Monday, March 21, 2011

Learning Commons Furniture Showcase

As you have probably noticed, the library is undergoing some changes in the 1st floor reference area. We will be placing several different types of tables and chairs in that space, and now we want to show you a few options for the more casual seating configurations.

We are trying to be as "green" as possible during this renovation, and you will be hearing a lot about our sustainable furnishing choices. What's cool about these chairs is that they are Greenguard certified, are made of 80% post consumer content, and are designed to last in a commercial environment for a decade. Also, they are easily disassembled so that we can send off an arm or cushion for replacement or repair as necessary. This saves money and resources, since we don't have to replace an entire chair as damage occurs.

Come by in the next week to sit on them, bounce the cushions, try to nap, etc, and give us some feedback. We will likely use a mixture of styles throughout the renovated zones. Keep in mind that these are just samples and do not necessarily represent our final upholstery choices.

The chairs are on display in the echo dome, past the elevators on the first floor. You can give us your feedback here.


Anonymous said...

I love the green chair - sleek but warm and cozy looking. The desk expansion on the black chair is great. I wish that was incorporated in more chairs around the library.

Anonymous said...

Heard from a patron that the green chair is hideous....maybe you have other fabric options in mind.

MTSU Librarian said...

Please ignore the fabrics and focus on the overall fit, feel, and function of the chairs. These are just samples sent by the vendor. Our fabric choices will be different.