Learning suite furniture system

  • US 9,066,589 B2
  • Filed: 02/25/2013
  • Issued: 06/30/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A furniture system for use in a classroom, the furniture system comprising:

  • a table assembly including a top member and at least a first leg support member, the top member forming a substantially flat top surface and circumscribed by an outer edge, the at least one leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position;

    a table dock supported by the table assembly adjacent the top surface and including oppositely facing, substantially parallel and substantially vertical wall members that form a table dock channel that opens upwardly where the dock channel is unobstructed by the top member;

    at least a first substantially flat display panel including a display surface on at least a first of two oppositely facing and substantially parallel side surfaces, the panel circumscribed by a panel edge; and

    an easel assembly spaced apart from the table assembly and including a substantially vertically upright frame and an easel coupler supported on one side of the frame;

    wherein the panel edge is frictionally receivable within the table dock channel between the oppositely facing walls with the oppositely facing walls adjacent the oppositely facing parallel side surfaces of the display panel to support the display panel in a substantially vertical orientation adjacent and extending upwardly from the flat top surface and wherein the display panel is alternatively engageable with the easel coupler to be supported in a substantially vertical orientation to one side of the frame and spaced apart from the table assembly.

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