On-Trend Products for Today’s Libraries: 2015
Children’s play spaces, collaborative spaces and makerspaces are topping the list of priorities for our library customers this year.
In our quest to find these customers the best furniture solutions to support these trends, our design staff has uncovered a few gems.
PlayPods by Demco
Demco PlayPods are available in three styles, each one designed to create a small, personal space within a space. PlayPod modules can be used as freestanding units or integrated into Demco’s ColorScape® shelving system providing a place where a child can crawl in to sit and read or talk with a friend.
Crest by Encore
Designed by Q DESIGN, the Crest Lounge is a forward-thinking lounge chair that stimulates the body with continuous movement. Crest features a rocker base design and a generously proportioned seat and back for exceptional comfort.
Moto Lounge by JSI
Moto is a modular lounge series that offers a variety of components that support collaborative work environments.
Vee by Allermuir
Allermuir Vee is available in two forms. The drop down arm design allows for side to side interaction, while still providing a semi-enclosed space. Given its low/high arm styling this version is available in both left and right hand configurations.
Brady Collection by Grand Rapids Chair
Inspired by schoolhouse furniture, the Brady collection features tables, chairs and barstools. Brady is versatile, transitional and durable. The solid wood seat and back provides the durability, perfect for high-traffic spaces. Brady also features steel sled base that can be painted for a fun and distinctive pop of color. The coordinating table comes in standard height, counter height and bar height versions, with either solid wood or laminate tops (have you tried the marker board laminate?).
Co-op by Arcadia
Designed by Q DESIGN, Co-op is all about bringing people together and inspiring one another to achieve more. A module lounge systems offers a variety of ways to create a semi-private work space ideal for collaboration. Co-op will be available Winter 2015.
Meet the Designers
Design Supervisor at Demco
Stephen has 16 years of library design experience, including 5 years of international experience at Demco Interiors UK in England. His favorite part of the design process is the discovery and creation phase. He also enjoys designing new products for Demco’s proprietary furniture lines, including ColorScape®. As a designer, he strives to create products that go beyond pure functionality and connect with people on a deeper level. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honours, in Furniture Design from Brunel University in High Wycombe. Outside of work, he follows and supports Arsenal Football Club, his favorite soccer team. (In case you haven’t guessed, Stephen is British).
Design Associate at Demco
Amber’s favorite part about design is all the product choices at her fingertips! Designing children’s and teen spaces can be particularly liberating in introducing unexpected products and making unique spaces more intriguing for people to visit. She finds it rewarding to design more effective library interiors that help to improve community engagement. Amber holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin–Stout and also minored in Sustainable Design & Development. You may even want to hit her up for a recipe or two as she loves to cook.
Design Associate at Demco
Brianna enjoys watching the changes that occur in a space from the initial design concept to the completion of the installation — seeing this transformation and the customers’ reaction to the new space are what gets her excited about design. She enjoys introducing customers to ideas that they may not have considered. Brianna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and is an active member of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Away from the design studio, you can find Brianna playing and coaching volleyball, snapping some photographs while on a hike, or creating a new recipe in the kitchen.
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