About this product
The Guwal is a luxuriously comfortable classroom chair with a contemporary look. It’s based on Koskela’s Kaaria chair, the aim of which was to design an executive-style chair you could happily sit on for hours on end. Students will appreciate the extra comfort and will be able to focus and perform better.
Guwal has a steel tube base that has been carefully moulded so the chair is stackable. It's also available in a castor version that makes it easy to reconfigure a classroom. And a swivel task chair version.
The padded seat and back have a removable cover made from 100 percent eco-wool fabric. The fabric has added stain protection and the covers can be taken off and professionally cleaned to keep the product looking like new.
This is one of the most customisable products in the Learn by Koskela range. Choose from four colours for the steel tube base, which have been specially developed for the Learn by Koskela Senior range and are inspired by the Australian landscape.
Each one of these four colours has four complementary fabrics that you can select for the upholstery. This allows for subtle tonal variation in a classroom, which mimics nature, and has a calming effect that benefits students and teachers alike.
Guwal translates to senior, and the word originates from the Dharug Aboriginal language in Sydney.
- Fabric stain protection
- Removable covers
Koskela furniture can be delivered anywhere in the world and shipping will be calculated when you place an order.
Koskela has an in-house Project & Product team who will manage your delivery; providing Estimated time of Departure (ETD) updates and working with an organisation’s facilities manager or equivalent to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
For delivery and installation, Koskela uses reusable packaging, which we remove from site to keep using.
In the eastern states and territories of Australia (NSW, ACT, VIC & QLD) the lead time in 8-10 weeks. For all other states and territories, the lead time is 10-12 weeks.
Koskela has a faster lead time than average because our products are made in Australia. If you need products in a hurry, just give us a call and we can see what can be done.
We recognise that the long-term durability of Koskela’s furniture is a critical success factor for your project. Throughout Koskela’s 7-year Warranty, if you do require assistance or maintenance, reach out to us and we can visit site and perform a Maintenance Service.
During the visit, our skilled Maintenance team will ensure you are happy with the installation. If any structural defects become apparent during a Maintenance visit, the team will rectify the issue on the spot, or lodge a job and organise its repair within 30 days.
We will create a Maintenance report for you, which itemises your Koskela furniture and makes recommendations for refurbishments that occur due to wear and tear. Ongoing maintenance will improve and extend the quality use of your furniture.
At the core of Koskela’s enviro conscious policy is our commitment to make high-quality products that last for years and can be repaired if something goes wrong. Our products are designed to be the highest standards of quality and functionality. While we believe our furniture will last as long as possible, if something does go wrong, we are here to help.
All Koskela products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship under conditions of normal and proper usage for 7 years from the date of purchase—this warranty transfers to whoever owns the product. After this time, if something does go wrong, you can contact Koskela customer service and we’ll let you know if we can fix it for a reasonable cost.
Made in Australia
All Koskela products are proudly made in Australia. By supporting us you also support our manufacturing partners who employ skilled workers that produce high quality products backed by a 7-year warranty.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards the Ginda Barri program at the Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre (MVWLC) in Kempsey. This program offers support for student mums, a high proportion who identify as First Nations, to continue their high school education.
Koskela products can be serviced to keep them looking like new and extend their life. Components are repairable or replaceable, so you can swap out a part rather than having to repurchase the whole. In most cases, this maintenance can happen onsite, reducing disruption and delays.
Koskela has ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Assurance and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management certification. This certification provides independent verification to our stakeholders and customers that Koskela is committed to quality and improving environmental performance.
GECA is an Australian-based certification scheme, which ensures that products and services have a reduced environmental impact throughout their lifecycle. Qualifying Koskela products contribute towards environmental project schemes such as Green Star, LEED and WELL.
Koskela invests in the latest technology and innovative practices to reduce this product’s carbon footprint. Our organisation is committed to absolute zero, with no carbon offsets, by 2030. To keep us accountable we annually measure our carbon emissions and set goals for reduction.
This product embodies biophilic design principles: using natural finishes or finishes that mimic natural products, no straight lines or right angles, non-toxic materials and colours that reflect nature. Studies have shown that the adoption of these design principles has a positive impact in learning environments.