Pompidou, Metz, Bivouac, Clouds, Kvadrat, Vegetal Chair, Vitra, Slow Chair, Cappellini, Axor Bouroullec, bathroom, room divider, Lianes, Algues, kilim, Flos, Piani, rug, organic, modular, Ninamarquina, playful, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
I am a fan of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the top-design team brothers from Brittany. Now the Bouroullecs have their first major retrospective in France, at the Pompidou-Metz, the new annex of the Parisian Pompidou Modern Art Center. This happens to be right next to my French home town, so I just had the chance to visit the fabulous 1,000 square meters Bivouac exhibition. The collection features an assortment of Bouroullec’s designs produced by famous manufacturers such as Vitra, Alessi, Kartell, Kvadrat, Ninamarquina, Axor… the list goes on. Visitors wandering around the gallery move between prototypes and finished objects, mass-produced and hand-crafted works. It is possible to sit on some chairs and couches, which makes the experience even more personal.