ronan + erwan bouroullec: theca sideboard for magis
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jun 07, 2013
ronan + erwan bouroullec: theca sideboard for magis


‘theca’ sideboard by ronan and erwan bouroullec for magis
all images courtesy of ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan and erwan bouroullec continue to explore the manufacturing process of metal stamping, further developing their previous steelwood project with magis. the ‘theca’ sideboard takes a thin sheet of metal–forming it into a structural storage unit–employing a material and technology typically used in the production of industrial parts, to create a domestic furniture piece. the body itself is made from stamped aluminum, with the back and siding doors composed of cut and bent parts with solid wooden shelf inserts–the structural components fixed to each other using bolts. the metal elements are available in an anodized finish of either black or natural, with the ledges made from european cherry tree or black stained ash. the ‘theca’ collection is composed of four different sizes, two different heights (55cm and 78cm) and  widths (90cm and 120 cm), the higher version accompanied by an additional shelf.

 

first presented during milan design week 2013 alongside their ‘steelwood galva’ (a new version of the bouroullec’s earlier ‘steelwood chair + bar stool’ in galvanized steel and beech wood also produced by the italian furniture company), designboom met up with ronan bouroullec on june 4th, 2013 to talk about the studio’s latest collaboration with magis. we have updated our original article, first published on april 5th, 2013, with a video interview and additional images below.

 

 


ronan bouroullec on the ‘theca’ sideboard for magis
video © designboom

 

 

the theca sideboard by ronan + erwan bouroullec for magis
image © designboom

 

 

theca sideboard and steelwood galva chair for magis

 

 


the ‘theca’ sideboard in a natural anodized aluminium finish

 

 

theca is available in two anodized finishes–black or natural

 

 

engraving detail
image © designboom
 
 
 

 

 

the individual stamped aluminum components which make up the ‘theca’ sideboard

 

 

the individual stamped aluminum components

 

 


the side panels of the ‘theca’ storage units are made from stamped aluminium

 

 

detail of the stamped aluminium parts

 

 

installation detail

 

 


the ‘steelwood galva’ chair 

 

 


the ‘steelwood galva’ stools and chairs at the magis store in milano
image © designboom

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