Cécile Vignau

the rocking
bench

— made with Benjamin Poilvé,
Grégoire Schaller and Laura Villey
— workshop at ENSCI-Les Ateliers
with Jacques Lecoq theatre school
— metal, poplar plywood and climbing rope
— Paris, 2014
© photos : V. Huygues


This curious bench was created during a special workshop at ENSCI-Les Ateliers with three designers and four actors from the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School. During two weeks, we were invited to experiment materials, liaise with the actors and together, design an object for the stage. We suggested this funny bench, a mix between a rocking horse and a sled, that invites comedians to find a game of balance.