A bench that tells stories

Bibliophonies has been designed as part of a public commission on the construction of the library in Le Rheu (35). The new building is located near a retirement home, a community center, a youth center, the town hall and shops. Therefore the project had to be


an invitation to enter the building, it had also to be part of an itinerary connecting these meeting points.

Bibliophonies is a bench that diffuses open source audio contents (music, texts, etc.). By pressing a button, passers trigger the sound diffusion. During the night Bibliophonies becomes public lighting and building signal.

The bench is connected to a database, located inside the library and updated regularly by the staff. In the medium term this sound library will be fed by audio contents made by city associations and students of the intercommunal music school.

Bibliophonies has been designed from durable materials in the public space: stainless steel, enameled steel, HPL. The project enhances bright colors provided from the enamelling technique.

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