By conceiving of three by-products, David Dubois (1971) has opted for three aesthetic hybrid transformations of objects which recycle dressmaking, gardening and design.

Chênavélos

The Bike tree situated in the park is an oak-wood trunk placed horizontally on the ground in order to interact with the environment. It has two support functions which place it at the limit of the found object. Its principle function is for bikes but it also becomes a lifeline for plants which try to take root in it.

David Dubois
Chênavélos, 2006
Oak and peaks
ø 40 x 400 cm each
Commission and Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Production 2006 with the support of the Administration des Bâtiments Publics
© Photos: Rémi Villaggi

Banc-d’eau

The concrete Earth bench and the cedar-wood Water bench give Dubois the opportunity to introduce the essence of nature, cleverly camouflaged as seating, into the parameters of the building, thus confirming the crucial dialogue which occurs between the inside and the outside of the edifice.

David Dubois
Banc-d’eau, 2005-2006
Cedar, zinc, water pump
55 x 200 x 45 cm each
Commission and Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Production 2006 with the support of the Administration des Bâtiments Publics
© Photos: Rémi Villaggi

Bancs-terre

David Dubois
Bancs-terre, 2006
Bench in zinc and concrete
55 x 200 x 45 cm each
Commission and Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Production 2006 with the support of the Administration des Bâtiments Publics
© Photo: Elisa Baiocchi

Currently at Mudam

The artworks Chênavélos and bancs-terre by David Dubois are permanently on show at Mudam.