Carlos María Domínguez
I have had the good fortune of designing many personal libraries for myself and for my clients. It must be a common bond as from an early age I was a voracious reader and to this day always have a pile of books on my bedside. Often, when I meet with clients, one of the first things that comes up is their books and how they want to see them in their home. It is a commonly said that a person's books tell a lot about them and I think that that is true, just as a person's home should be a reflection of them. Below are some of my favourite libraries that I have designed over the years and as well a bit about the New York Public Library. This was the location for an event I attended a month ago with Benjamin Moore Paint to unveil their 2017 Color of the Year, "Shadow".
A lovely project which housed this client's collection of 10,000.00 books in an historic home in Toronto's Rosedale.
A young fresh approach to library for a couple starting out with a new baby.
A cozy corner in this library that is specifically featuring this client's Antique Toy Soldier Collection and history books.
Exquisite saturated colour in this library in a Toronto Edwardian home.
Below, a some of the history of the New York Public Library: Carrère and Hastings were the designers and constructors of the New York Public Library built the 1890s. They studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and infused French architectural concepts and adapted them for New York. The result was the largest marble structure ever attempted in the United States. More recently, the library has undergone a $300,000,000. renovation and update by the Dutch Architecture firm Mecanoo.
Original Section Drawing of The New York Public Library.
Exterior of The New York Public Library.
Details of the ceiling.
A truly inspiring space to work in!