Monday, March 7, 2011


Who's used a phone booth recently? I can't think of the last time I stepped into one (on purpose). Thanks to lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino, the phone booth has a new life.

Taken to task to contribute to the annual Festival of Lights in Lyon, France, Benoit and Benedetto have transformed an unused phone booth into a living aquarium. The juxtaposition and intrigue this simple installation has generated gives new reason to re-examine modern day uses of abandoned and obsolete structures such as the lonely phone booth. With the right city works and community involvement, a world with street aquariums has an exciting future. Via: Good

The artists inspiration explained:

                          With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused. 
                          We rediscover this glass cage transformed into an aquarium, full of 
                          exotically colored fish; an invitation to escape and travel.

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