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Richard Van Riel

Layout Designer

Richard works on layouts and space planning for our library installations. He began influencing Opening the Book as our historic buildings adviser while he was working as a museum curator and exhibition designer but was soon deeply involved in wider library space planning. Understanding Opening the Book’s research into customer behaviour and successful positioning of displays led to the invention of our unique propeller shapes which have revolutionised library design.

In his spare time, Richard is a junk-shop fiend, a fossil collector and an enthusiastic cook, as testified by all our staff and any customers lucky enough to experience his recipes!

RICHARD LOVES
Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco Architecture

Belgian Chicory

Belgian Chicory

Boggle Hole

Boggle Hole

Finds

Finds

Flemish Painting

Flemish Painting

Italy

Italy

Larson Cartoons

Larson Cartoons

Old Postcards

Old Postcards

Richard Van Riel

Opening the Book Team

Olive Fowler

Olive Fowler Design Manager

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper Business Director

Anne Downes

Anne Downes Training Manager

Richard Van Riel

Richard Van Riel Layout Designer

Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards Education Co-ordinator

Arianne Goldsborough

Arianne Goldsborough Library Designer

Tristan Campbell

Tristan Campbell Website Developer

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell Web Support

Opening the Book Furniture Team

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas Director

Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson Marketing Manager

Chris White

Chris White Sales Manager

Michelle Tomlinson

Michelle Tomlinson Library Designer

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner Library Designer

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor Warehouse Manager

Shreena Maughan

Shreena Maughan Administration Manager