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The Bouroullec Brothers

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Brothers Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) were born outside Quimper, France, in Brittany and have emerged as the most successful and innovative French industrial designers since Philippe Starck. Though much of their work revolves around innovative uses of plastic, other designs like the Steelwood chair for Magis and Quilt sofa for Established and Sons explore a variety of materials. Of their work, the Vegetal Chair, Slow Chair, Alcove series, and Algue for Vitra; the Striped chair for Magis; and Facet series of chairs and sofas for Ligne Roset are amongst their most famous designs. Though just in their 30s, the pair have ascended to the heights of design stardom, making them that rare creature--a designer who simultaneously amongst the most popular and amongst the most talented.
 

bouroullec erwan and ronan clouds wall decor

Clouds

Being at one with nature doesn’t necessarily mean having to leave the comfort of your living room. French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec give shape to new terrestrial and airborne elements to transform your living room into the great beyond.

The individual textile components in Clouds combine to form a conceptual cumulus
on the wall, or you can spread them into a cirrus drifting across your ceiling.

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Facett

The brothers Bouroullec conceived the angular Facett range much like a piece of origami—its unique stitched cover unfolding into a single sheet. It’s available in a range of fabrics, and the stitching can also be specified.

Metal Side Table Vitra

Metal Side Table

Designed in 2004, this piece features high-gloss and powder-coated moulded and welded sheet steel, and felt glides. Available in three sizes.

The brothers Bouroullec have deconstructed the standard sofa in favor of a softer profile, equal parts deflated soccer ball, puffy coat, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Though the soft bowl-shaped seat is comfortable to sink into, a fiberglass shell, ste

Quilt Couch

The brothers Bouroullec have deconstructed the standard sofa in favor of a softer profile, equal parts deflated soccer ball, puffy coat, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Though the soft bowl-shaped seat is comfortable to sink into, a fiberglass shell, steel frame, and individual foam inserts beneath Quilt’s stretch fabric upholstery will keep you from drowning in turtle soup. establishedandsons.com
 

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Vegetal Chair

Settle into Vegetal, a plastic chair whose seat is modeled after trees in 19th-century gardens that were pruned into functional furniture. It works both indoors and out, providing the ideal repose to sit and watch the clouds roll by.

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