During a recent visit to the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, I spotted a clever way that allows them to easily remodel their lobby from a visitor reception area to an event space. You don’t notice it at first because the furniture is so well designed and complements the appearance of the building. The reception desk is busy selling tickets and greeting visitors, and next to it are panels explaining what to see and do. But look below or behind, and you discover it’s not a panel but a moveable storage wall. Clever!
We did that with all our exhibit and shop cases at Villa Finale – it was essential to have that flexibility in a small space!