On the back of a partnership with one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, a business specialising in children’s furniture and play equipment has been born

Creating Classrooms, based in Northumberland, is bringing Haba furniture to the UK market after being approached by the international company to distribute its goods.

Haba is a leading manufacturer in its native Germany as well as other parts of Europe and America, but has yet to make its mark in the UK.

The company approached Matthew and Colette Giaretta who had worked with Haba on a number of projects across the globe through their successful design firm, Feelgood Designs.

“It feels like a great time to bring this range to the UK and a wonderful opportunity to build on experience we have from project work with our sister company Feelgood Designs. We have some really great projects coming up and are hugely focused on improving spaces for children in the UK” said Matthew, Managing director, who himself is a former primary school teacher.

The HABA name stands for quality, product reliability and concern for our environment. The products are made using real solid wood, carefully selected from sustainable approved regional forests in Germany. Complying to the highest standards of quality and safety, HABA furniture is warranted against manufacturer defects with a 10 year worldwide warranty.

Colette said: “We are delighted to represent the fantastic HABA name in the UK. The furniture range is huge, with options for every style and setting. What the partnership between HABA and creating classrooms allows us to do is present something for every budget. Every nursery can afford something.”

Within the HABA range there is everything from tables and chairs, play houses, changing tables, cots, room partitions and library storage. Active play, gym and outdoor equipment are also available.

Jade Hunter, marketing executive said “It’s really exciting for us to be able to offer something new, enabling schools and nurseries to differentiate themselves. The majority of the HABA range can be customised, allowing companies and nursery chains to apply their branding and create something very special.”

The Creating Classrooms team is a group of Early Years and interior experts with a real passion for creating beautiful, flexible learning areas for children throughout the UK. With in- house room planning and over 13 years of design experience, their friendly team are happy to share ideas to make spaces for education settings and public building, now backed by the experience of one of the worlds market leaders in design for children.

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