installation of bouroullecs' vegetal chairs at prague zoo
installation of bouroullecs' vegetal chairs at prague zoo installation of bouroullecs' vegetal chairs at prague zoo
oct 12, 2009

installation of bouroullecs' vegetal chairs at prague zoo

installation of bouroullecs’ vegetal chairs at prague zoo image © designboom


as part of prague designblok 09, vitra presented a special design exhibition on the premises of the prague zoo. inside the lemur pavilion, daniel pirsc authored the installation of the ronan and erwan bouroullec’s ‘vegetal chairs’ and ‘algues room dividers’ in the form of a tree. the furniture was intertwined with the actual flora and fauna of the pavilion, allowing the lemurs to interact with the piece.

view of the installation inside the lemur pavilion image © designboom

image © designboom

the twig-like pieces of algues were used to hold the vegetal chairs together image © designboom

image © designboom

the chairs intertwined amongst the branches of the trees in the pavilion image © designboom

the base image © designboom



general view of the lemur pavilion and image © designboom

the vegetal chairs hiding amongst the trees image © designboom

  • ouch.. that’s not what you do with the bouroullecs work. simply put, it just doesn’t look nice. also, the algues don’t gel with the vegetals. get me in there ill straighten it up 🙂

    horrible haridas says:
  • The brothers surely didn’t do this ?

    It looks like they literally threw the chairs into the tree from an overpassing aircraft.

    design beater says:
  • Horrible expensive plastic chairs in a riduculous construction for depressed animals ?

    mil says:
  • good designers, bad artists

    maurice says:
  • comme dit Maurice bon designer mais vraiment mauvais artistes, l’installation est est une verrue dans ce zoo.

    sylvain says:
  • Wow, can’t wait to see little monkey eating away on the ‘algae’! How stupid. I believe this is 2009 correct? Threfore the 70’s and the reverence for plastics should be over right about now don’t you guys think?

    noplastico says:
  • and what do the lemur`s think ?

    ana elena Mallet says:
  • I don’t know why everybody is so negatively impressed.
    I like it.
    Nice installation.
    Keep up with this kind of things, Bouroullecs!

    Thesis says:
  • the installation wasn’t actually designed by the bouroullec brothers.
    it was conceived by czech designer daniel prisc.

    andrea db says:

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