On Thursday, December 1st, Bill and Saer packed up the Huston & Company van and drove to Boston for the annual conference of TABS, The Association of Boarding Schools.
You may remember TABS from one of my Facebook posts. We recently built a large custom conference table for the association’s boardroom. We were excited to be Signature Sponsors of the event, and as such, were able to set up our exhibit of fine library and academic furniture in a fabulous location just outside the entrance to the exhibit hall.
Unlike some of the large library conferences we’ve attended, such as ALA or NAIS, the TABS conference was smaller and had a more familial atmosphere. Bill and Saer met representatives from so many great schools: The Gunnery, Sidwell Friends School, Taft School, Tallulah Falls School, Stony Brook School, The Marvelwood School, Thacher School, and Saint James School – just to name a few. They also had the opportunity to visit with friends from Brooks School, Middlesex School, Deerfield Academy, Cambridge School of Weston, New Hampton School and Hillside School, all of whom we’ve worked with on past projects.
Bill had time to attend a presentation about Social Networking and Marketing, which he found very useful, and there was time to visit with several architects as well: CBT, Finegold Alexander, S/L/A/M and Bowie Gridley Architects.
As always, the Balance Console and the Arundel Study Carrel were very popular. We had requests for custom furniture such as podiums, media centers and dormitory furniture as well.
The exhibits were open on Thursday evening and Friday during the day. The conference was well attended. We were very pleased to be a part of it, and grateful to TABS for inviting us.