Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reading Nooks at the Mall

In Darmstadt, Germany there is a shopping mall called Loop5. It uses an aerospace motif in its decoration and design. What I loved most about it were these reading nook areas located on every floor. They are shaped like the interior of a jet and there are airline seats in each one. People sat and read in every one of them I saw in the mall, which I found ironic. When you're on a jet, you can't wait to get out of the seats. But at this mall, people deliberately go sit in them.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! At first I didn't like the look of the arches, but now that you've clarified they're supposed to imitate the interior of a jet, I think it's quite neat. There's something about being on a plane, too, that's so restricting -- reading is one of your few options. To choose to go into that kind of environment, in the midst of a mall, says a lot.