Archive for September, 2011

School Library Furniture for Kenilworth Public Schools

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Project:  David Brearley Middle School School Library

Location:  Kenilworth, NJ

Design Firm:  Robert Schwarz worked directly with school district officials to outfit this school library. Robert has been designing and furnishing school libraries, university libraries and public library spaces for 20 years.

Products: Wood Library Computer Carrels, Custom Wood Circulation Desk


Related Website Links and Downloads:

Tesco Library Furniture on New Jersey State Contract

Wood Circulation/Reference Desks Website Link, Circulation Desk Brochure

Wood Library Tables Website Link, Library Tables Brochure

Wood Library Seating Website Link, Library Seating Brochure

Wood Stains by Tesco Industries

Is Our School Auditorium Seating Restorable?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

If your school’s auditorium seating looks like the chairs above there is a chance that they may be a candidate for restoration.  Longo’s seating restoration services have been serving public schools for over 40 years by bringing yesterday’s seats back to a state of brilliance!

Why Restore Your Auditorium Seating?

  • Current codes would force a change to the seating layout – resulting in a loss of capacity.
  • The aesthetics of the existing chair cannot be matched using current production models.  There is “Historic” value to the seating.
  • Restoration of the seating can be very economical.

What Is The Restoration Process?

  • Removal
  • Shipment to the factory
  • Disassembly
  • Stripping
  • Refinishing
  • Assembly
  • Shipment to the job site
  • Installation

Most firms will do not completely “restore” the chair like new.  Meaning, they perform painting on the job site, reupholster over existing foam, use inferior foam components, do not provide new internal seat springs, etc.

Longo does a complete chair restoration.  We strip chairs down to bare metal and wood. We refinish using the latest in finishing technology. We reupholster using new foam and fabric.  That is why we are the very best at auditorium seating restoration!

Please direct all inquiries with regards to school auditorium seating restoration project to the marketing department at Longo (  To request a auditorium seating evaluation, email Anthony Stellatos (  Longo has been restoring  school auditoriums for over 40 years.

Related Website Links & Downloads:

Irwin Seating Auditorium Seating Restoration Brochure

Count Basie Theatre Renovation – Seating Restoration Project in Red Bank, NJ


Irwin Citation Chairs on New Jersey Purchasing Contract

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Longo auditorium seating consultants providing FREE seating evaluations to public schools, universities/colleges, performing arts centers and municipal seating venues. If you would like an auditorium seating evaluation, please call (800) 635-6646 or email

Related Website Links & Downloads:

Irwin Citation Product Cut Sheet Download

Irwin Seating Website Citation Chair Product Info

Irwin Seating Website Citation Chair Options

Citation Chair Plastics & Powder Coat Finishes

Citation Chair Fabrics