Librebook bookshop

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...

Materials:

  • 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
Rotor Team

Benjamin Lasserre, Renaud Haerlingen and Celeste Suarez with occasional help from Anne-Lise Bouillon, Andrea Ferreri, Maarten Gielen and Caroline De Decker.

Contractor

Mario Gomez

Location

Chaussée de Wavre 128, 1050 Ixelles

Surface

80 m²

Special thanks to

Les ateliers de La Monnaie for their precious help with the wallpaper.

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