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Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds Patti Carpenter to Board of Directors

Consumer trends expert Patti Carpenter brings new energy to Bienenstock Furniture Library initiatives, including its annual Student Design Summit.

The Bienenstock Furniture Library announces the addition of home furnishings industry veteran Patti Carpenter, principal of carpenter + company and Trendscope, to its board of directors, according to Executive Director Karla Jones. 


Carpenter is a New York based consumer trends expert who will serve a critical role in the development of the annual Student Design Summit, a library initiative that was launched this year. Carpenter was a keynote speaker at the inaugural event in September.


“The Bienenstock Furniture Library Board of Directors finds purpose in serving the future needs of the home furnishings industry,” says Jones. “We’re excited for Patti to bring her experience, industry connections and personal commitment to help launch the next generation of design professionals.” 


The board position will be occupied by Carpenter for a two-year term, effective this month.



About the Bienenstock Furniture Library: The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is a worldwide center for research, design, and collaboration.  It holds the world’s largest collection of rare and significant books on the history and design of furniture, with more than 5,000 volumes.

The Library is located in High Point, NC and is open to members of the home furnishings industry, students and the general public. The Library was founded in 1970 with an endowment from Furniture World Magazine and the Bienenstock family. It is supported by a board of directors from nearly every facet of the home furnishings industry. It is devoted to the advancement of knowledge about design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

The Library’s rare book collection contains volumes published since 1543. A special climate-controlled room houses these rare volumes. It is a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone interested in home furnishings and interior design.  

The Library’s facilities include the Vuncannon Seminar Room, the high-tech Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration and the Pat Plaxico Sculpture Gardens.  These areas are available for seminars, classes, events, meetings, design collaborations, networking and design retreats for a small honorarium.

For more information visit or contact Karla Webb, Library Director at or 336-883-4011.



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