Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Bouroullecs

Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come up with a number of interesting shedworking designs. Above is their Lit clos model (highlighted on Cabin Fever) made from painted birch plywood, steel, aluminium and altuglas which could be used as a home office both inside the home (if you had a big loft space) and outside in the garden. Here's what they say about it:
"It’s a box that’s sufficiently closed to accommodate a bed and the intimacy that it presupposes, and at the same time sufficiently open not to be claustrophobic. The box is on an architectural scale, between a bed and a bedroom. It uses techniques from furniture manufacture: painted plywood, soldered steel, and above all there’s the DIY assembly of the kind that you get with a piece of Ikea furniture."
Along similar lines is the Polystyrene house below made from
strips of polystyrene, plywood, PVC, rubber, strings and plexiglas.And finally, more of a psychological shed, the Cabane, which as the Bouroullecs say "simply defines a perimeter" but is still very attractive, made from plastic, metal and of course, wool.Photos by Morgane Le Gall and Paul Tahon. There's also an eponymous book from Phaidon all about the brothers.

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