"Joe" is the masterpiece of the "mobilier de compagnie" collection created by Ibride in France.
Ibride, pronounced “e-breed,” is created by a French family in the south of France. The archival imagery is inspired by their travels as well as their local environment. The word ‘ibride’ itself is a play on words meaning ‘hybrid’, and the pieces combine a dual purpose of serving as sturdy and functional trays and furniture, but more often they are used as decorative art to accent home decor.
Through magical imagery and intricate lattice work, iBride simultaneously creates a modern and yet nostalgic feeling. Each tray and piece of furniture is constructed using a turn-of-the-century process. The construction process uses a high-pressure laminate with a pre-recycled wood core.’
Measuring 45″ H x 81″ L x 33″ W, the intricate lattice work in “Joe’s” frame would offer a unique dwelling place for many books and treasures.
The bookshelf is made of white laminated wood and its production is limited to 50 pieces. This website at http://www.joethepolarbear.com shows the various locations of each piece throughout the world.