Hadley Court Center can connect people around the world
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 26, 2014
HIGH POINT — The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library has a new resource for global design collaboration and education, a high-tech meeting room called the Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration.
The space on the ground floor of its library at 1009 N. Main St. here is open for use by designers, students, manufacturers, academics and civic and cultural organizations. The equipment allows participants to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, to share a collaborative experience via LiveStream video and audio.
The center will be dedicated at a talk, “Collaboration in Design,” to be delivered at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 by international designer Mary Douglas Drysdale.
“It is our intention to make The Furniture Library accessible to anyone who has an interest in design, collaboration and connection regardless of where they live or work,” said Russell Bienenstock, president of the library’s board of directors.
Bienenstock said the center’s intended uses include moderated events, design meetings, seminars, product launches, Livestream webinars, the library’s new speaker series and brainstorming sessions. It can also be used as a satellite meeting room for furniture companies or community groups that need a place to congregate in High Point during or between markets and that need to be in instant visual contact with their national or global customers or employees.
He said Karla Teague Webb, the library’s director, has been trained in how to use the center’s audio and video equipment.
The center was made possible by the donation of Leslie Hendrix Wood, an interior decorator in Midland, Texas, and founder of lifestyle and interior design blog Hadley Court, whose content focuses on designing, celebrating, entertaining, organizing, traveling and giving.
“The furniture and design industries are fortunate to have an invaluable resource like the Bienenstock Furniture Library. The library is an integral part of preserving the history of furniture design for future generations,” Hendrix Wood said.
“Hadley Court is honored to be able to be a part of making the library accessible to anyone and offering technology where collaborative efforts can be fostered. The best designs are practical and come from the heart. What’s most important are relationships and new technological tools that have the potential to connect like-minded souls across the world.”
Bienenstock Furniture Library
High Point, NC 27262
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