NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac will be held at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This exhibition is a mid-career exhibition of work by two of the most exciting and innovative designers working today.

Born and based in France, the Bouroullecs bring high-tech manufacturing ideas to standard furniture and design formats, such as the communal kitchen table and the basic dining chair, resulting in timeless, straightforward products devoid of trendy gimmicks.

The brothers not only design elegant and beautiful objects — chairs, sofas, lamps, tables, and dishware — but they also develop pioneering hybrid forms that defy categorization as they shape space in clever new ways.

The title of the show is inspired by this multipurpose hybridity, as a bivouac is a lightweight encampment or shelter that can be adapted to its environment just as Bouroullec products are activated by their end-users and the spaces they inhabit.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec “Bivouac”
Date: October 20th, 2012 – January 20th, 2013
Open: 10:00 – 17:00 (Tuesday till 20:00)
Closed Monday
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Address: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60611
Tel: +1 312 280 2660

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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