Design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2011.
While furniture is undoubtedly the core element of any interior design, it is only when furnishings are combined with decorative and personal items that an atmospherically rich and vibrant collage is created. Fabric, colors, lighting, objectsand accessories evoke sensory impressions that allow rooms to be designed and redesigned in line with altered moods and requirements. Natural themes have played a critical role since the earliest known interiors, and are also reflected in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Shaped from maple wood and gently smoothed, L‘Oiseau conjures the clarity of the wooden objects of Nordic folk art. This bird figure in natural maple adds a sympathetic note to modern interiors.
Material(s): Solid natural maple
Dimensions: 6" H x 2.25" W x 9.75" D
Classic. Modern. Sustainable.
Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation, Vitra has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers. Yet Vitra is more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, for a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden (Switzerland) and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).
Product longevity is central to Vitra's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection. For Vitra, the manufacture of sustainable products means intense pre-production development, where the highest-grade materials are selected and tests are carried out that simulate 15 years of use. In order to enforce and monitor sustainable development in all business activities of the company, a work group was formed in 1986 by the name of 'Vitra and the Environment'. Because of this, Vitra can proudly claim that it has been dedicated to sustainability for nearly a quarter of a century.View other products from Vitra