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07 May 2014

Aram's design and architecture library

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Thomas Heatherwick, Ron Arad and Zaha Hadid are among 80 architects and designers to nominate a book for Aram's new pop-up library. As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the design store has invited the well-known industry stars to select a book that has inspired them or influenced their career.

From tomorrow 8 May, the collection of books will be collated into a library that will be open for the public to browse at London’s Aram Store on Drury Lane; quotes from the nominators, who also include Amanda Levete, David Chipperfield and John Sorrell, will run alongside.

Some of the books nominated include Le Corbusier’s Towards a New Architecture, chosen by Norman Foster, and Lucien Hervé’s Architecture of Truth, picked by John Pawson; Paul Smith, meanwhile, chose a book written by Pawson, A Visual Inventory (below - published by Phaidon).

The library will be open to the public until 29 October 2014, after which the books will be donated to a design/architecture school.

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