Eff Libilbéhéty is a designer based between Amsterdam and Brussels. After obtaining their Bachelor’s in Graphic Design (2014), they worked as both a graphic designer and creative director. Currently, Eff studies Architectural Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
Their practice is enigmatic and utilizes socio-anthropological concepts to both challenge the status-quo and engender the rethought of the design process. Using medium as graphic design, sound landscape, moving images, spatial design or sculpture, their work encourages the questioning of individual and collective engagement with the « everyday » through blurring the lines between subjectivity and objectivity. This acts to demonstrate that humans and their interaction with the object are as significant as the object itself.
The relationships between nomadism and stasis, culture and technology, order and chaos, are themes flirted with to hold up a proverbial mirror to society. This mirror intends to force reflection on what we consider in/organic and what is merely de/re/socially constructed.
Eff’s raw, candid and angular aesthetic screams « F/ck Your Discomfort » and instead intends to confront the viewer with their own culpability.
‘Talented Interior Design’, AIT and Sto-Foundation, Hamburg (DE), 2020
‘Rietveld Uncut’ (online), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), 2020
‘Open Day Pavilion’, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), 2020
‘Rietveld Uncut’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), 2019
‘From Anywhere to Anywhere’, Maison des Arts de Schaerbeek, Brussels (BE), 2019
‘Synesthesia’, Garden of Georges Labit Museum, Toulouse (FR), 2018
‘Train de Vie’, Silver Owl, Périgueux (FR), 2018
‘X-Art’, Barallel, Toulouse (FR), 2018
‘Synesthesia’, Garden of Georges Labit Museum, Toulouse (FR), 2017
‘Drift’, Garden of Les Abattoirs Museum, Toulouse (FR), 2017
‘Les Croisées Créatives’, Radio Radio, Toulouse (FR), 2017
‘Urban Jungle’, Le Connexion, Toulouse (FR), 2017
‘Como Pedro por Mi Casa’, International Festival of Illustrated Books, Barcelone (ES), 2017
‘Train de Vie’, Ombres Blanches, Toulouse (FR), 2016
‘Les Croisées Créatives’, Lieu-Commun, Toulouse (FR), 2016
‘Déconstruction’, Le Connexion, Toulouse (FR), 2016
‘Human, oh too human’ (contributor with Tania Phuong), AIT Magazine, AIT-Dialog (DE), 2021
‘Géométrisation’ (author), six volume, self-edited (FR), 2018
‘Enigmatic’ (author), one volume, self-edited (FR), 2017
‘Sensibilité géométrique’ (author), one volume, self-edited (FR), 2015
‘Portrait Sonore’, Aparté , Toulouse (FR), 2017