Forgotten to pack your summer read for your holiday? Not a problem if you’re on holiday in the South of France this summer. Designer Matali Crasset has installed a mobile library on the beach of La Romaniquette in d’Istres, France.
Forgotten to pack your summer read for your holiday? Not a problem if you’re in the South of France this summer. Designer Matali Crasset has installed a mobile library on the beach of La Romaniquette in d’Istres, France.
Called the Bibliothèque de Plage, the simple yet colorful structure is made from steel, wood and tarpaulin, and features large alcoves to shade visitors from the midday sun while they read from a selection of over 300 books. Crasset has even stocked the library with titles that inspired her portable and sunshine-bright structure, such as The Poetics of Space by philosopher Gaston Bachelard and Things: A Story of the Sixties by filmmaker and novelist Georges Perec.
“It’s vivid and enticing. It has to be colorful because I love color but not fluorescent. The color orange, for me, represents the presence of all the energy, creativity and imagination you get in the books. When you read a book you want a transformation, a kind of energy or capacity to go elsewhere,” explained Crasset to Disegno recently.
Keep watching the site for our forthcoming Futurist report on The Strategy of Color. The library will remain open until September 15 at La Romaniquette beach in d’Istres, Southern France. – Samantha Fox
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