Bibliothèque, headed by Tim Beard, Jonathon Jeffrey and Mason Wells, has been producing captivating design solutions since 2003. Their creative work is underpinned by conceptual thinking, meticulous attention to detail and innovative production, while they specialise in corporate identity, brand consulting, printed literature, marketing and exhibition design.
“Do good work. For us the quality of the work coming out of our studio is THE most important thing, above all else. You are only as good as your last job. Sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked by commercial requirements, but for us the number one principle is absolute commitment to work of the highest quality. We try not to stray from that,” this London-based design consultancy told Wallpaper magazine.
Subtle and minimalist, their work has been described as “a cache of cleanly executed and highly considered project work”. Some of Bibliothèque’s most prolific work has been in exhibition design. In 2009 they designed the Dieter Rams Retrospective at the Design Museum. Keeping the gallery as open as possible to reflect the linear development of many of the products, they extrapolated key visual elements from a selection of the products, such as speaker grilles, calculator layouts, hi-fi interfaces etc. This helped organise the exhibition space and illustrate stories behind the development of the products. Bibliothèque also developed the exhibition and marketing for the first major survey of Le Corbusier’s work, which went on to become the Barbican Gallery’s most successful show of the past 10 years.
Other highlights in Bibliothèque’s portfolio include:
- The 2007 exhibition design at the Tate Modern celebrating the crossover between the painting and films of Salvador Dali.
- An installation at the British Council’s UK Shanghai pavilion by Thomas Heatherwick.
- The production of the exhibition graphics and marketing concepts for Super Contemporary, one of the UK’s biggest design exhibitions of 2009.
- Boasting Nike, Adidas, Sony, Motorola, Missy Elliot, the Design Museum, the Barbican Gallery, Nokia and the British Library among their clients.
- Regularly offering industry experience and lecturing at a number of academic institutions.