Bench 4: Jacqueline Le Bleu
This bench will form part of 50+20’s Emerging Benchmarks mobile exhibit and prototyping platform, where management education FOR the world can be prototyped, demonstrated and shared during RIO+20.
- Name: Jacqueline Le Bleu
- Occupation: Furniture Designer
- Country / City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bench Design & Materials
Jacqueline Le Bleu makes spectacular furniture using recycled wood and upcycled books. Her book bench is a colourful and fun object with a strong message about recycling and renewing knowledge.
Biography: (short CV)
1985 Academy of modern art in Rotterdam
1985-94 Autonomous artist
Design & Concept of materials:
With the use of books out of their usual context, I create an optical illusion: a bench made of books, strong enough to sit on. The re-use of plywood and books makes it environmental-friendly. The carefully aggregated book covers tell their own stories.
Philosophy: Books always have been the carriers of knowledge and fiction. These days books are more and more replaced by digital media – the book bench is a tribute to the bearers of our intellectual heritage.