The Mudai has been specially developed as an alternative seating option to the traditional classroom chair for primary school students.
Children have lots of energy and a traditional classroom chair restricts their movement. Sitting both upright and stationary for long periods of time can lead to boredom and agitation, which hinders their ability to learn.
This diamond-shaped floor cushion enables a child to work comfortably on the floor. It allows for complete freedom of movement, so a child can position themselves to engage with the task at hand.
We also have a triangle-shaped ottoman that can be sat on or straddled for work at a desk.
Mudai is made from a high-density foam that is supportive but also cushy and very lightweight. A child can easily pick it up and move it wherever they need, which helps drive self-directed learning.
The heavy-duty fabric cover has been treated with stain protection and can be removed and professionally cleaned to keep the product in tip-top condition. There are four accent colours to choose from, specially developed for the Learn by Koskela Junior range, and inspired by the Australian landscape.
Mudai translates to soft, and the word originates from the Dharug Aboriginal language in Sydney.
An interview with Koskela
Founded in 2000 by Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky, GECA licensee Koskela produces Australian furniture that is beautiful, functional and durable. We asked what sets them apart from other furniture makers and what certification means to them.