There’s nothing better than a good library book smell when you first walk into a cozy library. What if I told you that there was a place in High Point that has over 5,000 of books dedicated to furniture and design? Right off North Main Street, the Bienenstock Furniture Library provides resources for those who are about to be part or who are currently working in the furniture or design industry. The library, which started its collection in 1970 by Sandy and Bernice Bienenstock, has since grown into a nationwide non-profit organization that offers so much to the furniture and design industry ranging anywhere from competitions to win monetary prizes to multiple day long events that are educational for students who are currently studying any type of design. To learn more about the Bienenstock Furniture Library, I was able to speak with the Executive Director, Karla Jones.
Jones first worked for Bienenstock Furniture as an intern and after gaining years of experience within the design world, she came back to Bienenstock as their executive director. She has now been with Bienenstock for about 11 years and loves promoting education and hopes to continue. “The Bienenstock furniture library empowers designers and students to reach the full height of their creative potential. We do this by preserving our extensive collection of books on furniture design and history. We encourage our patrons to live out our tagline, ‘Touch history...design the future.’ When you touch history, you can design the future.” --Karla Jones.
To Read More of Katie's article on the Library and Karla Jones, click here!
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To learn more about the design competitions and the rules that go along with it click here.
For more information about the Future Designers Summit please click here.
A special thanks to the Congdon family for being Bienenstock’ s Diderot sponsor.
To learn more about their sponsors and partnerships click here.