Interior installation design is completed designed by the designer Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with the textile company Kvadrat. They have created the interior installation called the Textile Field installation design at the Victoria & Labert Museum which is based in London.
Interior Installation Design Review
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with the textile company Kvadrat have completed designed an installation intended for Victoria & Albert Museum which is based in London. This museum installation is called the Textile Field Installation.
The Victorian & Albert Museum invited the architects to intervene in any space which they wanted within the Museum during the London Design Festival. Its result is the Textile Field, an installation 30 meters long and 8 meters wide which takes over 240 square meters of the floor of the famous Raphael Cartoons Gallery.
Their intention is to propose a different, casual approach to freely the experience what can be quite intimidating environment, such as a museum. An invitation to lascivious reverie. The architect conceived an expansive, colored foam and textile piece with the gentle inclinations to produce a sensual field on which to comfortably lounge while meditating on the surrounding Raphael Cartoons. Everyone can immerse into this temporary installation, for minute, an hour or more, that is the idea. No efforts, no apprehension just contemplation.
Interior Installation Architect Background
Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for about ten years now. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence with the intention to reach more balance and fineness.
Today, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers, namely Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini and more recently Flos and Mattiazzi. At the same time, they maintain an experimental activity which is essential to the development of their work at Galerie kreo, Paris, where four exhibitions of their designs have been held between 2001 and 2010. They also embark on occasional architectural projects such as the Maison flottante (“Floating House”) in 2006 or the Camper stores in Paris and Copenhagen (2009) and the Casa Camper Hotel’s restaurant, Dos Palillos, in Berlin (2010).
Voted Designers of the Year at the Salon du Meuble in 2002, their other awards include the Grand Prix du Design (Paris, 1998), the New Designer Award at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF New York, 1999), the Finn-Juhl Prize (Copenhagen, 2008), the Danish Design Award (Copenhagen, 2010) and more recently the Designer of the Year award for Now! Maison & Objet (Paris, 2011). Additionally, the Facett collection manufactured by Ligne Roset and the Worknest office edited by Vitra both won the “Best of the Best” Red Dot Design Award, respectively in 2005 and 2008. In 2009, the Vegetal chair won the ICFF award for outdoor furniture.
Several exhibitions have been devoted to their work. These were showcased at the Design Museum, London (2002), at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and La Piscine, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Roubaix (all in 2004), at the Villa Noailles, Hyeres (2008) and at the Grand Hornu, Belgium (2009). Designs of the Bouroullecs are part of select international museums’ collections such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the architecture center Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The Centre Pompidou Metz will welcome them to do a major monographic exhibition from October 7th until the summer 2012.
Two monographs books have been published about the design of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec – Catalogue de Raison (Paris: Images Modernes / Kreo, 2002) and Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, (Paris: Phaidon, 2003).
Visit the Bouroullec website – here.
Photos: © Studio Bouroullec & V&A Images, Victoria and Albert Museum.