Ode to erudition – a tale of two libraries

Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2023 by KiM

Speaking of an exceptional commission… Gert Voorjans had the honour of designing two libraries for a passionate bibliophile in France. Two welcoming environments where the architecture invites visitors to read. But also two micro-cosmoses, just as meticulously crafted as the books by the famous authors that line the walls. Although the historic books are the absolute protagonists on the shelves, Voorjans still managed to discreetly deploy his visual vocabulary here. Photos: Tim Van de Velde
My desperation for a library (I don’t even own a single bookcase or bookshelf) has grown exponentially after finding this project. And it’s not just one but two libraries. With the dreamiest staircase leading to the second one. My brain and my heart are exploding with envy.

annapiaggi says:

Being a librarian
With hundreds of books in my home library
I ask why so few places to sit and read–
Tables with chairs
Cozy armchairs with reading lights

dwodenver says:

Gorgeous. I’d take either one.

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