Studio Idaë


Urban design


Bibliophonies has been designed as part of a public commission on the construction of the library L’Autre Lieu in Le Rheu (35). The new building is located near a retirement home, a community center, a youth center, the town hall and shops. Therefore the project had to be an invitation to enter the building, it had also to be part of an itinerary connecting these meeting points.

Bibliophonies, Isabelle Daëron

Bibliophonies, sketch, 2013.


Bibliophonies is a bench that diffuses open source audio contents (music, texts, etc.). By pressing a button, passers trigger the sound diffusion. During the night Bibliophonies becomes public lighting and building signal.



The bench is connected to a database, located inside the library and updated regularly by the staff. In the medium term this sound library will be fed by audio contents made by city associations and students of the intercommunal music school.

Bibliophonies has been designed from durable materials in the public space: stainless steel, enameled steel, HPL. The project enhances bright colors provided from the enamelling technique.


Septembre 2014.
Dimensions: 3,50x2,50x1,70m
Materials: stainless steel, enamelled steel, HPL.
Photo credits: Philippe Henry.

Production team:
Prototype concept, Acier Design Création, Ardamez, BFP Cindar, Frédéric Mauclère.
Thanks to Xavier Bonsergent, Jérôme Deschamps, Lison Lissilour and the team of L'Autre Lieu, Mme Danielle Breton, Camille Drozdz (intern) and the City of Le Rheu.

City of Le Rheu (35)
Art public order for the public library of Le Rheu.


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Workshop: 70 rue Jean Bleuzen 92170 Vanves

Designer and research designer, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and Esad in Reims, Isabelle Daëron designs scenarios connecting natural ressources and habitability. Her multifaceted approach focus on the fields of product design, urban design and spatial design. Her projects put into perspective the importance of environmental issues and their scope of application (flows, mobility, public space).

Some of her works, gathered under the « Topiques » — Topique-eau, a rainwater harvester ; Topique-ciel, a sky mirror using rainwater ; Topique-feuilles, a leaves collector —received several awards: Lille design prize (2012), Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris (2013) and Audi Talents awards (2015). Isabelle Daëron’s work has been shown in France — Biennale internationale design in Saint-Étienne, D’Days in Paris and in the exhibition «Conversation(s) » at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris — and abroad — for the International Craft Design exhibition in Taipei, Grand-Hornu, CCA Kitakyushu in Japon, among others.

Awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018 and MONDES NOUVEAUX in 2021, Isabelle Daëron has founded Studio Idaë whose activity operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research.

Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle joined the studio in 2017, and works on urban design projects. Jonathan Roditi, product designer graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 and ENSAD in 2021, and Angèle Fourteau, product designer graduated from ECAL in 2017 joined the team in 2023.

Studio Idaë cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Maif, Leroy Merlin, Balsan, Laorus, Suez environnement, etc.), municipalities (City of Paris, City of Rennes, City of Saint-Galmier, City of Le Rheu, etc.) as well as manufacturers (Cristal Saint-Louis).

Today, the team is dedicated to three main projects: objects related to water in Celtic mythology for the Maison du Littoral in Ploumanac’h, the design of urban developments, as well as the development of new shop windows for Hermès International and Hermès Japon.

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