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.
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.
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Natural Pod™ LIVE Episode Six is available to watch! If you are in any way connected to educational architecture, design or planning, this episode with Kate Mraw, Design Director at LPA Design Studios (LPA), is an absolute must watch! Kate shares so much insight...
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