Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2011
Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring theme in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. L'Oiseau, an avian figure of archaic simplicity, is reminiscent of the unpretentious artefacts of Nordic folk art. Its sleek form attractively enriches contemporary interiors without the cuteness or even tackiness so commonly associated with animal figures.
L'Oiseau is available as a wooden bird made of milled maple and sanded to a smooth finish, as a ceramic figure with uniquely handcrafted characteristics, glazed in a choice of colours, or as an object cut and milled from cork, a lightweight material with a soft pleasant feel.
How L'Oiseau Is Made in Ceramic
The decorative ceramic figure L'Oiseau is hand crafted in a process requiring several different steps. The film provides a brief insight into the complex fabrication of this accessory designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Video: Marek Iwicki, DER ACHTE OZEAN
Music: Volodymyr Antoniv
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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