School Furniture Market Size, Share & Analysis 2023-2029

Global School Furniture Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Product (Storage Units, Seating Furniture, Lab Furniture and Others), By Application (Classroom, Library & Labs), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2023 - 2029

Published Date: May-2023 | Number of Pages: 146 | Format: PDF | Report ID: KBV-15363

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Market Report Description

The Global School Furniture Market size is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2029, rising at a market growth of 5.8% CAGR during the forecast period.

School furniture is the necessary basic infrastructure required in a functioning school. Desks, chairs, writing surfaces like whiteboards or green boards, and typically a computer stand are all standard items in a classroom. Along with the desk area, there is also a teacher's table and chair, as well as a cupboard that teachers can use if they need a little extra storage space. Active seating options are becoming more prevalent in school furniture choices.

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It has been demonstrated that moving around and fidgeting while studying in these kinds of seats helps students focus and concentrate. Balance balls, rocking chairs, and wobbling stools are a few instances of active seating choices. Short-term demand is anticipated to be driven by this. In order to best suit their unique requirements, schools are also seeking furniture alternatives that may be modified. For instance, height- and width-adjustable tables and desks or seats for schools may be customized with features like lumbar support or armrests.

Schools can design professional furniture that is suited to the requirements of their pupils and teachers because of customization. Schools are beginning to choose furniture that includes outdoor learning places. To use as outdoor classrooms or for other educational pursuits, this may involve picnic tables, seats, and even tree stumps. Students can engage with nature while learning in outdoor learning environments, which offer a change of scenery.

The significance of ergonomic and comfortable school furniture in enhancing the health and well-being of students is increasingly being recognized. For example, the negative effects of poor posture were highlighted in a blog post by Harvard Health Publishing. The post stated that individuals who maintain bad posture may experience back problems, neck pain, poor balance, breathing difficulties, and headaches. The current market trend indicates a surge in demand for furniture that facilitates proper posture and minimizes the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

On the school furniture market, COVID-19 had a sizable impact. There was an upsurge in demand for furniture, such as ergonomic seats, workstations, and tables, to serve students who took classes from home during the outbreak, which led to a move toward remote learning. Sales of these products increased as a result of this. On the other side, the pandemic reduced school finances, which resulted in a limitation on or a delay in purchasing school materials. In addition, there were interruptions in both the domestic and foreign supply of the parts, raw materials, services, and other consumables needed to make furniture. Hence, the pandemic had an adverse impact on the market.

Market Growth Factors

Increasing construction of schools and labs globally

As classroom chairs and tables are essential for the operation of the school, the growth in the number of students enrolled around the world has increased demand for them. Furniture designed with usability is being made possible by a rise in the use of unusual raw materials for classroom furnishings. To improve the classroom environment, many schools are gradually substituting outdated school furniture with visually pleasing building materials. Therefore, as more schools are constructed across the globe, the demand for school furniture will increase, thereby propelling the growth of the market.

Rising demand for environmentally friendly and adaptable furniture

The shift toward student-centered learning is also increasing the demand for school furniture. This method places a higher priority on the requirements and preferences of certain pupils, highlighting their distinctive learning preferences and skills. Schools are looking for furniture that is adaptable, modular, and responsive to many sorts of learning activities to complement this strategy. This can involve having furniture that is simple to rearrange to create various learning environments. Therefore, the demand for such furniture is boosting the advancement of the market.

Market Restraining Factors

Lack of awareness about and funds for school furniture

Installing and maintaining new furniture can be difficult for schools, particularly those with few staff or resources. This may make it challenging for schools to embrace modern furniture designs. While many schools do not wish to invest in new furniture, many schools lack the knowledge of children's suitable furniture. Furthermore, lack of knowledge among schools on the advantages of making an investment in new furniture is still highly prevalent. It's possible that many schools are unaware of the most recent developments in classroom furniture or are unaware of the potential effects that new furniture may have on the learning and well-being of students. Therefore, all these elements are obstructing the growth of the market in the coming years.

Product Outlook

Based on product, the school furniture market is characterized into storage units, seating furniture, lab furniture, and others. The storage units segment garnered the highest revenue share in the school furniture market in 2022. Many schools around the world are avoiding full-height locker rows and switching to independently lockable cubbies as well as partial-height lockers instead to save space and provide a more individualized approach to storage for students. In addition, schools are gathering more materials that need storage as a result of advances in educational and technology tools.

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Application Outlook

On the basis of application, the school furniture market is classified into classroom, library & labs, and others. The library & labs segment recorded a significant revenue share in the school furniture market in 2022. In schools, there is an increasing emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. This has raised the number of libraries and labs in schools that are completely devoted to these courses. This has raised the need for furniture specifically made for these spaces. In libraries and labs, students can work together on assignments and research. Therefore, it is likely that furniture made to encourage collaboration, like workstations and group tables, will be in high demand.

School Furniture Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2022 USD 3.9 Billion
Market size forecast in 2029 USD 5.7 Billion
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2019 to 2021
Forecast Period 2023 to 2029
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 5.8% from 2023 to 2029
Number of Pages 146
Number of Table 270
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Product, Application, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Increasing construction of schools and labs globally
  • Rising demand for environmentally friendly and adaptable furniture
  • Lack of awareness about and funds for school furniture

Regional Outlook

Region wise, the school furniture market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. The North America segment witnessed the maximum revenue share in the school furniture market in 2022. The U.S. is home to some of the world's top furniture producers, which has helped meet the rising need for school furniture. Around 49.5 million students from kindergarten through grade 12 were enrolled in public schools in the fall of 2021, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (U.S.).

Free Valuable Insights: Global School Furniture Market size to reach USD 5.7 Billion by 2029

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include MillerKnoll, Inc., Virco Mfg. Corporation, The HON Company (HNI Corporation), Smith System, Hertz Furniture, VS America, Inc., Paragon Furniture, Inc., Haskell Education, Marco Group, Inc. and Fleetwood Group.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Product

  • Storage Units
  • Seating Furniture
  • Lab Furniture
  • Others

By Application

  • Classroom
  • Library & Labs
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • MillerKnoll, Inc.
  • Virco Mfg. Corporation
  • The HON Company (HNI Corporation)
  • Smith System
  • Hertz Furniture
  • VS America, Inc.
  • Paragon Furniture, Inc.
  • Haskell Education
  • Marco Group, Inc.
  • Fleetwood Group

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Europe School Furniture Market Report 2023-2029

Asia Pacific School Furniture Market Report 2023-2029

LAMEA School Furniture Market Report 2023-2029


The Market size is projected to reach USD 5.7 billion by 2029.

Rising demand for environmentally friendly and adaptable furniture are driving the Market in coming years, however, Lack of awareness about and funds for school furniture restraints the growth of the Market.

MillerKnoll, Inc., Virco Mfg. Corporation, The HON Company (HNI Corporation), Smith System, Hertz Furniture, VS America, Inc., Paragon Furniture, Inc., Haskell Education, Marco Group, Inc. and Fleetwood Group.

The expected CAGR of this Market is 5.8% from 2023 to 2029.

The Classroom segment acquired maximum revenue share in the Global School Furniture Market by Application in 2022 thereby, achieving a market value of $3.9 billion by 2029.

The North America market dominated the Global School Furniture Market by Region in 2022, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2029; thereby, achieving a market value of $2.3 billion by 2029.

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