Q&A with Eliza and Hannah: Top 5 Favorite MiEN Products
- July 25, 2022
- Anthony Bowie
Welcome to the MiEN Environments Top 5 Series, where our regional directors, account managers, and designers share their favorite MiEN products. Here we will breakdown the value our employees and our customers find in the solutions designed with specific products and why those products meet modern educational needs.
We recently asked a few questions to our Account Manager, Eliza Jensen, and our Interior Designer, Hannah Carson.
Eliza: KIO Tinker is a great solution because it is such a versatile product. It is great for media centers, learning commons, classrooms and makerspaces. You can choose to use all the shelving for added storage, or it can be outfitted for users to sit or stand around. The middle compartment allows you to stay organized and store both materials and the shelves that aren’t being used. The Tinker is available in several sizes to accommodate all ages of learners which I especially love!
Hannah: KIO Tinker is an ideal solution for various spaces! I love the functionality this piece brings and that it can be a solution across several different budgets in our offering with a Melamine base with an HPL top, Total HPL, and even Duo-Tone HPL, which is great to bring in a pop of color!
Eliza: BAY chair is a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. One being that it has such a sophisticated look that it can be used in different areas of a school, as well as outside of the education market! The other is that it is a very comfortable chair for any user. It has a 360 memory return swivel so it ensures the chairs will continue to face the way they were designed to even after it’s been used!
Hannah: Customers love the BAY Chair because of its sleek look and memory return that keeps the space looking untouched! I love incorporating the BAY Chair into higher education and lounge spaces and providing them with a more sophisticated look. It can be upholstered in a large variety of fabric, vinyls, and leathers!
Eliza: CRE8 is basically whatever you want it to be! I love all the different possibilities this product has to offer. Different sizes, heights, worksurface and storage options. Plus it’s on casters! CRE8 is the perfect solution if a school doesn’t have the space or budget for a complete makerspace. By adding a CRE8 to a learning commons or media center you are creating a zone that encourages hands-on learning immediately!
Hannah: CRE8 provides a great combined table/storage solution in any space! These work great for a makerspace, but in a classroom where there isn’t much built-in storage, the lockable cabinets on these units are perfect! The Amoeba shape top incorporating a school color with the laminate is always fun to use for the younger kids, and the Butcher Block Top option is my favorite to bring in for a more elevated look.
Eliza: I love the look of tiered seating in a space. You can mix and match color combinations and also the pieces to create different configurations. Whether it is in a classroom, learning commons, or an entryway; the FLEX Steps are a great solution. They don’t just look cool, they are super functional for both collaborative and individual learning!
Hannah: Everyone loves a learning step! I like that each panel on the FLEX Steps is upholstered individually so there’s so much you can do with color to create a statement in your space. Our FLEX Steps are so versatile and can be a great fit across different needs of age groups and spaces with our FLEX Steps EVO, too!
Eliza: Divide Storage is one of my favorite multi-purpose products! It offers a double sided magnetic markerboard, storage, and its mobile! You can store our FLEX Seat Pads in it and easily create a learning space. I love using it for elementary students because it goes all the way to the floor so they can fully utilize it!
Hannah: The Divide Marker Board Storage is such a good functional piece for a K-5 classroom! The teacher can store our plastic bins on the shelves, along with other small items that are needed regularly, and pull the mobile white board around the room and get closer to students desks for 1 on 1 learning. Because this marker board is double sided, it works great as a partition as well!
Stay tuned for the next top 5 series featuring Account Manager, Scott Doney, and Interior Designer Mary Longo. Interested in learning more about esports in education? Check out our new esports whitepaper!