Donabate Portrane Community Library, Ireland

Donabate is a small suburban coastal town in Ireland, about 20 km north-northeast of Dublin in the administrative council of Fingal. The rich Irish heritage in literature, specially with authors like Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Nobel Prizes George Bernard Shaw, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney, is one of the reasons of the growing of new libraries in the island, such as the one placed in Donabate Portrane.

 

Donabate Portrane Community Library is in the first floor of Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre, and provides the full range of services, from a collection of lending material including books, CDs, DVDs, Prints and gaming, to programmes of events for adults and children, free WiFi and substantial IT resources to the community.

Designed as a community space to meet the educational, cultural, and leisure needs of the public, the new library is set to become the heart of the community, accessible to all.

Laid out over one floor, the library is bright, modern and spacious with comfortable seating for studying or reading.  Borrowers will be able to borrow items using state of the art ‘Self Service Totems’ and use other technologies such as an interactive Smart Board in the quiet room.  In addition to what is on offer in this new library, members can also avail of the wide range of online Library services on a 24/7 basis, including book renewals and reservations, free ebooks, downloadable audio books, educational and language courses.

These are some of the reasons why Donabate Portrane Community Library has been awarded at last edition of Fit Out Awards as Project of the Year – Public Sector (Small).

Check it out at the website of Fit Out Awards.

mobles 114 editions has been part of the furnishing of Donabate Portrane Library with Sheelin Office Group. There BBL shelving system for libraries and Pey office tables can be found.

More libraries by mobles 114 editions, here.

Rosignano Marittimo library: sustainability and urban integration

Rosignano Marittimo, a village in Livorno area in Northern Italy, industrial center of the Mediterranean controlled by chemical and metallurgical companies, hosts the new cultural complex for all types of activities in the area.

Design concept has been developed by an association of companies from Torino and Genoa: Area Progetti Srl, Metec&Maggese Engineering Srl and Una2, which won the project contest thanks to “achieving two aspects that are the actual key of the idea, sustainability of the complex environment and integration in the urban context”.

The program is crossed by a walking path, and includes a library, a playroom, a small conference room, a newspaper and periodicals library, information centres and a cafeteria, forming a great cultural complex in the village.

The municipal library is furnished with Pey tables by mobles 114 in various range of formats providing maximum needs.

More about Pey Office Tables at the web.

Pey tables can be found also at the cafeteria, with Myto chairs by Konstantin Grcic for Planck.

More library furnishings at the web.

World Environment Day: Green chair, by Javier Mariscal

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize not only the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

That’s why mobles 114 editions, as a sensitive and committed company to improve the quality of life and planet preservation, wants to celebrate this day and the design of its most ecofriendly product: Green chair, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.

 

The Green Chair is an ecological and environmental-friendly project produced with polypropylene from the recycling of industrial waste.

 

 

Here you can see the making of the Green chair, step by step:

 

Green is available in two versions: with wooden or steel frame with cataphoresis for inside and outdoor use; and in two colours: grey RAL 7006, and black RAL 9004.

Green chair moving from mobles 114 editions on Vimeo.