the Supple story
The Supple Collection is a unique brand of sustainable library furniture, designed, fabricated and brought to market by The Public Works. This line of furnishings is a great example of what The Public Works was formed to accomplish. We bring a broad skill set to the table, enabling us to engage in the full lifecycle of each furnishing. We conduct market research into new directions in library architecture and design, while studying how changing lifestyles direct needs of patrons. We design, engineer, and fabricate each of the pieces of the Collection, with expertise in, and familiarity with, a broad selection of material types.
The Supple Collection is inspired by forward-thinking librarians and modern library architects and interior designers who strive to redefine once dark, quiet spaces into vibrant places that welcome social interaction and the sharing of knowledge and materials. At The Public Works, we’re excited about this new notion of libraries and have been studious understudies of those leading the way. Each of the designs of The Supple Collection embody this excitement. Embracing this new perception of the library environment, our designs focus on mobile merchandising pieces that are adaptable to the evolving needs of today’s dynamic library. We want to ensure that what we create today will be useful long into the future.
In every design, we flex specifications to best serve the individual needs and desires of the local community. We work intimately with our clients to ensure that all those who interact with the furniture—librarians and their clientele alike—find the experience enjoyable. We create furniture that encourages library patrons to become engaged with library collections, technology-based pieces like the Jump mobile reference desk that bring librarians out into the flow of consumer traffic, and computer stations that are conveniently placed through-out the library environment that have online public access catalogue software installed so that customers can easily self-direct their searches. Way-finding signage helps patrons self-guide themselves through the library environments to areas of particular interest.
In addition to being dedicated to library environments, we at The Public Works are dedicated to a sustainable environment for future generations. As a business, we seek to enrich communities, while striving to decrease our footprint on the earth. Every piece of furniture we create is fabricated with care by artisan hands. The majority of our production takes place in a solar-powered manufacturing center in Evergreen, Colorado. And, whenever possible, we have delivered our pieces using self-produced biodiesel from used waste oil.
We encourage you to take a look through the Supple Collection website and share your thoughts with us.
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