Tables and chairs

As the workhorses for studying, tables and chairs can’t be ignored in a library renovation. The interior design team at Perkins + Will is working with Wentworth students, faculty, and staff to find the right tables and chairs for our library, while echoing iconic design elements that Wentworth students will appreciate. Here are some of possibilities…

Eames table, Herman Miller

Eames table example

The Eames table is designed by Charles & Ray Eames

Many of these pieces were part of the furniture fair. You’ll have to wait and see in September 2016 which ones you recognize in the renovated library!

Harvest, Allsteel

Harvest table example

From the Gather collection, designed by IDa and Hok


The Grip, Nienkämper

Grip table example

The Grip is designed by Troels Grum-Schwensen


Juxta, Kielhauer

Juxta seating example

The Juxta is designed by EOOS


Talk, Kielhauer

Talk seating example

Talk is designed by EOOS


Rise, Allsteel

Rise seating example

From the Gather collection, designed by IDa and HOK


Renew sit-to-stand tables, Herman Miller

Renew table example

Renew is designed by Brian Alexander

Books on chair

You can learn more with the many books on furniture design, tables, chairs & iconic designers from the Wentworth library collection, here are a few:

Byars, Mel. The best tables, chairs, lights: innovation and invention in design products for the home. Crans-Près-Céligny: Hove: RotoVision, 2001.



Mehlhose, Andrea  & Martin Wellner. Modern furniture : 150 years of design = Meubles modernes : 150 ans de design = Moderne Möbel : 150 Jahre Design. Potsdam: H.F. Ullmann, 2012.



Olivares, Jonathan. A Taxonomy of Office Chairs. London; New York, NY: Phaidon Press, 2011.




Roth, Manuela. Masters & their Pieces: best of furniture design. Salenstein: Braun, 2013. (Includes profiles of EOOS design team/Kielhauer Talk chair, Charles & Ray Eames/Herman Miller Eames table)