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vitra design museum   ronan + erwan bouroullec album exhibition
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feb 03, 2012
vitra design museum ronan + erwan bouroullec album exhibition


vitra design museum   ronan + erwan bouroullec album exhibition
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© studio bouroullec

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ronan + erwan bouroullec: album
vitra design museum gallery, weil am rhein
february 3rd to may 28th, 2012

 

the vitra design museum gallery, weil am rhein presents ‘album’, an exhibition featuring the work of french designers ronan + erwan bouroullec.
the travelling exposition which first made its debut at l’ arc en rêve centre d’architecture in bordeaux, france celebrates the duo’s practice
marking important steps in their working process through an extensive display of drawings, models, plans and photographs pulled from their archive.

 

the means in which the pieces on show are displayed is reminiscent of a laboratory or museum of natural sciences, much like fieldwork,
a chronicle of ronan and erwan’s design practice, giving an alternative look at their work and the details behind their products.

 

 


model
© studio bouroullec

 

 

‘album’ shows us how the design industry today represents a complex exercise, within which a wide series of technical problems
are sought to be resolved. even in our age of computers, the bouroullec’s express to us the importance of design as an indispensable work tool,
putting pen to paper, allowing for more a spontaneous and partly unexpected development of language of forms.
the exhibition brings to mind the meaning drawing has always had for the creation of objects from leondardo da vinci to le corbusier.

see designboom’s coverage of the l’ arc en rêve centre d’architecture edition of the album exhibition.

 


model
© studio bouroullec

 



model
© studio bouroullec

 



model
© studio bouroullec

 


model
© studio bouroullec

 


drawing
© studio bouroullec


drawing
© studio bouroullec



drawing
© studio bouroullec


drawing
© studio bouroullec


drawing
© studio bouroullec


drawing
© studio bouroullec


drawing
© studio bouroullec

 

 


album exhibition
© studio bouroullec

 

 


installation view of the exhibition
© studio bouroullec

 

 


glass vitrines house mock-up study models of the bouroullec’s designs
© studio bouroullec

 

 


the walls of the museum are lined in sketches and photographs of the bouroullec’s various designs developed over the course of their practice
© studio bouroullec

 



up close look inside a vitrine
© studio bouroullec

 

 


more models housed within a vitrine
© studio bouroullec

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