School music room furniture hits the right note

David Bailey Furniture Systems has supplied furniture to the tune of £32,712 as part of a project to renew and refurbish the music rooms of Channing School in London, which is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18.

Prime Meridian Architects, who has previously done work for the same school, selected David Bailey Furniture Systems as its education furniture partner for the project having delivered a high quality finished product and excellent reliability on other school furniture contracts.

John Bater, director at Prime Meridian Architects, said: “I’ve used David Bailey many times before and have been working with them for years.

“They deliver what they say, when they say they will and their prices are very competitive. They just do the job I want and need them to do; and I’m sure they could do anything I requested of them.”

Channing School’s music department required bespoke tall cupboards to accommodate musical instruments of different shapes and sizes – from huge double basses to small percussion instruments – which needed great precision in measuring up and manufacturing. All of the units were therefore custom-made to fit the unique cupboard configuration.

Where some schools opt for a muted colour palette for their educational furniture, Channing School chose a mixture of colours for its music room furniture, including cabinets with bright lime green doors.

Fire-resistant chipboard and laminate was used for the tall storage units for maximum safety, as these were fitted within one of the school’s fire escape routes.

Trevor Gillman, managing director at David Bailey Furniture Systems, said: “I’m very happy with the education furniture we supplied for this project at Channing School. To work with both Prime Meridian Architects and the school has been a delight.

“Further to that, we enjoy showing what we can do in creating custom pieces of furniture for schools, colleges and other educational establishments. That’s exactly what we had the chance to do this time. Manufacturing tall storage cupboards capable of housing a double bass isn’t something we’re asked to do every day, but I’m pleased to say we rose to the challenge comfortably.”

Case study date: October 1, 2014

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