Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2011
L'Oiseau by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, an avian figure of archaic simplicity, is reminiscent of the unpretentious artefacts of Nordic folk art. Its form attractively enriches interiors without the cuteness or even tackiness so commonly associated with animal figures. The figure is milled from a single block of the natural lightweight material cork with its characteristic irregular surface pattern and soft and pleasant texture. The limited and numbered edition of L'Oiseau in cork is available in addition to the existing versions in maple or ceramic.
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, or as a ceramic figure in a choice of colours. Considerable craftsmanship goes into the fabrication of each piece, making it a unique object with individual characteristics.
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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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