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Lyndon helps transform Reading library

University of Reading's recently refurbished library by Lyndon Design boasts state-of-the-art furnishings

Posted by Hannah Vickers | March 13, 2017 | Facilities management

A newly refurbished library at the University of Reading serves to echo the bespoke handcrafted seating capabilities provided by Lyndon Design, and underscores its ability to deliver state-of-the art soft furnishings in a modern learning environment. 

Supplied by leading furniture specialists, bof of Bridgend, South Wales, several of Lyndon Design’s high-backed Arthur booths are featured throughout the project. These provide informal group meeting areas and breakout spaces within the library, whilst delivering the ultimate in design expertise and comfortable ergonomics.

Along with several ‘Unifi’ work pods provided by sister-company Boss Design, Lyndon Design has helped to transform the library into a collaborative workspace reflecting the demand for change in the constantly evolving learning environment. 

A total of 15 ‘high-back booth’ Arthur sofas help create ‘breakout’ spaces, blending soft seating with functional working aspects, enabling students to collaboratively work in various group sizes in familiar, relaxed spaces. 

Arthur’s definitive high back provides a sense of privacy with minimal distractions for students by limiting background noise. The horizontal panelling creates comfort and the lumber cushions unique to Arthur offer ultimate relaxation for extended seated work sessions. The low, soft seat helps to provoke the current trend for a high-quality, productive learning environment that supports group work, revision and extended study time. 

The Arthur sofas have been specified in two-tone Camira Blazer quilt upholstery with a separate border lining the seat cushions, and feature elegant rectilinear dark stained timber under frames, providing a striking balance between aesthetics and functional work spaces.

 

Commenting on this latest specification, Daniel Griffiths, Brand Management at bof said: “Arthur provided the perfect solution for this project. 

In addition to its technical and aesthetic triumphs, Arthur is an exemplar in creating a new and improved communal learning environment.” 

The Arthur sofas epitomise why Lyndon Design continues to be the favourite of architects and specifiers worldwide.

W: www.lyndon.co.uk

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