Roughly translated, the french word, Jolie-laide means beautiful-ugly.  Inspired by the beauty of nature and compelled by the ugly truth of what is happening to so much of it, DeKeyser designed the trio of tables, Jolie-laide. The aim is to create an object that, in an evocative and effective way, will help raise awareness and revenue for organizations fighting to protect wildlife.

Roughly translated, the french word, Jolie-laide means beautiful-ugly.

Inspired by the beauty of nature and compelled by the ugly truth of what is happening to so much of it, DeKeyser designed the trio of tables, Jolie-laide. The aim is to create an object that, in an evocative and effective way, will help raise awareness and revenue for organizations fighting to protect wildlife.

MATERIAL:
Constructed from materials that emulate changing environments, each table tangibly exposes the ugly reality of what is happening to, and within, habitats across the globe.

form of a tiger - fluid and lean

form of a tiger - fluid and lean

gait of a polar bear - wide & bowed

gait of a polar bear - wide & bowed

heft of a rhino - dramatic & bold

heft of a rhino - dramatic & bold

FORM:
Magnificent in scale and minimal by design, each table  echoes the silhouette of an endangered species.

Dimensions   L x W x H
126 x 48 x 29 inches (320 x 212.9 x 73.7 centimeters)