School Furniture, Science Lab Furniture & Classroom Furniture

Solving the Crowded Classroom with Virco

One of the greatest challenges that every teacher faces is the arrangement of his/her classroom furniture throughout the school year. Educators do their best to maximize space, yet they’re often forced to accept extra desks, extra chairs, extra cabinets, and extra tables simply because there’s no other place to put the additional school furniture.

Enter the Sigma Series Desks by Virco. When the collection came out in 2004, Virco put out a Press Release that pretty much says it all.

In response to crowded classrooms and cramped desktops, Virco’s new Sigma™ Series lets students maximize their personal work space while offering easier furniture access.

Six standard Sigma desks feature a spacious 20″ x 26″ work surface that’s large enough to accommodate a laptop computer, or a full-sized binder and textbook. What’s more, Sigma‘s contemporary open-sided design eases classroom strains by enabling students to more readily get into and out of their seats.

A generous footprint that works with multiple chair sizes lets Sigma desks accommodate a full range of K-12 applications, as does Virco’s selection of 25″, 27″ and 30″ top heights. And when it comes to safety, the Sigma product line meets rigorous ANSI/BIFMA stability testing standards for tables and desks. In addition to six standard desks with a lead time of four weeks or less, Virco carries 21 additional Sigma configurations in an expanded range of top shapes, sizes and construction materials with a four-to-six-week lead time. Work surfaces for all desks come with Grey Nebula, Medium Oak or Walnut high-pressure laminate finishes. Popular Martest 21® hard plastic desk tops are also available in Sandstone or Fusion Maple.”

Since 2004, the Sigma Series has gone through a few minor changes, but the essence of the product has remained the same. For example, offers the Virco Sigma Series Curved Martest 21 with a hard plastic desk top and backpack hanger. As always, the cantilevered design of the Sigma Series Curved Martest eases the strain in crowded classrooms by enabling students to more easily get into and out of their seats. Sigma offers the largest desk-top space on the market. You simply cannot ignore the desk or the prices you’ll find at

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