ronan + erwan bouroullec: album exhibition at arc en rêve, france ronan + erwan bouroullec: album exhibition at arc en rêve, france
dec 08, 2010

ronan + erwan bouroullec: album exhibition at arc en rêve, france

ronan + erwan bouroullec: album exhibition at arc en rêve, france © studio bouroullec




ronan & erwan bouroullec: album exhibition arc en rêve, bordeaux, france january 17th to march 17th, 2011


french-based designers ronan + erwan bouroullec‘s upcoming show ‘album’ at arc en rêve, is the first exhibition devoted to their work in france. it brings together about 800 documents from their archive that they have selected over the last few months. from sketches to mock-up outlines, preparatory drawings to pictures, the pieces on show are meant to translate the multiplicity of the studio’s work in a panoramic arrangement.


within six thematically organized exhibition areas spanning 400m2, all the documents on show are intended to be presented at the same level, regardless of whether or not they relate to industrial design, architecture projects, gallery spaces or research. even if the pieces are different in scale, all the visuals are framed in exactly the same way so that there is no hierarchy between them. for example, one feature of the exhibition is an entire wall displaying approximately a hundred drawings of chairs which have never been made. the ‘album’ is designed to be a kind of ‘treasure trail’, guiding viewers through the various projects and approaches that coexist in the bouroullec brother’s workshops and to convey their multi-faceted production.

up close look at some of the drawings © studio bouroullec

drawing from 2006 © ronan + erwan bouroullec

installation view of chair drawings © studio bouroullec

up close look at the chair drawings © studio bouroullec chair drawing © studio bouroullec chair drawing © studio bouroullec

‘vegetal chair’ for vitra © studio bouroullec see more here and here

ronan + erwan bouroullec: axor bathroom collection © tahon & studio bouroullec

ronan + erwan bouroullec: ‘ovale’ for alessi © studio bouroullec

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