Bench Is Music Player By Day, Lighting Display By Night
Bibliophonie allows library patrons to enjoy music and other stimuli as a form of public art
Benches are a public place on which to do some private thinking, reading, or people-watching. They populate most countries, are easily found in parks, bus stops, or any given avenue. However, their function is limited to sitting, absorbing the atmosphere already present. One French public art project is changing how library patrons enjoy a public bench. French designer Isabelle Daëron created Bibliophonie, a bench that creates sound and text for the entertainment of those who happen to sit at it.