It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves.
Pretty clever little thing. Though at $700 a pop your library will need deep pockets to outfit your department with these. More info at Better Living Through Design.
The Smith Storage Stool is neat, but given the choice, I’d take a classic Kik-Step® Stool.
Can’t you just hear the hollow thud of kicking one of these? Then the squeak of the wheels followed by a clanking when you stand on it? So good.
As this library evolves I hope they find a place for this furniture. I’ve seen about 15 Bertoia Diamond chairs today!
Really great sightlines throughout the library. Each floor in the library is a wide open space. Big potential.
This easy-to-assemble modular display system is made of fifty handcrafted bamboo pieces and polyamide plastic joinery. Simply snap the bamboo sections together with the accompanying pegs to create a wide variety of configurations. Combine multiple sets to expand the system.
Is the furniture in your library being used as originally intended?
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Sometimes people use library spaces in unintended ways. This behavior can expose design flaws and offer clues for improvements.
Every library I’ve worked in as an adult has had these step stools but they still remind me of being a kid in the library.
I’d never thought about having one around the house until I saw one on Amazon the other day. This lead me to the manufacturers website where there’s a 50th Anniversary Library Edition .