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Bibliotheque is ten

To mark its tenth anniversary, design studio Bibliothèque has curated a three-day exhibition including a reading room of the partners' favourite books, rare print items and an installation which remixes its output to date

Tim Beard, Mason Wells (who had previously worked together at North) and Jonathan Jeffrey (ex-Farrow) formed Bibliothèque in 2004. CR was one of the first to report on their work and ideas for the future with a major feature in our March 2004 issue. For the cover, Bibliothèque rigged up a camera on the ceiling of their studio to create a tiled image of the space

 

Since then, they have gone on to work for clients including Paul Smith, The Design Museum, Nike, Adidas, Google, the V&A and Vitsoe, with whom they have a longstanding relationship.

Some of the work produced for these clients is featured in Reset, described as a installation which reinterprets the studio's work and celebrating "the past 10 years in anticipation of the next 10". Visitors to the installation, which is at The Hoxton Arches from October 17 to 19, caninteract with the piece using 'alarm' style push buttons mounted on the wall of the gallery

 

Also featured in the show is Bibliothèque's Bibliothèque, described as "a book shop of the studio's curated reading list from Artwords, some hard to find publications, and a selection of rarities from the studio's collection". Plus, there will be coffee provided by Climpson & Sons.

The event is at Hoxton Arches, Arch 402 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD. More details here