Antonio Parodi contacted Rotor for a library project called “LibreBook” with the wish of developing the interior design using a significant amount of reused materials. The idea for his store was to offer a selection of books in all European languages, in the atmosphere of a gallery.
We developed the concept through a back-and-forth dynamic between the needs implied by such a program and the material opportunities we could find.
At the end, the interior appears to be a collection of stories...
- Wall perforated panels : suspended celling (General de Banque)
- Oak parquet floor : office building 200m far from the store
- Plywood panels : Opera set (La Monnaie)
- Plywood table top : office desks (European comission)
- Wallpaper : Opera scenographic painting (La Monnaie)
- Suspended fixture lighting : cafeteria lighting (General des Banques)
- Lackered steel shelves : Henri Van De Velde’s Book Tower in Ghent
- Kitchen : from an office building where we discovered Mr Parodi used to work in his early years
Benjamin Lasserre, Renaud Haerlingen and Celeste Suarez with occasional help from Anne-Lise Bouillon, Andrea Ferreri, Maarten Gielen and Caroline De Decker.
Chaussée de Wavre 128, 1050 Ixelles
Special thanks to
Les ateliers de La Monnaie for their precious help with the wallpaper.