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Skillman wooden library and study chair with durable, US made construction by Eustis Chair

November 7, 2004

Detroit Public Library Skillman

The Robert and Rose Skillman branch of the Detroit Public Library was officially opened today. This elegant Arts & Crafts era library was made possible by a generous bequest from the Skillman family, and features a custom chair designed and built by Eustis Chair. The Skillman Chair is made of Quartersawn White Oak, and features the pinned mortise & tenon construction used at the turn of the 20th century to insure that hardwood chairs would endure for generations. View our Public Library Chair Installations page to view more photos of this and other similar projects.

Bank of England chair, the Federal Reserve, made by Eustis Chair with patented durable construction

October 14, 2004

Rhodes College Chooses Eustis Chair

Rhodes College is proud of the traditional elegance of their Gothic designed campus, and challenged their architects, Shepley Bulfinch, to find a chair for their new Barrett Library that would be equal to the task. After a six month search, Shepley’s designers chose our elegant Federal Reserve Chair. This chair is not only “drop-dead” gorgeous and comfortable, but it is also made with our patented Eustis Joint®, and comes with a 20-year warranty.

Jenkins wooden chair with minimalist frame and cushioned seat and back insert, made in USA by Eustis Chair

September 1, 2004

Oldest US Law Library Chooses Eustis Chair

The 200 year-old Jenkins Law Library is located in Philadelphia, PA, just three blocks from Independence Hall. Near the final stages of an interior renovation, Library Director Regina Smith sat in scores of chairs before discovering the perfect blend of elegance, comfort and durability in the new Jenkins Eustis model that was renamed in their honor. 

Custom chair built by Eustis Chair for Jacksonville Public Library designed with Robert A.M. Stern Architects

August 5, 2004

City of Jacksonville Chooses Eustis Chair

The city of Jacksonville issued its PO today for 638 custom chairs for its new Jacksonville Main Branch Library. Working with NYC based Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the design team has created a solid Walnut chair which is as striking as the $95 million building within which it will reside. Once again, the company has incorporated their patented Eustis Joint® into the design to create a chair that is just as durable as it is elegant and functional.

Charleston library, study and dining chair by Eustis Chair with institutional grade durable hardwood construction

May 25, 2004

Charleston Chair Attracts More Library Buyers

The elegant Charleston Chair, selected in February for a large college library, was installed this week in the elegant new Merrimac Public Library, designed by Amsler Woodhouse MacLean. The Charleston has also been chosen recently for three other libraries: the University of Maine School of Law Garbrecht Law LibraryBoxborough's Sargent Memorial Library, and Darien Public Library in Darien, CT. While buyers are initially drawn to this chair by the elegant simplicity of its design, the durability of its Eustis Joint® construction was most often cited as the deciding factor. 

Spanish Revival Mission chair, the Monterey, by Eustis Chair made in the USA in stacking and non-stacking format

March 21, 2004

Custom Spanish Revival Chair

University of California, Berkeley issued its purchase order today for 306 custom stackable chairs in the Spanish Revival style for its renovation of the Clark Kerr dining commons. Berkeley's architects worked with the Engineers at Eustis Chair to combine design aspects from several chairs found in the Monterey area and dating from 1929-1933. And thanks to the patented Eustis Joint®, the Monterey Chair is as durable as it is elegant and functional. View our School Dining Chair Installations page to see photos of this project and other.s

Charleston wooden library chair with traditional slat back design, institutional grade durability and 20 year warranty

February 27, 2004

Spring Hill College Library

Spring Hill College today ordered 213 Charleston Chairs for their new library, to be completed in early July. Their architect, Shepley Bulfinch recommended this new model from Eustis Chair over 24 competing hardwood chairs. The Charleston is a contemporary interpretation of the classic “schoolhouse” design, but with no stretchers. The simplicity and elegance of this design is made possible by the patented Eustis Joint®. View photos of this library chair installation and other similar projects in our Academic Library Installations page.

Oberlin wooden classroom, library, and study chair with classic durable design by Eustis Chair

January 5, 2004

Cornell University Chooses Eustis Chair

Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences today ordered 50 Oberlin Chairs for use in a few of their classrooms. This is a first for Eustis Chair, as many college administrators don't feel they can afford the quality of a Eustis Chair in their every-day classrooms. Henry Crans, Facilities Director for the College of Arts and Sciences, is frustrated with chairs that last only 3-5 years, and recognizes that an inexpensive chair is very often not the lowest cost alternative. 

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