Educational furniture manufacturer British Thornton has announced the launch of new anti-bacterial furniture for nurseries.
The new furniture Design features a child friendly anti-bacterial coating, with a surface treatment that includes properties that prevent bacteria from living on the surface of panels.
The aim of the newly designed ‘Trudy’ range is to significantly reduce the bacterial count found in furniture, especially in nursery environments.
The new range, which was designed by the company’s team, led by product design director Jonathan Clark, builds on the success of British Thornton’s existing trudy brand, which was first launched in 2008 and boasts annual sales figures of around £3m.
Gerard Toplass, CEO of British Thornton, said: “We were very keen to expand our offering to include a suite of Products specifically designed for nursery children and our design team has worked tirelessly to bring this to life.
“It’s safe to say that we’ve all been blown away by the result – the quality of the craftsmanship is second to none and we feel this will really fit with what nursery managers are currently looking for. We can’t wait to see the furniture in nurseries up and down the country.”
Furthermore, British Thornton has successfully launched its new design hub, which was completed at the back end of last year. Based at its Keighley site, the ‘Hub for Innovation and Design’ has expanded its Studio design capacity by 25%.
Established in 1967, British Thornton designs and manufactures furniture for the education sector out of its facility in South Street, Keighley.
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