Near the newly-constructed L’Autre Lieu library in Bretagne, France sits a clever little bench that isn’t your typical resting spot. Called the Bibliophonie, the bench dispenses sound, text and light to people passing by. Isabelle Daeron designed the public art project so that during the day, people can press a button to hear open-source music and texts, which are curated and rotated by the staff working inside the library. At night, the bench acts as public lighting and a signal for the building. The result is an inviting space that acts as an enticement to explore the library and as a public gathering spot that connects people with the local community.
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