Natural Pod is a learning solution company. Using in-house design, build, and product partnerships, we provide furnishings that enhance the well-being and education of students. Our commitment to invest in sustainable materials and practices is fundamental to our support of children, community and planet.
Our aim is for every student to learn and play in healthy, beautiful and inspiring learning environments.
It’s through intentional conversation and collaboration that learning environments are transformed into places your students and educators want to be.
Creating better learning environments for all ages,
while being deeply committed to people and the planet.
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
To our community,
The Natural Pod team and myself are and always will be committed to creating the most healthy, beautiful learning spaces that welcome and inspire students and educators. Although there is still some uncertainty within education, I truly believe that by staying in a place of creativity we can support each other through this time. Students still need us to to create inspiring spaces where they can thrive, now and for their future. By creating learning environments at the intersection of pedagogy, sustainability and great design we can do just that. Educator’s wellness also needs to be at the center of decision making. Educators need to know that we care about
the environments where they work and hold space for our children. Through collaboration and open, honest conversation, we can navigate any challenges and find real solutions, together.
Please know the whole Natural Pod team is 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.
Enjoy all our latest education news and stories
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.
To refresh or replace, that is the question
Are you an educator who feels hesitant to rearrange your learning space due to fear of damaging your furniture or surrounding space? It's a common concern, but with well-built, modular furniture, you can create different learning spaces throughout the year without...
Nurture your inner storyteller and create cozy firepit seating with our Evergreen Shelving Collection
Creating a space that brings storytelling, idea sharing and group collaboration together provides opportunities for rich social interactions. Sometimes opportunities present themselves by rethinking the configuration of the learning environment. With this in mind, we...
Yes, it’s true! We’re now B Corp certified… What does it mean for you?
The Natural Pod team believes we can create better learning environments for all ages, while being deeply committed to people and the planet. There is great work to be done to be responsible stewards of our environment throughout our business, leading to a positive...
A year in review: 2022
Our 2022 word of the year was partnership. Through intentional partnerships we were able to impact learners and educators in new, meaningful ways. Leaders in learning (aka you!) created better learning environments all around the world! Some of you impacted spaces...
Not perfect, just a little better!
Why conscious buying is more than choosing green products. Black Friday kicks off the global holiday shopping season, and it is obviously impossible to ignore. Many retailers are pondering if this year’s average spend will be lower due to high inflation and a looming...
What we’re reading: We Want A School!
“We Want A School!” - a book illustrating how children define the learning spaces they truly want & need. “We Want a School,” written and illustrated by Enrico Giori and the learners of Grade 5B of the Caracciolo Elementary School Milan, explores from the...
To set students up for success, learning spaces can’t be an afterthought
Due to timeline and distribution complexities created by the pandemic many schools are having to make choices about outfitting their learning environments for September right now and very fast. That is a lot of pressure on educators and administrators at a time when...
Learn more about the dynamic A4LE conversations helping shape better learning environments
The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary association of professionals working at the intersection of learning and place to drive the evolution of learning environments. Made up of regions and chapters across the globe, their...
What we’re reading: Design Thinking for School Leaders
Natural Pod works at the intersection of pedagogy, design and sustainability. So when the team read the opening statement of the book Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, our interest was piqued. What if education...