Woodland Glade Library
This was a wonderful opportunity to create a whole interior for a new extension to a private house in Connecticut. The commission was to provide a concept, storage and furniture for a library. celebrating the architecture of the building and the woodland setting.
Angus’s decided to recreate the delightful feeling of stepping into a sunlit woodland glade. The walls of two floors are lined with bookshelf lined with columns of steam-twisted oak wood. These are illuminated by down-lights like shafts of sunlight on tree trunks and will provide a regular, natural rhythm once the shelves are full of books. In the centre of the downstairs space is a central circular unit bathed in natural light that provides a place to sit or stand to read and work. Arching columns project from this area into the upper floor to support the balcony. The library includes shelving, desks, seating, secret doors and library ladders across three floors.
The image below left shows the standing desk with a view to upper floor. The image below right shows the view up to the middle floor and to circular glass staircase to top eyrie space.
The library is not yet complete and we will provide more images in due course. The glass staircase was made by a different company.