Natural Pod creates high-quality, non-toxic wood furniture for better learning environments all over the world, with an emphasis on beauty, functionality and environmental awareness.
Collaboration, cooperation and creativity are driving innovation today, inspiring students to become the global, environmentally conscious citizens of tomorrow. Natural Pod furniture and learning environments reflect this.
We are a purpose-driven business that places the environment before profits and encourages conscious consumption.
Our aim is for every student and educator to work and play in healthy, safe and inspiring learning environments.
We believe that better learning environments enrich play, learning and collaboration and well-designed, beautiful spaces and furniture foster creativity and innovation.
About Natural Pod
Our aim is for every student to work and play in healthy, safe and inspiring learning environments.
Better Learning Environments
We believe that well designed, student focused learning environments foster creativity and innovation.
Our Unique Approach
We work with you. Better outcomes are achieved through collaboration rather than ordering products off a price list.
Committed To Sustainability
We have always had a deep commitment to sustainability. Sustainable practices support the whole child, community, and the planet.
Concept To Completion
We support your entire project from initial concept drawings through to the completion of your vision and learning space.
Solutions For Adaptable Spaces
We offer solutions for physical distancing while staying focused on the best learning outcomes for students long-term.
We’re better learning environments
Our goal is to create and support your vision of a better learning environment by offering quality, modular items that can easily adapt to your teaching and learning goals. As we enter a new era of learning where collaboration and cooperation drive innovation, education environments need to reflect this change.
Thoughtful, well-designed spaces invite new ways of interacting. By working with us to make meaningful choices, community stakeholders at all levels are beginning to create new education paradigms.
Our furniture and classroom designs support students in thriving in their work, play, and the ways they learn best. Our products encourage children to trust and discover their ideas, abilities and creativity by constructing an environment that supports active learning.
We work with educators to create beautiful, inspiring and calming learning environments.
Message from our CEO
Natural Pod is and always will be committed to creating the most healthy, beautiful learning spaces that welcome and inspire students and educators. Together we can find creative solutions to make that happen.
My team and I truly understand that challenges, guidelines and budgets are constantly evolving during this uncertain time. Please know that we are here to support you and your students in every way we can. By working together we can navigate any possible hurdles and find solutions together to create rich learning environments while allowing for physical distancing and addressing the other parameters you’re facing. We are here for you.
All our sustainably made furniture is manufactured in Canada, making delivery easier and faster in many cases. We can make your products to order and deliver them straight away, or alternatively, we can store your items so they’re ready to be delivered exactly when you need them.
From myself and the Natural Pod team, we are here to support you however we can.
Bridgitte Alomes, CEO and Founder
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We acknowledge these lands
Natural Pod is working to restore our relationship with the natural world by making products with sustainably harvested and managed forest materials. We are also working to restore our relationship with the peoples and cultures upon whose lands we live, work and play. Our team and business are located within the traditional territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples in the area also known by its settler name, Burnaby, British Columbia (BC); the lək̓ʷəŋən, Songhees, Esquimalt, W̱SÁNEĆ speaking people in the area also known by its settler name as Victoria, BC; the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh speaking people in the area also known by its settler name as Vancouver, BC and the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples of the Cowichan Valley and the Gulf Islands, BC. We acknowledge and honour that the historical relationship to the land and territories of these communities continues to this day. As a learning-service organization, we recognize that we have the responsibility to work towards truth and reconciliation.
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At Natural Pod™, our purpose is to ensure every learner and educator has a practical, healthy, sustainable environment in which to learn and be inspired, enabling them to reach their full potential. You can find all our news and stories here, where we share ideas and thinking that inspire our work to help inspire yours.
Our very own Michelle Carpenter, Chief Strategy Officer of Natural Pod, will be sharing the outcomes of her work as Southeast Chair of SchoolsNEXT at LearningScapes 2021 taking place on October 14-17th. The in-person session, Student Voice Informs Equitable Learning...
Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry's premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe. This year, you can help the Natural Pod team...
The recent forest fires throughout this country and others have illustrated many things - one of which being that a problem in one area can greatly affect another, as smoke drifted some 3000 miles away from the central location of the California fires. California...
Recently, on September 13th and 15th, I was able to participate in the Design for Early Learning Symposium, organized by Alissa Rupp, FAIA, LEED BD+C, Principal, FRAME | Integrative Design Strategies and Diane Kroll, Founder of Imag(e)ine Collaborative, an excellent...
Natural Pod™ LIVE Episode Seven is available to watch! The idea of a Culture of Care + Connection is ever evolving, but at the core it’s simple: to care for ourselves and those around us, by connecting with our communities and the natural environment. Verena Gibbs,...
People kept asking me, “How do you make time for self-care?” After getting asked enough times, I wanted to go deeper and study more about creating a Culture of Care + Connection for myself and the people in my life. This idea of Culture of Care + Connection is ever...
Thank you to InHabitat, a green lifestyle and design media outlet, for this great story, titled 'Natural Pod takes a different approach to learning.' It takes a look at how we do indeed take a different approach and why. The article also introduces our most recent...
With a return to school, or if not school certainly a return to learning – we know it will look very different for everyone, especially with discussions around where learning is even taking place for some. Understandably concerns around safety are front and center....
Even before the dramatic and transformative events of 2020, we recognized the need to strengthen a specific set of connections: those between design professionals and early childhood education professionals. All children who spend time in early learning spaces, such...