Children’s Furniture for Modern Libraries Tag

Modern Libraries Around the World

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

There is no doubt that today’s libraries are facing a rebirth to keep up with the digital landscape. Gone are the days of quiet, dark spaces and old wooden chairs and shelving.

Pictured below (and included in this link to the 25 Modern Libraries from Around the World) is The Black Diamond Library located in Denmark. Notice the natural light flooding the atrium and adjacent rooms.

Black Diamond Library Denmark

Like the photo above, as you scroll through these 25 amazing libraries, you will notice the open, airy spaces with lots of glass and colors throughout. The architectural curves in the design of not only the structure of the building, but also of the furniture, creates a contemporary and serene style. Our brains are said to react more positively towards shapes and curves versus straight lines, which can resemble sharp objects.

Whether it is a new project or a renovation to an existing library, BCI Modern Library Furniture has over 60 years of experience to make your dream a reality. Our products are designed for functionality, flexibility, comfort and allure. We partner with world-class architects to design a library for the 21st century. For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today. Our experts are standing by to answer all your questions.

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15 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Showcased at ALC 2016

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BCI at ALC 2016

This year’s Alberta Library Conference was held April 28 – May 1 in Jasper, Alberta and featured the theme ‘Shake It Up!’  The main focus was to build on the theme of constructing libraries with a new perspective. Libraries continue to transform themselves and stray away from the conventional framework we once knew.

Our BCI Dealer, Jonathan Morgan & Company, Limited was in attendance at the conference and exhibited some of BCI’s finest products. Shown above our 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving –  with its unique modular structure, Luna Chair – the best for privacy and our Puppy Chair in orange offers both comfort and fun.

BCI Modern Library Furniture offers a myriad of possibilities when designing a new library or renovating an existing one. We will work with you from the start to the completion of your contemporary library space. Our fully functional and flexible furniture is designed with the utmost scrutiny. Our furniture is adaptable for public libraries, school libraries and university libraries. Here are just a few examples of  some of our recent projects:

St. Louis County Library System

Dunbar High School, Washington DC

University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus

Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can provide the design concept for your evolving library

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23 May 2016 no comments / READ MORE

This Is What A Children’s Area Can Really Look Like

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

“Having Fun Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card” – ArthurArthur

Many parents ask themselves, “How can I get my child interested in going to the library?”  It is a well known fact that exposing pre-schoolers to their public library can enhance their love for learning for years to come.  A children’s area in a library doesn’t necessarily have to be all about books.  Today comfort, space and technology all play a crucial role. Designing the interior of the library with modern soft seating, whimsical shelving,  vibrant colors, open areas, and the latest technology can serve as an interactive playground for children. Create a little bit of magic in your library with BCI Modern Library Furniture.

The photos below are from a recent renovation project at the Kongsberg Public Library in Norway using BCI’s products.

 

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29 Dec 2015 no comments / READ MORE

BCI is Back at Whistler Public Library

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Installing Now!

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Known as one of the busiest libraries in British Columbia Canada, the Whistler Public Library is back in BCI Modern Library Furniture News.  Renovation is currently underway on the children’s area of the library and new furniture is being installed.  Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops were selected for the updates.

View our post on another BCI project completed at Whistler Public Library http://bcilibraries.com/bci-6030-shelving-system-seen-british-columbia-canada/

Project:  Whistler Public Library

Location:  Whistler British Columbia Canada

Products:  Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops

BCI Dealer:  Jonathan Morgan & Company Limited – http://www.jmclimited.ca/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complement your renovation project, please contact us today

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06 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Coming Soon to California’s Graham Middle School

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Graham Middle School located in Mountain View California, is home to grades 6 through 8.  Graham was designated A California Distinguished School in 2013 among 218 public middle and high schools.  This classification honors California’s schools that are considered to be superior.  Graham Middle School is undergoing a renovation project that includes a new modern library and BCI was selected to provide the new furnishings. Check back for final install pictures soon!

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Project:  Graham Middle School

Location:  Mountain View, CA

Products:  60/30 Classic Steel Mobile Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops, INFORM Desk

BCI Dealer:  Palace Business Solutions

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01 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Golisano Children’s Hospital Opening New Building

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BCI 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving Part of the New Golisano Children’s Hospital

60/30 Steel Radius Shelving

Golisano Children’s Hospital, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, has begun moving patients into their new $145 million building.  This new building boasts 245,000 square feet and is eight stories high.  There are 52 private rooms and a 68 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There are over 200 pediatric specialists administering care in over 40 specialty areas to 84,000 children and their families each year.  BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving was included in this newly constructed building.

Project:  Golisano Children’s Hospital

Location:  Rochester, NY

Products:  60/30 Steels Radius Shelving

Architect:  Ballinger

BCI Dealer:  Sedgwick Business Interiors – http://sedgwickbusiness.com/

Click here to view the ribbon cutting ceremony video

Click on the links below for local news coverage of the move into the new building:

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Building Sketch Photo Credit:  University of Rochester Medical Center

16 Jul 2015 no comments / READ MORE

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