Located at 625 Huntington Ave, MassArt Made is a fantastic new retail location in Boston, exclusively featuring the handmade work of students, faculty, alumni and staff of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. From jewelry to clothing to home accents, these wonderful creations are displayed with the help of Rakks shelving. Our elegant, sleek, low-profile glass shelving systems are ideal to show off the one-of-a-kind merchandise!
MassArt Made is open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 12-6pm.
Chic Urban Loft
Sometimes, a single piece of furniture can make an astounding difference in a room. Beautifully-crafted accents, uniquely-designed pieces or bold colors change the tone of a space and help designers bring their visions to life. For integrated marketing communications firm, Laidlaw Group, bringing chic style in their Boston office loft space is made possible with the help of their client Rakks.
Using a Rakks wall-mounted shelving system, Laidlaw not only gains valuable storage and organizational space but the shelving also acts as a room divider that helps separate the office sitting area from the main conference room. Rakks stylish shelving incorporates strong, durable materials to achieve the sleek combination of wood and aluminum that makes an impact with any visitor of the Laidlaw office.
Robin Hood Library – Sleek Academics
Custom anodized shelving (using wall mounted C standards, PC4 poles, extruded aluminum shelves and Rakks-Style shelf support brackets) add excitement and functional design to the modern look of this Robin Hood Initiative library at PS196 school in Queens, NY. The overall interior look was designed by Rogers Marvel Architects.
The L!brary Initiative began in 2001 to address the growing issue of limited reading abilities of children in the New York public school system. As a partnership between the Robin Hood Foundation and the New York City Department of Education, the L!brary Initiative is supported by the Mayor, corporate donors, and a team of architects who work together to design, build, and staff new elementary school libraries. Today, fifty-six libraries are open from this initiative, aimed at creating facilities which are vibrant, exciting locations to stimulate children’s interests and their receptivity to learning.
For PS 196 in New York City, the use of bright colors and interesting patterns in both the furniture and shelf displays immediately create a welcoming, fun atmosphere to foster children’s intellectual development. With Rakks customizable product lines, both colors and shelf dimensions could be tailored to perfectly meet the needs of any project. In this case, the ability to maximize horizontal wall space and keep books at the optimal level for children was essential in designing the layout of the library interior. Rakks shelves provide ideal space for library materials and bookends offered in the line of architectural specialty products completes the sleek, updated look. Rakks other projects with the initiative include PS380 designed by Rogers Marvel Architects, and PS16 with the design support of 1100 Architects.
Now immortalized in Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi’s book The L!brary Initiative, this 2010 publication details the array of projects undertaken thus far for the New York public school system. “Working on a pro bono basis, architecture firms—including 1100 Architects, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, Della Valle Bernheimer, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Dean/Wolf Architects—have in just eight years built or transformed more than fifty libraries into vital resources for the whole school community. These libraries—both beautiful learning spaces and innovative architecture—feature a wide range of design solutions, including creative uses of space, color, lighting, and furniture.” Rakks products contributed to the PS16 project can be found on page 93 of the book.