Brothers in arms, and design ...

The Bouroullec brothers are a family name synonymous with good design.   For years the French duo have been using their skills to apply to projects which have been praised for their innovation and simplicity.

One of the stars of the 2009 documentary Objectified (a film I highly recommend, a fascinating expose into how industrial design impacts our lives and its place in our society),  Ronan Bouroullec says:

I don’t believe that design is really provoking a huge change is society, it’s more that we deal with everyday objects and every day furniture and I think one of the more important responsibilities is to find a clever way to produce this through manufacturing process, either if its industry or craft and one of our responsibilities is to express a certain flavour that exists into a manufacturing process and it’s the same thing when you make some cooking every day, I mean, if you cook badly you’ll get a bad meal.

Now, exposed to the public are all facets of the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.  Presented as a bound volume of sketches in retrospective titled Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Drawing, it retraces every stage of their career, from beginning to their latest works.  The volume is part of an exhibition taking place at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs called  Momentane based on the brothers’ 15 year career.

Momentané runs until September 1 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Available at KE-ZU are the traditionally woven patterned rugs Losanges and Losanges II designed by the Bouroullecs for Spanish manufacturer nanimarquina.  Losanges II in black and white forms part of the new range available from Nanimarquina – more information is available here!

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