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Fisher Library, University of Sydney

Posted by Upholstery Solutions on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Upholstery Solutions recently completed commercial upholstery for the refurbishment of the Fisher Library in the University of Sydney. The four story, multi-million dollar project is part of the University of Sydney's outstanding campus renewal program. The new program of architectural revitalisation is designed to create a series of links between previously disparate learning areas: formal, informal, indoor, outdoor, collaborative and individual.  

The Fisher Library, once a shabby and forbidding cloister, has been opened up to establish a light-filled room of inviting spaces. No easy feat in a multi-story academic building. 

Above: The magnificent Fisher Library entrance. 

Above: study areas feature banquette seating, allowing quiet group work.

Above: freestanding sofas with built-in power supplies allow students to access campus facilities from their tablets and laptops.

Below: dark grey banquette seating is scattered throughout the four library levels.

Below: banquette seating was subtly curved. This curve was used to create intimate upholstered cabanas for larger groups to work collaboratively.

Below: the rare book collection is a treat!

The completed Fisher Library can be visited at the University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue, Sydney. If you have any questions about this project, please contact us.