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Centre Pompidou, Metz - Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec: Biwak IX | by Wolfgang Staudt
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Centre Pompidou, Metz - Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec: Biwak IX

Wolfgang Staudt


For their first big exhibition in a French public institution, the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born in 1971 and 1976, respectively, decided to occupy the gallery space of over 1000 square meters by turning it into a wonderful bivouac.

The brothers installed a selection of their creations of the last fifteen yearswithout using any additional scenographic elements, simply playing with scale, transparency and overlapping. The visitor can walk freely throughout the immense space, among prototypes and finished objects, industrial and handcrafted pieces. "Design is a part of our daily environment. In this exhibition, we experimented with one of the main challenges we face in our work: finding contemporary solutions to organize space.

The walls and furniture structuring this presentation were envisioned as nomadic elements. Our workshop is full of works in progress, making this Bivouac a temporary campground". (Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec)


source: Centre Pompidou, Metz

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Taken on January 15, 2012