room divider or wallpiece by THIERRY JEANNOT, Mexico 2010
MATERIALS: reclaimed PET plastic bottles, colored, aluminium, perspex and rubber construction,
SIZE: various dimensions and color-schemes can be commissioned and handcrafted to space requirements
limited edition of 8
Jeannot's art-design pieces are constructed from hundreds of plastic bottles meticulously selected, cut and reassembled as an exceptional object. They shift our preconceptions about the value of materials. The pieces are a result of Jeannot’s over 20 year-long research into the PET material and its characters and origins within the trash system in Mexico City. His chandeliers and objects are handcrafted over a period of a few months. The artists achieves a true transformation of those specimen of plastic into a luxury object, hear a room divider. They have a strong effect on the public eye in the sense of ‘what you see is not what you get’. Its an art-design piece about Illusion. Jeannot's pieces carry the message: Waste is Luxury. Plastic is valuable and plastic waste is destroying us. Thierry's work has additionally a social aspect. He incorporates disadvantaged people within Mexico City in teaching them to find the right type of bottles and rescue them from trash and in involving them in various aspects within the construction process. This work has changed many lives and given new hope.