Core will host the full-day preconference “Merchandise Mart Furniture Showrooms and Factory Tour” on Friday, June 23, 2023, during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Join this preconference for a day visiting four national showrooms that offer a wide variety of furniture appropriate for library facilities. This is an opportunity to see and hear about new furniture and proven furniture. Next, there will be a visit to a furniture factory to learn about the process and how to select finishes. The day will conclude with a visit to a Chicago furniture manufacturer’s showroom to see their latest and enjoy their hospitality. Participants of this tour will have a better understanding of the commercial furniture market and the variety of library-appropriate furniture that is available, understand how to select furniture and upholstery based on construction, durability, cleanability, and cost, be able to test a variety of chairs, tables, desks, booths, and pods, and understand how a chair is designed and constructed.
Merchandise Mart Furniture Showrooms and Factory Tour
Friday, June 23, 2023, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Denelle Wrightson, Co-Chair, Core Library Interiors, Furnishings, and Equipment (LIFE) Committee
Core thanks Agati Furniture, sponsor of the tour lunch and reception
Core Member: $159.00 early | $159.00 advance | $209.00 onsite
ALA Member: $189.00 early | $189.00 advance | $239.00 onsite
Non-member: $210.00 early | $210.00 advance | $260.00 onsite
Other Member: $189.00 early | $189.00 advance | $239.00 onsite
View the complete schedule of the 2023 Core Annual preconferences, programs, and events.
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