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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2016


Cyl represents the antithesis of the cold, technical office environment and aims to create a haven of peace and strength by focussing on tradition. Solid wood emphasises the clean lines of the system with its smooth planes, structural frame and cylindrical elements. As a rather uncommon material in office settings, solid wood conveys a handcrafted, natural aesthetic and infuses a touch of emotion into the look and feel of the workplace.

The Cyl system encompasses different tables and a sofa with side and back panels in various heights. As an intentionally 'analogue' system, Cyl is suited for basic workspaces and meeting environments in which there is a desire for reductive aesthetics with a sensuous appeal.

This product was designed by
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec live and work in Paris. Their oeuvre ranges from small everyday objects to architectural projects. They have worked with Vitra since 2000 and have contributed numerous designs to both the office and home collections.
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