The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library contains the world’s largest collection of books and publications on the history and design of furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes and construction. Significant among the Library’s more than 5,000 holdings are contemporary acquisitions and a rare books collection of international volumes published since 1543, including a complete collection of original works by 18th century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, and a complete set of Diderot’s Encyclopedia.
It is open to the public and devoted to the advancement of knowledge of furniture and design for members of the furniture industry, design professionals, scholars and students. Since 1984, the Library has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to students. It houses a specialty library with the latest books on design as well as out of print and hard to find texts. It is also used as a venue for professional meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures and art events.
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