Monograph: Bibliothèque & Dieter Rams

With the next issue of CR, we have a very special issue of Monograph for our subscribers: it documents Bibliothèque’s exhibition design for the current Dieter Rams show at the Design Museum

With the next issue of CR, we have a very special issue of Monograph for our subscribers: it documents Bibliothèque’s exhibition design for the current Dieter Rams show at the Design Museum…

The Design Museum’s Dieter Rams exhibition, Less and More, was designed by the London-based studio and our special edition of Monograph documents some of that work, creating a unique record of this important show.

In creating the exhibition graphics, Bibliothèque took the view that Rams’ product design sensibility is essentially a graphic one – that many of his objects resemble graphic design made, as it were, flesh.

The show features large wall graphics created from illustrations of the controls and interfaces of some of Rams’ most famous pieces.

“Each section is delineated by partitions that use product elements such as speaker grilles, calculator layouts and hi-fi interfaces relevant to each story” the studio explains.

“In each case we removed elements by routing away the geometric shapes of the products: the effect is as if the product has been deconstructed and rescaled beyond the intended proportions.”

Monograph is Creative Review’s award-winning 20-page A5 booklet containing extra content which is exclusive to CR subscribers.

To subscribe in time to get the Dieter Rams/Bibliothèque Monograph with our next issue, go here.

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams is at the Design Museum until 7 March 2010.

Less and More exhibition team:

Design:
Tim Beard
Jonathon Jeffrey
Mason Wells
Tom Munckton
Adam Barclay
Mike White

Curator:
Alex Newson

Project manager:
Melanie Spencer

Production:
Richard Greenwood

Photography:
Tom Brown

Special thanks:
Deyan Sudjic
Mark Adams
Dieter Rams

bibliothequedesign.com

 

 

 

  • Joseph Carter

    What an absolutely blooming beautiful thing.

  • Mark Batley

    Cool and deceptively simple.

  • Ooh-la-la!

  • Gotta love bibliothèque’s work.

  • Lovely job, hats off to Bibliothèque.

  • nice work, well done mike.

  • woow realy nice!