Libri by Michaël Bihain for Swedese, 2008.
Libri received the '+1 Award' at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, "Best New Product Design 2008". Libri is a storage solution suitable for our nomadic lifestyle. Libri shelf can be used as a single unit attached to the wall. It can also be combined with addtional Libri shelves assembled in width along the wall or right out from the wall as a room divider or even back to back to become a free standing shelving system. The legs are adjustable in height for uneven floors, and they can be adjusted after the shelf/shelves has/have been attached to the wall or to each other. White or black lacquered ash wood. Dimensions: Height 227cm/89.4",Width 38cm/15", Depth 29,5cm/11.6". This is a custom made product. Made in Sweden.
|Having trained both as a butcher and carpenter, Michael Bihain studied Interior Design at the St Luc Institute in Liège and Hull University. Following his studies he opens his studio BihainProd in London.
He is currently working with different editors (Swedese, OBoe, Aqus…) on the development of furniture design and accessories. Michaël Bihain also produces some of his work: notably his ‘Ondine’ park bench. Alongside his professional career as a designer and Interior Architect, Michael is teaching at the St Luc Institute in Liege.
|In 2007 Michael’s Mosquito chair is nominated for the Design report Award of Milan, he receives the cultural prize ‘Coup d’Eclat’, and he wins the ParckDesign competition in collaboration with Belgian architect Cédric Callewaert.
His work is regularly featured in international exhibitions. The Design Museum in Seoul has some of his creations in its permanent collection.
Michael’s designs are a symbiosis of contemporary lifestyle and collective memory. A characteristic element of his research is the obviousness of the lines obtained.