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 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.
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.
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