Create zones through the clever placement of carpets

November 23 / Carpets

Carpets are a simple yet effective way to create zones and areas

Arranging seating on a carpet effortlessly creates a zone without having to use physical barriers. The carpet will provide cohesion to the space and act as a placeholder for furniture thus preventing it from being moved around the library.

A design, graphic or text detail on the carpet can hint to the use of the space and give the area its own ambiance. Do keep in mind, however, the choice of colour and material you go with. You want a resilient material that will withstand high footfall and usage, as well as a darker colour that will not show up dirt and marks.

Vallentuna Public Library, Sweden
Tarnos Media Library, France
Klostergården Public Library, Sweden

Carpets need not be linear

November 23 / Carpets

Carpets in curvy, organic shapes are a good contrast to the rigid, square-lined shelving

Use the shape of a carpet to add fun and interest to an area. Especially in the children’s and youth zones where you can be more adventurous and daring. It’s all about using carpets creatively to demarcate a specific zone in an effective yet unobtrusive manner.

Herning Public Library, Denmark
Falcon Marin Public Library, Italy
Christiansfeld Public Library, Denmark