ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture
 

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

finnish brand artek has just unveiled two new designs by ronan and erwan bouroullec at the stockholm furniture and lighting fair 2020. the brand has extended its range of furniture and accessories with rope — a chair that encourages creativity in posture — and the tupla wall hook. both additions follow artek’s determination on linking art and technology, bringing together industrial production with artistic sensibility.

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

 

 

following walter gropius’ new unity between art and technology, artek’s two new products by the bouroullec brothers showcase both technical expertise and graceful artistry. more like a silhouette than a solid block, rope chair is a line drawing translated into three dimensions — a simple artistic gesture rendered in space. the chair synthesises engineering and creative expression, a solid structure with flexible elements, and stiff tubes with pliable rope.

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

 

 

made for marine use, the rope is at the heart of the chair’s unexpected comfort. as a weight-bearing part of the construction, it allows the chair to adapt to those who use it. where other chairs dictate a specific way of sitting, the rope chair invites creativity in posture, encouraging dynamic movement and changes in position. when the sitter stands up, the chair’s frame shows the traces of the body it last supported. available in black or light grey, the rope chair by ronan and erwan bouroullec features a steel tubing frame and a seat made of form pressed beech plywood and ash veneer. its most prominent feature – the rope – is made of black polyester or natural flax, depending on color version.

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

 

 

continuing with the idea of bringing a line drawing into our three dimensions, the tupla wall hook is a simple tool for hanging objects on the wall. made of black powder coated die-cast zinc, the hook features twin loops — tupla means double in finnish — and showcases both beauty and functionality.

 

see ronan and erwan bouroullec’s previous collection for artek on designboom here.

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

ronan & erwan bouroullec's rope chair for artek encourages creativity in posture

 

 

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designers: ronan and erwan bouroullec

companyartek

presented at: stockholm design week 2020

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