The Ideas Box – A Library for Refugees

Libraries without Borders asked French designer Philippe Starck to create a pop-up library to serve refugees from the Congo.  What he and his team came up is a beautiful, functional set of information treasure chests called the Ideas Box.

Each set is comprised of four boxes – Connect, Learn, Play and Create -which contain among other things: 15 tablets and 4 laptops (internet connected), 50 e-readers and 5000 ebooks, 250 hardcopy books, a cinema modale, 5 HD cameras, board games, videos, craft materials and more. Tents and tables are also included.

Read more about it and check out the video!