Deichmann Library

Named after Carl Deichman, whose collection of books gave rise to the library in 1785, Deichman Bjørvika is located on Oslo's waterfront, next to the opera house.

Date: 2020

Produced by: Scenario

Location: Oslo, Norway

Category: Culture, Custom Catalog

Designed by Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem, the five-story building houses 450,000 books wrapped in a large illuminated atrium that connects the floors and divides them into smaller spaces for learning and experimentation.
The Scenario design studio signs the huge but intimate central library that has a cinema, workshops, sound room, exhibitions, stage rooms, meeting rooms and reading spaces. Specifically, it is in this last area where the Shade custom-made rugs are found, which define the common areas and brighten up the spaces thanks to their rich color palette. The Shade poufs perfectly complement the rugs, offering a comfortable and relaxed place to enjoy a good book.

Photography © Ole Walter

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