Richard Van Riel

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 Likes

Art Deco Architecture
Belgian Chicory
Boggle Hole
Finds
Flemish Painting
Italy
Old Postcards

Opening the Book Team

Rachel Van Riel

Rachel Van Riel

Director

Olive Fowler

Olive Fowler

Design Manager

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Business Director

Anne Downes

Anne Downes

Training Mentor

Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards

Training and Schools Co-ordinator

Website Developer

Website Developer

Website Developer

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell

Web Support