‘ovale’ cutlery collection for alessi by ronan and erwan bouroullecimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

 

designboom has received images of french designers ronan and erwan bouroullec‘s complementary pieces to their original ‘ovale’ collection for alessi, which designboom covered here, with a 20-bit set of stainless steel cutlery. the flatware was created to accompany the earlier plate and vessel iterations of ‘ovale’ with a strong reference to these initial designs through simple, contemporary cues – tying the entire series together. the form was guided through the avenues of sensual and rustic elements, resulting in subtle curves and accents palpable throughout ‘ovale’ after many trials through prototype. the range offers an understated, balanced solution not aimed for particular occasions, but more as an object able to stand on its own.

 

the bouroullec brothers comment on their process:

 

‘we had been trying to follow the logic of ‘ovale’ and decided at the beginning to apply the minimum shape that would be needed to make everything‘.

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionthe form was guided through the avenues of sensual and rustic elements, resulting in subtle curves and accents palpable throughout ‘ovale’ image courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collection‘we had been trying to follow the logic of ‘ovale’ and decided at the beginning to apply the minimum shape that would be needed to make everything‘image courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionthe flatware accompanies the earlier plate and vessel iterations of ‘ovale’ with a strong reference to these initial designs through simple, contemporary cuesimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionprototypes of the cutleryimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

 

 

ronan + erwan bouroullec cutlery for alessi   ovale collectionimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec