The designer’s brief was to prepare an overarching design strategy for the Library of Merelbeke. A part of the task was to design a series of furniture units suitable for an electronic self-service borrowing system. The units are something of a graphic collage of “real” materials – cork linoleum, pine plywood, cast cement – supported on a steel frame. They include variants at reception-desk height, table height and
seat height, plus a double cabinet for return items. The tables are topped with Forbo Corklinoleum®. A full-height bulletin board was designed for the entrance
hall wall. It transforms an otherwise ill-defined area of the interior into an integral part of the library. The bulletin board wall is surfaced with Forbo’s Bulletin Board® linoleum product.
|Interior architect||Karel Verstraeten|
|Location||Merelbeke - Belgium|