ronan + erwan bouroullec: textile field for kvadrat ronan + erwan bouroullec: textile field for kvadrat
sep 15, 2011

ronan + erwan bouroullec: textile field for kvadrat

‘textile field’ by ronan + erwan bouroullec for kvadrat all photos © studio bouroullec and V&A images, victoria and albert museum

french designers ronan and erwan bouroullec present ‘textile field’ a collaborative project with danish textile company kvadrat  on the occasion of london design week 2011.

installed at the victoria & albert museum, the duo was asked to intervene within any of the institution’s spaces for the project. the result is a 30 meter long, 8 meter wide installation which takes over the 240 meter square floor of the raphael cartoons gallery.

‘our intention is to propose a different, casual approach to freely experience what can be a quite intimidating environment, such as a museum. we conceived an expansive, colored foam and textile piece with gentle inclinations to produce a sensual field on which to comfortably lounge while meditating on the surrounding gallery. everyone can immerse within this temporary installation, for a minute, an hour or more. that is the idea. no efforts, no apprehension, just contemplation.‘ – ronan + erwan bouroullec

see designboom’s preview article of ‘textile field’ here.

general view

upholstered foam pieces are arranged at inclinations, offering an expansive installation whereby one can rest and contemplate

up close

detail

the field is composed of blue and green hues

process video 

  • I think this flooring design is pretty imaginative! The concept behind it and the execution is really well put together.

    L & S Carpet Flooring says:
  • It is very exclusive. You must be a man wearing black and dark denim to be allowed on it.

    Jack says:
  • So cool and relaxing!

    Dario says:
  • I can’t remember the last time I was so unimpressed

    why isn’t there a yawn emoticon anyway?

    dbkii says:
  • I agree, this installation is unimpressive.

    Ben says:
  • why isn’t there a retard icon for people who have no idea what they are talking about

    a says:
  • Ben and dbkii have you actually been to the V&A to experience it? Or are your comments made solely on this selection of photographs?

    I am going to the V&A on Monday specifically to experience this installation and also to hear the boys explain it for themselves. I have a funny feeling I will not be underwhelmed as your good selves have been.

    Different ways of contemplating art are few and far between in galleries, so any new way of encouraging viewers to stay a while and savour a particular piece of art or exhibit can only be a good thing.

    dextersdragon says:
  • I agree – bloody boring as all hell.

    beentheredonethat says:
  • i like this verry much , nice work !

    spe says:
  • Nice idea and usage, but very uninterestingly executed. Kvadrad must be pleased about color bars, though.

    ece says:
  • This is rubbish. They have messed up. Out of all of the options available to them in the brief. This is rubbish. Standing up is not difficult. If you find a museum intimidating then don’t go to one. Paintings are not hung on walls to be viewed from the floor. Stupid design wank

    Phil says:

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