August 31, 2018
Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, Connecticut ordered Federal Reserve chairs for their building last year, and are still thrilled with their choice of seating. This library in the Long Island Sound area has served its community since 1904. It was founded by the descendants of Old Greenwich’s first private schoolmaster John Perrot. Its Jeffersonian-style building houses roughly 60,000 books for its patrons and guests to enjoy; additionally, it houses several other offerings for residents of the surrounding area.
We have kept in contact with Perrot Memorial regarding their hoped-for chair purchase. This came to fruition in 2017 when their Federal Reserve armchairs were delivered. An interpretation in the Bank of England chair style, the Federal Reserve offers back support with eight splats and high armrests that flow gracefully into the front legs and top back. This design adds to the overall impression of stylized architecture, including those with roots in Neoclassicism and Neo-Palladianism. For the building that houses Perrot Memorial Library, this fit their specifications perfectly and have reported to us that the chairs “look, and feel, terrific!” We view libraries as a cornerstone of America’s academic excellence. Our work will go on to support libraries for several more years.