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 set 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.

Finalist of Prix COAL 2017 and awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018, Isabelle Daëron works in collaboration with two designers: Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle and Floriane Roué, interior designer graduated from Ensad.

Studio Idaë operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research. It cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Leroy Merlin, Orange, Suez environnement, Lesieur, etc.), municipalities (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: a fountain for the City of Rennes, the project Aéro-Seine, a cooling point for the City of Paris, as well as new window display for Hermès International and Hermès Japan.

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