Keystone Academy is a Chinese private school in operation since 2014.
Luke Hughes® was commissioned in January 2016, with the brief to create a space that finely blended eastern and western aesthetics and sensibilities with a reflection of the 21st century. The design team approached the project with a concept that has evolved from their extensive involvement with other libraries, creating a tangible learning environment and academic experience that embodies the very spirit of the institution it represents.
A range of bespoke furniture was designed and manufactured, including oak reading tables and lecterns, leather upholstered seating, and oak bookshelves and storage units. References to the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) can be seen throughout, whilst the striking colour palette of yellow, blue and red are a nod to the ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).
Further enhancing the academically stimulating environment are artistic commissions including bronze door handles in the forms of Welsh and Chinese dancing dragons by sculptor Jill Watson, and stone letter carving by Caroline Webb.
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