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Project type: Furniture


Location: World


Time: 2008


Photos: hiepler, brunier photography

Transitional fossils are evolutionary biological organisms featuring characteristics of two groups of living beings. However, they are not straightly related to these two groups, they could even be close relatives. Therefore, transitional fossils are also titled intermediate form or transitional form. Thus, they are organisms which unite characters of phylogenetic older and phylogenetic younger biological groups.


Looking at the Bibliolounge from an evolutionary creative point of view, it is caught between the principles of an orthogonal and a free form vocabulary.
Within the object, the creative hubris leads the user to a surprising and sensible experience.


The volumetric body consists of stained multiplex boards that are fixed to the mitre joint. The seating surface of the volume is milled into the wood following the body shape of the client. This creates an ergonomic topography of the seat area and is emphasized by the layers of multiplex boards and becomes clearly readable. For preserving the surface, eight layers of transparent painting are applied.


The creative hubris positions itself in a functional ambiguity. As indicated by the name, the object fulfils the ambitious reader’s desire to be idle surrounded by his loved books. For GRAFT, the Bibliolounge is the realized object of their own evolution of design. Linguistically, the name of the object is reflected by the tradition of the French language. Evolving from “bibliothèque” and “chaise lounge”, the object is called Bibliolounge.