Jean-Sébastien Poncet of ÉSÉ – ÉDITION SOUS ÉTIQUETTE presents a series of abstracted wooden animals based on an extremely simple concept. Pieces of wood, cut in simple geometries, are put together in order to create archetypal animal forms, a doe, cow, bull, rabbit or a stag. The resulting objects recall the impromptu toys of our childhood, when a few pieces of wood and a lot of imagination resulted in endless creative play-time and improvising narratives.
The Animali Domesticki series form a beautiful home accessory or children’s toy. However Jean-Sébastien Poncet decided to make the series a bit more intriguing by scaling up one of the series elements, and thus creating Mon Gros Lapin (My Big Bunny), an oversized bunny made in exactly the same technique. The bunny is no longer a toy, and thus the intention of Animali Domesticki becomes clear, to ‘…to create a narration tool, an open-door to the imaginary’ (Jean-Sébastien Poncet).
ÉSÉ – ÉDITION SOUS ÉTIQUETTE present recent projects at Maison & Objet, NOW! Design à vivre, HALL 8, STAND L17, January 21-25, 2011.