Aquarium Phone Booth

How cool is this phone booth that’s been turned into an aquarium. The aquarium was designed by Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino and was a street installation forming part of the Lyon Light Festival in France.

The designers said about the piece “With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused. We rediscover this glass cage transformed into an aquarium, full of exotically coloured fish; an invitation to escape and travel.

There is something about fish, even swimming in a phone booth that is very peaceful. The artists are right though, telephone boxes are so redundant these days you really only see them in films where the lead character is being chased by someone runs into a phone box that isn’t working and shouts for help while frantically jangling the receiver.

Come to think of it phone boxes never worked, at least as aquariums they serve a purpose. Is it art though?


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