Cocoon-Like Bookshelf Provides a Tranquil Space for Readers to Get Lost in Great Stories

Mexico City-based studio Anagrama has recently completed a beautifully unique library interior in Monterrey that celebrates the joys of reading a book. To create this feeling, the designers produced a dome-like structure that encloses readers in a lattice cocoon, surrounding them from head to toe in literature.

Conarte, Monterrey's city council for culture and art, commissioned Anagrama to create the intimate reading space. Their timber construction is a clever reimagining of a bookshelf and also provides the redesigned area dual use–as a place for storage and as its own “room” within a room. The curving wood plays with perspective and depth, simulating an expansive space that feels open and airy. Coupled with calming blue walls and steps, it's a tranquil, inviting place to get lost in a great stories.

Here's what the rest of the library looks like:

Anagrama: Website | Behance
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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