Interior Solutions partnered with the architects, Paul Ahern and Nina Sheriff to work with the Irish Cultural Center’s Board, and Norman McClelland, the Library’s namesake to ensure the project carefully blended modern elements and functionality with historical features.
To incorporate a more durable storage solution for the numerous Irish works, steel library shelving was implemented into the project and complimented with wood features that matched the wood trim and furniture pieces within the building. Rows of Irish literature are now nestled in Spacesaver cantilever shelving with custom wood end panels, which integrate well with the other historical pieces in the Library. Multi-media materials are now stored within drawers and rolling boxes mounted on 4-post shelving and archives are housed on wide-span shelving. Tapestries and large pieces of artwork are hung on Spacesaver ceiling-mounted art racks.