Book Bench for the Kent Memorial Library

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Client: Kent Memorial Library Foundation

Location: Suffield, CT, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $6,000

Project Team

Artist

Mark Del Guidice

Mark Del Guidice Furniture

Client

Mel Chavetz

Kent Memorial Library Foundation

Architect

Marco Tommasini

Tecton Architects

Overview

The commissioned design provides seating for small groups in the new entryway of the Kent Memorial Library and calls to attention the medium for which the building serves.

Goals

To provide bench seating in the lobby of the new entryway. Scale of the piece in reference to the lobby and capacity for seating small families was essential.

Process

The parameters of the project were described to me by the Foundation Chairman as he solicited designs for consideration. I submitted a scaled drawing [sketch] with notation and followed up with three maquettes demonstrating various book and seat possibilities.

Additional Information

The reopening of the library renovation and new entrance has been postponed for the last few years due to air quality issues found in the original building. It will officially open June 28, 2019