Momentané by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Momentané is a retrospective of work by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

The brothers Bouroullec have been at work enveloping the nave of Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs with an enormous textile vault. Inside is Momentané, a show of definitive pieces from  the designers’ 15-year career. Furniture pieces for Vitra and Cappellini that helped made the studio’s name are on show – but the real showstoppers are the dramatic modular works that partition space. Clouds for Kvadrat has a heavenly presence on the rear wall, while North Tiles (also for the Danish textile brand) imposes along one side of the 1000 square-metre space. Also dividing the interior is an ethereal mass of the plant-like screen Algues.

With a nod of admiration to Charlotte Perriand, there’s a focus on the Bouroullec’s experiments in modular furniture too, such as the Lit Clos sleeping cabin and the Alcove Sofa for Vitra.

Momentané is at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris until 1 September 2013.

Images courtesy of Studio Bouroullec.

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