Jesus College, Cambridge

Luke Hughes Folio arm chair

Jesus College, Cambridge have recently restored the rooms over the medieval Chapter House, embedded within the college fabric, that sits on 13th century remains of the ruinous nuns' Priory of St Radegund. The college incorporated the nunnery in the 1490s. The recent upgrade was supervised by Donald Insall Associates and carried out by contractors Morgan Sindall.

Luke Hughes® were commissioned to design the furniture, intended to enable the two principle spaces to be used for a variety of meetings and gatherings. The table design incorporates the unique, patented, MINERVA folding table mechanism, which enables the legs of tables to fold without looking like a trestle table, allowing the room to be cleared.

The building project won an RIBA Spirit of Ingenuity Award in 2011, although the furniture was installed a little later.

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