ronan & erwan bouroullec install outdoor sitting rings in denmark
 

ronan & erwan bouroullec install outdoor sitting rings in denmark

‘OUI’ by ronan and erwan bouroullec marks the launch of a year long collaboration between kunsthal aarhus and kvadrat, presenting site-situational, content-specific and special exhibitions, that bring some of the world’s leading artists to the central denmark region. set within the park surrounding kunsthal aarhus, ‘OUI’ is a series of four outdoor sitting installations that act as informal meeting points for guests. 

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‘OUI’ is a series of outdoor sitting installations

 

 

the first platform by ronan and erwan bouroullec takes the form of a large ring suited for sitting with a lamp. like a light point or a lighthouse, the large-scale object helps to guide people into a colored cloud. the other two platforms have been installed around a tree. they concretize the dialogue or relationship between nature and the seated people. the last type of platform consists of a large circle with a fireplace in its center, allowing people to huddle around the embers. the idea of taking fire to the heart of the city reminds of gatherings around bonfires. the multi-functional platforms act as large collective benches and provide a place for meeting or relaxing in the middle of the city.

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the pieces are situated at the park surrounding kunsthal aarhus

 

 

‘ronan and erwan bouroullec’s aesthetic is timeless, cool and elegant, while being innovative in the use of material and space. I am thrilled about this collaboration and being able to present them with a permanent installation in aarhus on the occasion of the kunsthal aarhus’ 100 year anniversary. it is the first time the french design duo creates anything like it in scandinavia. ronan and erwan bouroullec have been incredible generous and engaged in the collaboration with us at the park surrounding kunsthal aarhus.’ – jacob fabricius, artistic director, kunsthal aarhus.

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
they act as informal meeting points for guests

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
two platforms have been installed around trees

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
they concretize the relationship between nature and people sitting around it

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
the aesthetic is timeless, cool and elegant

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
this platform consists of a fireplace surrounded by the metal ring

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
it calls on the idea of how fire brings people together

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
model of the ring with a lamp

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
sketches

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
invitation

ronan erwan bouroullec oui sitting rings denmark designboom
ronan and erwan bouroullec

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