Rigg is a UK manufacturer of high-quality, contemporary furniture with clients from the education, office and hospitality sectors.
Director Kevin White said: “Having a broad customer base allows the company to share experience from commercial clients with schools and colleges. The result is durable and attractive products which contrast to many items found in educational catalogues.”
Standard and bespoke
The hands-on manufacturing approach of the company allows clients to pick and mix from the regular range of products and also request custom-made pieces.
For years, Rigg made packages of furniture for high-end workplace installations, but then realised that the education sector was deprived of this kind of service.
Numerous standard models are produced such as Quad and Synk tables and the bespoke route is great for reception desks and storage.
Rigg has made and delivered many furniture packages over the years, some of which are featured here. Many other case studies are shown on their website.
Lord Wandsworth College
As part of the new dining hall construction project at Lord Wandsworth College, Rigg Synk tables and benches were specified.
Being organised in rows created a striking appearance which was both practical and attractive. The surfaces are of high-pressure laminate, which is easy to keep clean and is available in many colours.
Cambridge Sixth Form Centre
In keeping with the student age range, a mature selection of furniture was needed. An ambience was desired such as might be found in a café where sixth-formers might like to visit.
Rugged character tops and industrial-style frames were specified to create an ‘urban’ feel.
The table shown here is from the Rigg Quad range. It is a great component in an educational fit-out as it is both attractive and practical with plenty of leg room. Thanks to in-house manufacturing, many colour choices are possible in addition to a variety of tops.
The King’s School Canterbury: Malthouse
Numerous items of furniture were specified by the architect for the refurbishment of the Malthouse International College building. Pieces included bespoke shelving, computer workstations and desking.
The design and materials were chosen to complement the characterful heritage interior.
Inside and out
Outdoor furniture was also supplied by Rigg. Specific features were included such as appropriate species of timber and corrosion protection for metalwork. Items manufactured for outdoor use by Rigg supplied to educational clients have galvanised and powder-coated steel framework. Iroko timber panels were attached to a robust frame for longevity.
To find out more about Rigg, visit: https://rigg.uk/