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Luke Hughes speaks at Dedication Ceremony for new Keystone Library

Luke Hughes speaks at Dedication Ceremony for new Keystone Library

October 2017

On October 15 2017, the official Dedication Ceremony for the newly opened Keystone Academy High School Library in Beijing took place. Guests enjoyed special guided tours of the library with founder and director Luke Hughes himself, and Kacy Song, the Director of Libraries. 

Luke was joined by Kacy to give a talk on the distinguished and unique library design. Also speaking was British writer Simon Winchester. 

Click to learn more about the concept and design for the library.

St Francis Church, The Engine Room opening

St Francis Church, The Engine Room officially opens

October 2017

This October, St Francis at The Engine Room in Tottenham, London was officially dedicated by the Bishop of Edmonton.

As London's newest purpose-built church in 40 years, designing a new bespoke altar for the space was a great honour.

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Benjamin Franklin College dedicated by Yale University

Benjamin Franklin College dedicated by Yale University

October 2017

On Friday 6 October 2017, Yale University dedicated Benjamin Franklin College, one of two new residential colleges to open at Yale in fifty years. 

Designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, we designed and manufactured fitting dining hall furniture to seat 300. This included our Wykeham chairs and bespoke dining tables with removable tops, in solid oak. 

We look forward to completing more upcoming projects with Yale, including the refurbishment of the Manuscripts and Archives Room at the Sterling Memorial Library.

Learn more about our past international projects for education

Benjamin Franklin College, Yale University

Benjamin Franklin College, Yale University


Keystone Academy High School Library Beijing

Luke Hughes to speak at Keystone Academy Dedication Ceremony

October 2017

In early 2017, we completed work on the new high school library at Keystone Academy, Beijing.

On 15 October 2017, Company Founder Luke Hughes will speak at the official dedication ceremony about the design process, from the fascinating conceptual stages through to production and installation. He will be joined by Kacy Song, Director of Libraries. 

Keystone Academy on the library design:

‘The new library encapsulates the very spirit of the institution it represents through its blend of Eastern and Western aesthetics and creates a tangible learning environment and academic experience. The high quality and adaptable furniture help transform the space into a center conducive to gathering, learning, and growth.’

From the archives ... the Covent Garden workshop

June 2017

In the early days of Luke Hughes, the Covent Garden workshop was so small that larger pieces of furniture had to be assembled in the back-streets outside. 

Here is one of a set of circular benches being made in 1987 for a shopping centre in Harrow, London (and they’re still there, thirty years later!). Pictured above are craftsmen Joss Skottowe (left) and Mark Adams (kneeling) and the team’s able administrator, Christian Jebb (behind).

The images come from the company’s vast archive of photos and drawings accumulated over the last four decades, only now the subject of a proper archive retrieval exercise.

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