London Borough of Barnet’s Colindale public library was recently co-located
with Barnet and Southgate College into new state of the art premises. A similar scheme is nearing completion for the Borough’s Church End Library. Demco Interiors worked with contractor Capita and the Barnet Libraries team on the design and installation of the library interior.
The cutting edge location shouted out for a bright modern vibe and Demco’s Mode four post shelving system set the standard with its open, less-but-more structure. Single and double sided Mode shelving bays with painted and display end panels snake through the centre of the library creating zones and a ‘what’s around the corner’ curiosity. Soft and casual seating was bang on trend with a mix of funky sofas, tub and cool operator chairs.
Shades of colour from neutral cool greys, degrees of blue, offset against deeper gunmetal and charcoal greys colour palette looks smart and urban. A pop of red occasionally bursts out with cool bright red rocker chairs in the Teen Area and the bright red upholstery backs on the charcoal sofas. Adult IT desking in pale grey with ocean blue worktops is complete with the lovely detailing of a bright blue trim streaming down the vertical edges.
The children’s library is a mini version of the adults but with added pops of colour to make the area playful and fun. Bright green is added to between bay seating, stools and mini IT workstations. Citrus colours of tangy green and canary yellow IT benching and sit up tables look fresh and inviting.
As all Demco projects the quality shines through, with detailing making the real difference, giving the library an understated look and feel.
If you are interested in our Mode shelving or any of Demco Interiors’ design and installation services then please give us a call.