Working with designer Matt Moore, Queen & Crawford manufactured a system of tables and benches to accommodate a range of printed artistic materials in the exhibition The Reading Room at Grand Union, Birmingham.
75 artists publications needed to be displayed, organised by broad subject area such as Language or Pop Culture, but also occasionally overlapping into different categories.
The end solution was a range of trestles, made from overlapping joints and fixed with coach screws, then topped with birch-faced plywood. This interlocking system allowed items falling into more than one category to sit comfortably together.
The Reading Room is a Berlin-based project that maintains, archives and represents printed and published contemporary art.