if a child between 100 and 115 cm tall is 45-48 cm long, then a teenager can’t do this height, and he needs a completely “adult” table with a height of at least 60 cm. Check “correctness »The table can be directly in the store: when planting, the edge of the table should be at chest level (so that the child can lean on his elbows), the legs should be at right angles, and the knees should never support the table from below.
When choosing a table for the “office” for a child, several more important points should be taken into account. Firstly, today’s furniture designs allow you to make a purchase that will serve you not for a couple of years (until the child has grown), but for many years. We are talking about transformable models of desks, which at your request can be resized. And secondly, it is wise to immediately take care possible ochangef the s that the workplace in the nursery will inevitably undergo in the coming years.
First of all, it should be borne in mind that today few people use the desktop exclusively as a written one. Most students work at home also at the computer, so you need to consider both of these work processes. The “computer” part of the table should have special compartments for the monitor and the system unit, a sliding panel for the keyboard. Shelf system for placing peripheral devices (printer, scanner, CD-ROM) and special places or bends for wires and cables (so that they are completely hidden from the eyes) will also be useful.
In this regard, you should especially think about the shape of the table. Simple rectangular tables are gradually becoming a thing of the past, and they are being replaced by triangular, trapezoidal, round and other ergonomic shapes with smooth corners. Many experts consider the L-shaped (angular) table with a rounded notch and one curbstone (possibly withdrawable) located at the base of the letter “G” to be the most optimal form of a combined (written and computer) table. The long part in this case is for writing, and the short part is for the computer.
Place the table should be at the window – so that the light fell on the left. If glare gets on the monitor, you can get rid of it by placing a wide shelf above it (for example, for a printer). And remember: if all the furniture of the child is located in the nursery, the sleeping area should be as far from the working area as possible!
The second, and no less important, moment when organizing a workplace is the choice of a chair or chair. Here, the temptation is great to fall prey to a beautiful design (or cheapness) to the detriment of health benefits. It is useful to know that Italian manufacturers are kings in design, and Polish, Chinese (and domestic) chairs do not always have a decent price-quality ratio. The most “caring” in relation to the consumer recognized “working” chairs of German firms.
To check how this or that chair suits your child, he needs to sit on it (moving it to the table) and “rehearse” a little: with proper seating, arms bent at right angles should lie horizontally on the table, legs should rest vertically on the floor (corner in the knee is also about 90 °), and the protruding part of the back is to maintain the body at waist level.
If with the help of regulation you are unable to achieve this position, then it is better to find another option. Best of all, if your chosen chair will be adjusted according to the height of the seat (within 40-55 cm), the angle of the seat (up to 15 ° forward and 5 ° back), the angle of the backrest (within 30 ° from the vertical position) , as well as the distance of the back from the front edge of the seat (within 26-40 cm). In addition, the chair should have stationary or removable armrests (at least 25 cm long, 5-7 cm wide), adjustable in height above the seat (within 23-26 cm) and in internal distance between them (within 35-50 cm ) By the way, considering that the child will use the chair, you must make sure that the regulatory mechanisms in it are reliable and easy to use. For the same reasons, choose upholstery made from eco-friendly, waterproof fabric. Of course, the chair for the child should be soft and have ergonomic (rounded) shapes.