Have you been to Hunt Library? August 18 2014, 1 Comment

It's sublime.  Truly a design-lover's paradise.  Opened in 2013, the library is located on NC State's main campus and was designed by renowned Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. The exterior features a structural nod to knitting machine technology inspired by North Carolina's history in textile manufacturing, and the building is beautifully oriented in the surrounding landscape.

The light-filled interior with over 80 different types of iconic modernist chairs throughout five floors will make you want to stay forever.  Abundant collaborative work spaces with write-on glass walls and the very latest technology are awe-inspiring in a way that made me want to go back to college...perhaps to study architecture. My daughter and I had the most fun visiting last Saturday afternoon, and can't wait to go back to Raleigh and explore it with others.  In the meantime, here are some video clips and pictures to #cherishandenjoy!

Hunt Library Story


Symphony of Chairs

 Hunt Library Exterior

Hunt Library Entrance

Hunt Library Florence Knoll Side Tables and Warren Platner Coffee Tables

Hunt Library Red Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs

Hunt Library Hans Wegner CH445 Wing Chairs

Hunt Library Thomas Moser Chair

Hunt Library Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair

Hunt Library George Nelson Coconut Chairs

Hunt Library Eero Aarnio Ball Chairs

Hunt Library Mies van der Rohe MR Lounge Chairs

Hunt Library Castiglioni Arco Lamps

Hunt Library Martin Ballendat Perillo Chairs

Hunt Library Hans Wegner Shell Chairs

Hunt Library Jorge Pensi Toledo Chairs and Bistro Tables on the Rooftop Deck

 Hunt Library Eero Saarinen Tulip Stools


Hunt Library bookBot

Still want more? Visit this tumblr blog created by NC State students in tribute to all the amazing chairs: