Groth & Sons – The bespoke home library outfitters
When it comes to the design, construction and installation of your dream home library there is only one number to call, Groth & Sons Sydney. Principal cabinet maker, Amos Groth, built his first bookcase some thirty two years ago in London and has been a pioneer of the home library ever since. Whether you have an entire room to furnish with bespoke library cabinetry or simply an unused portion of a room, Groth & Sons will assist with the design process.
The home library must be a comfortable room and one where all family members may gather informally, usually having the dual purpose of a home study, but may have many other uses. Libraries today must also be welcoming; they represent the extension of an individual world, whether it is the domain of the home scholar, the pride of ownership of the avid collector or merely the random inquisitiveness of the curious mind.
The success of a home library is dependent on many factors, not only aesthetic, but those of construction techniques, consideration of how best to store your treasured tomes and that of creating the best environment in terms of lighting and even air quality.
Let Groth & Sons take you step by step through this process to turn your home library dream into reality. A great home library should be outstanding in both functionality and physical form, a Groth & Sons residential library is just that, bespoke rooms crafted to perfection resulting in harmonious and engaging spaces.
Residential library hideaway
This Gentleman’s library reflects details of its late-Victorian residence and while seamlessly incorporating storage for the owners’ home office. Bold use of colour, objet d’art, a large decorative mirror and period light fittings, create a dramatic yet relaxing working library cum den.
Reading is not just the activity of the mind but the whole body, and careful consideration was taken to certain functional demands. Multi layers of artificial light, as well as natural lighting and ventilation, allow the owner to work and read in a satisfying ambience. State of the art office equipment is within easy reach and when not in use is hidden away from the naked eye.
Groth & Sons Library design
The concept for this home library “Tolle Lege, Tolle Lege” …. Literally meaning, “Take up and read”, comes from a quote by Saint Augustine 353 – 430 A.D. The client’s favored quotation personalizes this stately, yet cosy, residential library. Large scale ornate built-in bookshelves flank the walls and flow through to the adjoining reading room which display beautiful wainscot panelling throughout. Above the wainscoting on the far elevation is a mirrored wall, this bounces natural light about the space, adds depth to the room but also reflects the image of an exquisite bespoke artwork. This was commissioned to reflect the owner’s personal interests and effects, some books and a facsimile of treasured possessions. To add to the effect, integrated lighting, and even a secret door have been designed to further compliment the generous floor plan of this grand 1920s apartment. Their favourite piece of sheet music embellishes this complex and imaginative piece whilst the architectural elements of the space are harmoniously incorporated into the mural.