>I am in search of actual media viewing carrels. Has anyone seen
>anything recently that looks usable? Or have you worked with a
>good company for reasonable contract furniture?
We use LEM 600 carrels constructed by the Synsor corporation:
1421 NE 200th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: 800.426.0193 | 206.481.6600
Contact: Jim Roodhouse
Advantage of this construction is that the carrels are completely
dis-assemble-able. (A great advantage in that during the 6.5 years that
I have been here, the media viewing area has been re-housed and
reconfigured 5 times! AND we are looking at moving them AGAIN!)
A basic carrel consists of 6 posts, a table top, 2 end panels, and up to
3 equipment boxes (a box can easily hold a VCR and 13" TV, or a stack of
audio components, Caramate slide viewer, computer monitor, etc.)
Construction requires only a rubber mallet and 2 able bodied staff.
Carrels can be assembled in rows or in clusters (we call them Pods).
Very flexible. Limitation is that they are really designed for single
person use... though swing-out panels may allow multiple users at the
Other designs are available. Ours are about 8 years old and are holding
up *very* well. There may be other components that facilitate different
arrangements by now....
One suggestion: If possible, get box units that open from the back for
making cable and power and security connections.
Hope this helps.
deg farrelly, Media Librarian / Liaison to Women's Studies
Arizona State University West
4701 West Thunderbird Road, P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
Phone: 602.543.8522 | Fax: 602.543.8550 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org