With the participation of RareBooksParis, BILL, Helen Van de Vloet, Scott Ponik, Le Cinema Club, OK-RM and others to come

8 July 2021 – 24 October 2021

Daybed presents an overview of the research of graphic designer Julie Peeters for the IN-DESIGN column. Her approach can be defined as “image-heavy”: it centres around the printed image, visual archives of pictures and the results they generate. BILL, the annual magazine she founded in 2017, is a sort of manifesto of Peeters’ obsessive investigation on the image, focusing exclusively on a chain of photographic stories and narratives, without text. 


This on-going interpretation of images is associated, in Peeters’ work, with a multidisciplinary approach. It takes form in the exhibition through an object with multiple functions, a furnishing element that becomes a platform of encounter and discussion with a series of guests. The process activated by this device will be returned to the status of image, captured by a camera that will monitor the evolution of the exhibition, and lastly documented in a publication.


RareBooksParis & Julie Peeters
Chapter 1
8/7 – 22/8/2021

@rarebooksparis is an Instagram account offering exactly what it claims: rare, out-of-print publications, hard-to-find, and some of fashion’s most collectable books. Shrouded in secrecy, the founder, and ex-fashion designer who used to work for Maison Margiela, uses neither IRL nor websites but rather select pages from inside each hand-sourced publication. These are posted on the @rarebooksparis IG page, accompanied by an e-mail address which customers can contact should they wish to make a purchase. 


With this biography the co-editor of the first chapter describes him/herself. A friendship that unfolded through printed matter, becomes a project that is a presentation of the Martin Margiela archives nelonging to RareBooksParis, a selection of which was also part of the third issue of BILL magazine. Through different materials such as original photographs, look books, items of clothing, accessories, magazine press clippings, photocopies and printing sheets, this exhibition creates a new context in which these fashion ephemera can be viewed. In addition, it is a further contribution to the exploration of the legacy of Martin Margiela, a Belgian fashion designer known for his deconstructive approach to clothing.



Daybed design: Alice Babini
With the support of Ufficio di Rappresentanza della Comunità Fiamminga e della Regione delle Fiandre presso l’Ambasciata del Belgio.