Community Table


Exhibit Columbus 2017


Client: Cleo Rogers Memorial Library

Status: Completed in 2017

Schiller Projects was invited to design The Cleo Rogers Community Table as part of Exhibit Columbus 2017 in Columbus, Indiana. The Cleo Roger’s Memorial Library, Built in 1963, is the head library for the county system and a lynch pin of non-profit community support and education. Our Community Table was inspired by the spirit of Exhibit Columbus, to honor the past by looking to the future. Our team extensively researched the history of the library, refreshed it’s ethos and creating an object to commemorate and recognize this tight-knit community.
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The circles symbolize the diverse function of the library. This element is picked up in three dimensional form in the spherical globe lights in the library’s outdoor plaza areas. The quadrants represent the four cardinal directions served in the county by the central library. Intersecting lines at the center represent the library’s central location as a disseminator of knowledge, culture, and ideas, going out to all.


This table was fully sourced and fabricated in Indiana. Manufactured in Columbus with Curt Aton of Noblitt Fabrication, overseen by our friend and designer Jonathan Nesci.

Photographs by Hadley Fruits.