Traditional wood library tables aren’t going anywhere. Wooden tables are an important staple of library furniture and are great for providing ample working space and promoting productivity. (But they don’t have to be boring.)
Every library needs to be prepared to support a huge variety of practical needs at once. Whether it’s providing enough space for a full day of studying, making it easy for a group of people to meet or work on a project, or simply providing an easy place for parents to read with their kids, quality tables are an essential part of someone’s experience in a library.
Our wood tables are a crucial piece of all the library furniture we offer. From the elegant, contemporary DePaul Table originally designed for the DePaul University Law Library Project to the stylish Cerino Table used in many library projects we’ve done, our tables are featured in libraries across the country.
After crafting library furniture for over 30 years, we’ve learned how to create tables that can last decades under the demands of a high-volume public space and address the specific needs your patrons will have as they are using your facility.
Here at Agati, we are one of the few who actually design our wood tables for libraries instead of simply putting our furniture in libraries. This focus means the design of our tables will address the actual patterns of use patrons will have in your space.
Who said wood library tables need to be boring?
The wooden table is a cornerstone of public library furniture. However, as contemporary furniture has increased in demand, manufacturers have had to rethink the traditional library aesthetic. Here at Agati, we address this by crafting our tables with modern design to provide for contemporary needs, while maintaining the sense of familiarity and tradition we all seek from libraries.
By using lighter wood tones, finding inspiration from the Modernist movement, crafting unique shapes and sizes, and addressing the needs for both personal space and group work spots, our tables are set apart from traditional public furniture.
It comes down to this: With the right tables, you can communicate to your community that you care and that your facility is there to meet their needs. And that’s our goal.
Durability in a library is vastly different from the durability standards required for an office or home space. And this is often a primary concern for our customers. Whenever people use tables that don’t belong to them, they tend to have slightly less regard for the piece itself. Bags get thrown on them. People sit on them. Kids draw on them. So it’s important to have tables available that can last decades under the use (and abuse) that typically occurs in public spaces.
Not only is your furniture in constant use, but many libraries rarely see an influx of funding for renovation (especially not for furniture), so it’s important that your tables last for years to come in both looks and materials.
Our durable wood tables are specifically built with these needs in mind. By using quality materials and solid construction, we ensure that your patrons will be able to use your tables for years to come.
Wooden tables with power access are an expectation for most patrons in our modern world. When people have to search for a wall outlet and then drag a chair over to get close enough to it, they experience frustration and certainly aren’t as productive.
Here at Agati, we can integrate reliable power access in any of our tables to ensure that your patrons can keep their devices charged for as long as they need. Not only that, but we are uniquely able to keep cords hidden through the legs of our tables to cut down on cord clutter and keep your space visually appealing.