Museum & Library Furniture

Museum & Library Furniture MUSEUM & LIBRARY FURNITURE will equip and enhance your space with durable, sustainable seating.

06/21/2017

Meet the NOMA Multi-Functional-Element, M&LF's newest addition to our Indoor/Outdoor Line: Eco-friendly, Stackable, Durable.

11/28/2016
Enhancing Public Spaces through Furniture Design | AIA|DC

Learn more about M&LF's innovative line of outdoor furniture at AIA DC's lecture, "Enhancing Public Spaces through Furniture Design". This Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30pm.

Date Wednesday, November 30 2016 Time 6:30pm-8:00pm Location District Architecture Center Anyone who has experienced Dupont Circle on a beautiful afternoon knows that it is a successful and memorable public space. The grand curve of bench seating encircling the monumental fountain is constantly in u...

11/28/2016

TS-90-2 BENCH: wood & steel

10/18/2016
Wood Furniture for Public Spaces: Furniture Designed by Tom Shiner, FAIA | AIA|DC

Join us tonight at the District Architecture Center for the opening reception of M&LF's exhibit: Wood Furniture for Public Spaces. 6:30-8:00pm!

Date Monday, October 17 2016 to Saturday, November 19 2016 Time Multi-day event. Location District Architecture Center The most effective way to invite people into a building or landscape is to offer them comfort while they linger and engage the space. Furnishings are key to the success of public sp...

05/26/2016

Come visit us at DC's AAM Expo! Booth #7067.

03/03/2016

"Seating is the essential element that communicates an institutional respect and concern for visitors... the gesture that invites contemplation and enjoyment."

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10/30/2015

TALL STOOL in ebonized poplar

10/16/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

How do YOU like the design of DC's new Metro cars?
Our thoughts:

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

09/25/2015

M&LF's founder, Tom Shiner FAIA, presenting "Furniture is Architecture" at DesignDC 2015

09/24/2015
The London Design Medal’s Winners on Their Working Philosophy

"That’s our goal — not just to design nice-looking objects, but design nice-looking objects and change the way people use them.”

The British duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby won this year’s award, one of the industry’s highest accolades, 20 years into their innovative career.

09/22/2015
About | AIA DC

Check out Tom Shiner's lecture tomorrow (Wednesday) at DesignDC! "Furniture is Architecture" at 1:15

From seminars about the latest on pre-fabrication to next-level firm marketing to tours of the region’s fascinating new projects, DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges of working in Metropolitan Washington.

09/11/2015
How to design furniture with umph

"Directing attention with subtlety is an art within itself and playing with texture is a very useful tool for this."

I'm designing a chest at the moment and thinking about all of the usual pointers to guide me; scale, proportion etc, along with considering it's educational purpose (a new one for me).

09/09/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

Check out the story of M&LF's most recent product development: the Stacking Cafe Chair

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

07/22/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

Thoughts on the MLK Library Renovation? We're excited! No better architect for the job than Francine Houben & Mecanoo, and I will tell you why. Contrast.

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

06/24/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

"The challenge for the designer is to create pieces that will be harmonious with the museum's interior - neither overwhelming nor boring". Check out our NEW BLOG

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

06/12/2015

Just returned from a productive trip to the "Furniture Capital of the World". Good weather and great discussions, including this spontaneous parking lot meeting with Frank Harmon

06/02/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

Imagine warm evening sunlight saturating a beautiful landscape. Now imagine yourself sightless...is there a way to evoke feelings about the unseen view? Can it be integrated with seating? Check out our newest blog:

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

05/29/2015
The Pain-Free Furniture Checklist

Find your perfect fit! Use this checklist to select comfy (& healthy) furniture.

If you follow a few simple guidelines, you can find furniture that gives you the right amount of support.

05/28/2015

TS-90-2 BENCH at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

05/26/2015

Spent the weekend at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park testing our TS-90-2 BENCH. Lots of tired tourists looking for a comfy place to sit!

05/19/2015

Excited to finally see M&LF's ash benches at the Center for Civil and Human Rights! Such inspirational exhibitions! We are honored to be a part of your

05/06/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Products :: TS-90-2

Check out our newest bench, the TS-90-2, that complies with the recommended guidelines of the ADA and the ABA. Built to last. Eco-friendly. Made in USA!

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

04/21/2015

Brainstorming a new design. sketching + coffee = magic

04/20/2015
Museum & Library Furniture LLC :: Ideas and Updates

"Authenticity is the most respectful tribute to historic areas"

M&LF's newest blog: "ONCE IT'S GONE, IT'S GONE"

http://mandlf.com/ideas/index.html

Museum & Library Furniture is tuned in to the realities of providing seating for the public, especially for use in educational programs in galleries. We make durable, lightweight, mobile furniture to accommodate groups.

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