TAO | RIO Active Learning Furniture System
...is really about what happens around it.
When something is whole, it is unchanging and complete. Splitting something whole into two halves —yin / yang— is a graphic interpretation of that split. Representing the dynamic equilibrium of wholeness, yin/yang is not a static state.The iconic figure symbolizes both halves chasing after each other as they seek a balance with each other, in the moment.
Tao and Rio tables, used together expand the area for group communication and finding balance. The nature of the Tao expands out. This process of expansion defines a pattern, splitting apart into finer and finer patterns.
FORMAL BALANCE | FORMAL CONFERENCE
The Tao Circle of yin and yang nest together with two Rio tables, around which six to eight people may be seated. Convenient power ports keep participants fully charged.
TAO TABLE SET – YIN/YANG SET OF 2
One black table with black legs and white cove
One white table with white legs and black cove.
Each table consists of a curved teardrop top
Round Cove unit has 1 power receptacle and 2 USB charging inserts (2.1 Amp) with a 108" power cord
3 table connectors attach tables in a variety of configurations (designed to work with Rio tables)
Three 2" diameter, 14 gauge steel post legs
Casters (if specified)
Top finished in high pressure laminate or melamine with semi-rigid PVC edge trim
Legs are powder-coated
Each table is 60" w x 30" d x 29" h
TAO set of 2 makes a 60" diameter circular table
RIO FLOWING RIVER TABLES
Each table has a double curve top
6 table connectors to attach tables in a variety of configurations (designed to work with Tao tables)
Four 2" diameter, 14 gauge steel post legs
Casters (if specified)
Top finished in high-pressure laminate or melamine with semi-rigid PVC edge trim.
Legs are powder-coated
60" w x 64" d x 29" h
The SMARTdesks® organization is focused on principles of sustainability. We strive
continually to use and manage natural resources responsibly, conserve energy in our daily
operations and minimize material waste in the production of our products. Our policy is to
divert waste from the manufacturing process such that waste is either eliminated or
recycled or disposed of safely and responsibly within the scope of existing local and state
requirements and recommendations. We are dedicated to assisting our customers in
meeting the goals of sustainable-design projects and those adhering to LEED certification
American Steel or Metal and Sheet components used in all FlipIT Products and
accessories have 40% recycled content.
Primary materials used in the manufacture of SMARTdesks® products include
particleboard (PB) and medium density fiberboard (MDF), which are manufactured to strict
quality control standards with recycled and recovered wood fiber. These products1 may
contribute towards specific credits under the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) criteria.
The following credits are recognized under the LEED Green Building Rating System for
New Construction & Major Renovations, Version 2.2, October, 2005:
• Materials & Resources, Recycled Content, Credits 4.1 and 4.2.
All PB/MDF products are manufactured from 100% recycled and/or recovered fiber.
• Materials & Resources, Regional Materials, Credits 5.1 and 5.2.
PB/MDF products are manufactured in eight locations in North America: New Brunswick
and Ontario, Canada; Oregon, Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Carolina, USA. Nearly all
of the wood fiber used is recycled or recovered from within a 100 mile radius of the
manufacturing facilities. These facilities are within 500 miles of a significant portion of the
• Materials & Resources, Certified Wood, Credit 7
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified (SW-COC-000444) particleboard and MDF
products are used. The FSC standards represent the world's strongest system for guiding
forest management toward sustainable outcomes. Like the forestry profession itself, the
FSC system includes stakeholders with a diverse array of perspectives on what
represents a well-managed and sustainable forest. While the discussion continues, the
FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around
• Indoor Environmental Quality, Low-Emitting Materials: Composite Wood, Credit 4.4.
IEQ Credit 4.4 requires “no added urea-formaldehyde resin”. Most PB/MDF products are
manufactured with urea-formaldehyde resin that meets the formaldehyde emission
requirements of the American National Standards Institute. However, VESTA and VESTA FR Particleboard, MDF and VESTA TFM panels (thermally-fused melamine) have no ureaformaldehyde
resin added during the manufacturing process and are currently the only
products capable of gaining this credit. Please specify Vesta materials are required to gain
credit 4.4 Additionally, our PB meets the emission requirements of the US Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are no VOC limits established for
Composite Wood in the LEED Green Building Rating System.
1 Products include FR, MR, specialty grades and TFM, paint and paper overlay finished
TAO|RIO dynamic balance
active learning furniture system
RIOL-SET2-L-XXX-LC • Tao Table Set of 2, black / white, yin-yang • One black table with black legs and white
• One white table with white legs and black
• Each table consists of a curved teardrop top • Round Cove unit has 1 power receptacle and
2 USB charging inserts (2.1 Amp) with a 108”
• Includes 3 table connectors to attach tables
in a variety of
configurations (designed to work with Rio
• Each table has three 2” diameter, 14 gauge
steel post legs,
• Legs are powder-coated black and white to
match top color
• Top finished in high-pressure laminate with
semirigid PVC edge trim.
• Two Rio Tables double curve tops • Includes 6 table connectors to attach tables
in a variety of configurations (designed to
work with Tao tables)
• Four 2” diameter, 14 gauge steel post legs • Legs are powder-coated • Locking casters • Anti-sag bar • Top finished in high-pressure laminate with
semi-rigid PVC edge trim.
Tables system may be used unitized,
expanded, or separately
SMARTdesks designs and builds technology furniture for each customer —employing mass customization as a business model. This technique permits incremental improvements, instantly conforming to changes in technology and the ever-evolving creative process. Collaborative learning spaces and corporate board rooms are spaces transformed, with originality in design expressed for each customer. SMARTdesks products are manufactured in the USA using Certified Green manufacturing methods and backed by a lifetime Warranty, limited to the original owner.