You may have noticed that some carpet samples have started to appear on the 5th floor. This is the beginning of an experiment in which we will re-carpet several 5th floor spaces to try out some new carpet ideas for the coming re-carpeting of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. One of our ideas is to use a carpet product that enhances the overall feel of the library by taking advantage of new thinking about biophylic design, that is, design that connects internal spaces to nature. The video above showcases a new carpet product that uses lichen as a design inspiration.
What do you think of this design? Will it connect our interiors more closely to nature?
As a point of reference, I took a few pictures of my patio where lichen seems to be growing on the stone blocks.
I would say the carpet does a nice job of capturing the feel.