JAKIN, more than just library furniture


Not only large projets, as it is the case of Public Libraries, have to meet with special requirements.  Also small office  libraries need an specific equipment, JAKIN program, design by Abad Designers, was conceived  with this purpose, meaning to cover the needs of any kind of library furniture, and  has kept being updated. The first idea of a shelving system grew and became a full program including a wide range of library furniture: reception desk, consulting, reading and working tables, books trolley,....

JAKIN program provides a wide variety of elements which make it a good option not ony as furniture  for large libraries but also for companies that need equipment for their offices. We find a good example in law offices as it is Mac Dermont french law office, or the british Companies Stewarts, Addleshaw Goddard and Clyde &Co.,that have chosen JAKIN as part of the equipment in their workplaces.

 JAKIN Reception desk
JAKIN Reception desk, Urmeneta&Arcaya Law Offices, Pamplona


JAKIN program versatility makes it suitable to furnish even museums which are usually very demanding . An example is' Museu de la Vida Rural' of Lluis Carulla Fondation that counted on JAKIN compositions to renovate their premises.

Nevertheless, although JAKIN  program meets with the equipment requirements in different kind of installations, it is the Library market which requests  it more.

-  Shelving-units

One main piece in a libray is shelving unit to store books, CD's, DVD's, so on... JAKIN program gives the possibility to make as many bay compositions as the space may allow which can also be of different height, width or depth. By combining with doors, drawers and double- face shelves, we will be able to build ‘configurations to measure'

Optional pieces to be added to the JAKIN program are magazines and newspapers system, which are small shelving units adequated to each space.


Reading tables, reception desks, working tables, computer work station ,...There are many different types of tables required at a library. JAKIN program covers all of them.

Singular pieces

Books trolley, consulting stand, displays, toy's furniture. Libraries usually require  some other singular pieces which JAKIN program has forseen.

 JAKIN Shelving System
JAKIN Shelving System, Library at LA FE Hospital, Valence


All these elements make JAKIN programa global furniture system for libraries, but that taking separately may also cover the needs of other kind of spaces like offices or museums