ISSUE 4  |  Shades of White

Restaurant Visit: V & A Reading Room in London

January 25, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

For the imbibing bibliophile: the recently opened Victoria & Albert Reading Room in South Kensington, which combines wine bar and bookstore and offers a constantly changing range of more than 1,000 new and vintage titles (categories include biography, fiction, and history, in addition to the V&A’s established strengths in design, fashion, and art). London interiors doyen David Collins consulted on the design, and Lucy Woodward created the graphics. Photos via the London Design Guide.

Above: The shop features the iconic 606 Universal Shelving System, designed by Dieter Rams in 1960, from German company Vitsoe.

Above: Deborah Bowness' Genuine Fake Bookshelf wallpaper.