‘Super Contemporary’ celebrated the creative spirit of London at the Design Museum. At Super Contemporary’s heart were fifteen new commissions from some of the city’s most acclaimed creatives, including Paul Smith, Thomas Heatherwick and BarberOsgerby. Their brief was to give something back to the metropolis where they made their name; their designs reflect acute and varied observations on London life.
A media-rich timeline, beginning in the 1960’s and charting defining moments in architecture, fashion, product design and communication, tells of pivotal events and key figures. The design of the timeline had to be flexible, allowing for new content to be added, right up to the point of installation.
The display system was also used as the basis for all marketing and supporting print material. Bibliothèque worked in close collaboration with furniture designer Martino Gamper and senior curator Daniel Charney.