ronan + erwan bouroullec: ready made curtain for kvadrat
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jan 15, 2013
ronan + erwan bouroullec: ready made curtain for kvadrat


‘ready made curtain’ by ronan and erwan bouroullec for kvadrat
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 

kvadrat has been doing extensive research into the domestic curtain, an area which is often overlooked. working together with ReD associates,
they investigated the solutions currently available on the market and analyzed their function in relation to the actual requirements of the homeowner.
upon conclusion of their research, the danish textile company approached ronan and erwan bouroullec to develop a simple hanging system
which would be suitable for all windows.

 

the result is ‘ready made curtain’, a design which involves the participation of the owner in its making – an easy-to-install framework which employs
minimal components: a hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs and your choice of kvadrat fabric; and little skill for installation. here, the hanging cord
stands in as a replacement for traditional curtain pole, and is housed within a winding mechanism. the method in which strings are strung to a guitar
and the tension they create informed this element, allowing users to adjust the taughtness as needed, as well as making the drape easily adaptable
to any window.

 

the ambition was to create a new system that allows anyone to install a quality curtain in record time. little skill and few tools are needed,
margin for error has been considered and perfection isn’t an absolute requirement. in fact, the charm of the imperfect in opposition to the
overly sanitized interior, is something we believe in
,’ say ronan and erwan bouroullec. ‘we wanted to escape a hi-tech situation,
but we didn’t want to make something rustic or heavy either. we reflected on the popular method of fixing a poster to a wall,
just simply with a staple,
‘ they continue.

 

the  covering is available in two fabrics: a woolen and non-woven textile, each available in three colours – warm white, deep and pale blues and bright red –
which can be easily cut to the correct length. an extension kit is also available for windows. the ‘ready made curtain’ debuts at imm cologne 2013.

 

 


the window covering is available in a woolen and non-woven fabric
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


the fabric in the easy-to-install kit can be cut to the appropriate length by the homeowner
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


detail of the pegs
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


simple wooden pegs are used to hang the fabric from the hanging cord
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


installation of the ‘ready made curtain’
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


a hanging cord replaces the traditional curtain rod
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


blue variation
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 


image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 


red variation
image courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec / kvadrat

 

 

 


up close of the winding system in which users can control the tightness of the hanging cord
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ronan bouroullec at the presentation of ‘ready made curtain’ at imm cologne 2013
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‘ready made curtain’ by ronan and erwan bouroullec for kvadrat
video courtesy of kvadrat

 

 


‘ready made curtain’ kit components

 

 


studies for developing the winding mechanism of the cord

 

 


different peg explorations

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