ronan and erwan bouroullec's 'cyl' office system for VITRA at orgatec 2016
 

ronan and erwan bouroullec's 'cyl' office system for VITRA at orgatec 2016

 

orgatec 2016: ronan and erwan bouroullec have realized a conceptual office for VITRA, envisioning a home-like atmosphere for the workplace with an innovative table system named ‘cyl’. compensating for the often technical character of business environments, the bouroullec brothers have conceptualized an antithesis to cold, mundane interiors and instead form an adaptable and practical oasis of peace and tranquility. 

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the home-like atmosphere counters the typically cold feeling of the workplace
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ronan and erwan bouroullec’s ‘cyl’ system for VITRA includes a range of variously sized tables made from solid wood. the use of this material emphasizes the product’s clean lines with its smooth planes, structural frame and cylindrical elements. furthermore, wood conveys a handcrafted, natural aesthetic that adds an emotional and personal touch to the overall aesthetic of the workplace. each of the tables can be linked together, or optionally equipped with screens, forming a flexible and interchangeable setting to suit a variety of needs. 

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the innovative table system is named ‘cyl’

 

 

presented at orgatec 2016, the ‘cyl’ series also includes a sofa, which is distinguished by its side and back panels available in various heights. as an intentionally analogue system, the ‘cyl’ set features integrated power solutions that make it suited for workspaces and meeting environments, where a desire for reductive aesthetics is promoted and an aesthetic flexibility is ensured. 

 

‘cyl was originally conceived for the home as a table program, but soon we sensed the potential to turn it into a system with a larger range of typologies,’ ronan bouroullec explained. ‘it was an important step to realize that its domestic qualities are interesting in the office landscape. I think the simplicity of ‘cyl’ responds to a demand for clarity and fosters a welcoming atmosphere in the office world.’

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the system forms an adaptable and practical oasis of peace and tranquility

ronan and erwan bouroullec
a sofa is distinguished by its side and back panels available in various heights

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the ‘cyl’ series features integrated power solutions for working people 

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the collection includes a system of tables and couches that can work together or alone 

ronan and erwan bouroullec
‘cyl’ system includes a range of variously sized tables made from solid wood

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the use of wood emphasizes the product’s clean lines and smooth planes

ronan and erwan bouroullec
wood furthermore conveys a handcrafted, natural aesthetic that adds an emotional and personal touch

ronan and erwan bouroullec
each of the tables can be linked together

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the surfaces can be optionally equipped with screens

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the system of interlocking tables forms a flexible and interchangeable setting to suit a variety of needs

ronan and erwan bouroullec
smaller tables can be combined to form longer units 

ronan and erwan bouroullec
the use of wood emphasizes the products’ structural frame and cylindrical elements

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