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26. 03. 2021

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Chairs and tables for educational institutions: what does the standard prescribe?

In the last period it has been discussed a lot about tables, chairs and chairs with castors for educational institutions.
In the present article we would like to reassume the most important features of the standard EN 1729 part 1 and EN 1729 part 2, issued in 2015.

The part 2 of the standard prescribes the safety requirements and test method, including the stability test.

The part 1 of the standard refers to the functional dimensions of chairs and tables. It has introduced a new method for the dimensions evaluation of chairs, with the introduction of a specific measurement device, the SCMD – School Chair Measuring Device.

Let’s look through the standard: how is a desk or a school chair evaluated and how this standard varies in comparison to other standards for the furniture? (... read more)


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