Selections from the Press Release:
For Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, working with galleries is a chance to breathe outside the usual constraints that characterise their enthusiastic contribution to industrial design.
The disturbing, long black lamp, invents a pivoting principle that leans on the ceiling. It moves like a living organism, like a three-headed hydra. The exaggerated diameter evokes the imposing size of Venetian chandeliers.
The moulded polyester tables, with their synthetic appearance, are huge monolithic shapes that are barely off the ground. Their white and unreal aspect makes them seem like floating ice floes.
Just as impressive in terms of dimension (4m wide, 2.20m high), the screen is more of a « fabric wall » than a mobile separation. One is seduced by these patches of wool in abstract, geometric, stitched shapes in clashing colours. The design of the aluminium chassis on which these huge wool covers are “placed” reminds us of a saddle maker’s workshop with skins hanging on metal trestles.
These four objects do not constitute a collection by any means as they were all designed at different times. However, they do represent the constant research of the Bouroullec brothers into the notion of the “quality of the atmosphere”. The use of fabric is one answer. In this case, it is a vehicle for colour, and the huge, flat, monochrome surfaces bring to mind abstract paintings.
Exhibition, by Ronan y Erwan Bouroullec, at Kreo Gallery in Paris, via: Arkinetia
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“Inspired by the linear, well-defined structure of vintage chairs. Papyrus combines a translucent structure with a very fine vertical ridged pattern, which covers the outer surface of the rounded backrest, with its soft, enveloping design”.
Papyrus, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, for Kartell
Simple set of chairs exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair
Brio, by Mikiya Kobayashi, for Mikiya Kobayashi Design
B-LINE has come up with some furniture using a special manufacturing technique. The bending of 3mm thick aluminum sheets like paper, yields the origami line. The Icon bar stool (we like the name) is horizontally stackable and comes in a range of colors, for those who invest a lot of time in this activity.
Icon Bar Stool, by Matthias Demacker, for B-LINE
It’s a very hi-tech, high status office chair, but we think Silver, a new range of chairs from Interstuhl fits very well into the home environment, perfect for those who work remotely.
Silver, by Interstuhl
When moving house, don’t throw away your Carlo Mollino table.
This 1949 design classic fetched a record price at auction. The table, whose presale estimate was $150,000 to $200,000, was part of the collection of Greek art collector Dakis Joannou according to the New York Times — the buyer’s identity was not disclosed.
Table, $3.8 million (sold at auction), by Carlo Mollino, at Christie’s
The Billy shelf by Ikea is sold in heaps — it’s white and dull, but this little insert will make Billy wilder.
Billy Wilder, by Designer, for Ding 3000
A horizontally stackable trestle for various table tops — twisted.
Bock, by Anke Bernotat, for Bernotat