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Furniture Library Debuts Hadley Court Center For Design Collaboration

Furniture World Magazine


The High Point, North Carolina based Bienenstock Furniture Library, announced that it will debut the Hadley Court Center For Design Collaboration during the October High Point show.

The collaborative space designed by Christy Spangle, ASID includes state-of-the art audio/visual equipment and interactive furnishings.

Made possible through a generous gift by Leslie Hendrix Wood, founder of the award winning design blog, HADLEY COURT (http://hadleycourt.com/blog), the Center is available for use by appointment for the following purposes.
  • Classes, presentations and seminars that can be streamed/recorded.
  • Moderated events/ round table meetings. 
  • Design meetings.
  • Product launches.
  • Brainstorming sessions.
  • Marketing/ design presentations.
  • Collaboration sessions with or without off site participants.
  • Board meetings. 
Russell Bienenstock, President of the Board of Directors of the library said in his announcement: “It is our intention to make The Furniture Library accessible to anyone who has an interest in design, collaboration and connection regardless of where they live or work. The Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration is a high tech meeting room that makes this possible. It will be used by designers, students, manufacturers, academics, industry associations and local High Point civic/ cultural organizations for projects, seminars, meetings and educational events. The facility now has the ability to bring in off site participants to share an on-site experience.”

In making this contribution, Leslie Wood noted, "the furniture and design industries are so fortunate to have an invaluable resource like the Bienenstock Library. The Library is an integral part of preserving the history of furniture design for future generations. Hadley court is honored to be able to be a part of making the library accessible to anyone and offering technology where collaborative efforts can be fostered. She added, “the best designs are practical and come from the heart. What’s important are relationships and new technological tools that have the potential to connect like-minded souls across the world.”

The Library will kick off the Hadley Court Center with it’s first "Speaking Volumes" presentation. Well known interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale (http://www.marydouglasdrysdale.com) will speak about how to implement effective furniture and interior design collaborations. Seating is limited to 25, but visitors will watch the presentation in real time or view it later via an online link.

About Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library: A worldwide center for research, design and collaboration, the Library holds the world's largest collection of rare and significant books on the history and design of furniture dating from 1640. Founded in 1970 by the Bienenstock family, the Library is devoted to the advancement of knowledge with an emphasis on design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

The Library's exceptional facilities include the Vuncannon seminar room, the Pat Plaxico Garden, and Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration Most Library services are free, and donations are welcome. For more information or to use the Library's facilities for an event, contact Karla Webb at 336-883-4011. Visit the Library at 1009 North Main Street, High Point, NC, just a mile north of the Market’s center, or go to www.furniturelibrary.com.

Russell Bienenstock is Editor-in-Chief of Furniture World Magazine, founded 1870. Comments can be directed to him at editor@furninfo.com.