Officina Collection. Bouroullec for Magis

Published on April 9, 2015

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Officina chair and stool are the next step of Bouroullec on-going experimentation with iron in collaboration with Italian design company Magis. Officina chair and stool enlarge the collection of tables presented last year.

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For Officina chair and stool, they used the same construction geometry as tables and they associated the wrought iron to a shell made in injected plastic – which also comes wrapped in leather.

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Wrough iron – the shaping of iron by hammering – is one of the oldest techniques for making objects.

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For Magis Officina collection, Ronan & Erwan wanted to work with this ancient process and give it a new visual language.

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The result is a system of legs with a newly made geometrical shape. As structural elements, they can create furniture of extreme sophistication, refinement and harmony. The surface of wrought iron is alive and imperfect, which lends the objects a special vibration.

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By reflecting the random, mechanical traces of the tools that gave them shape, these pieces bring a breath of fresh air to the industrial scheme.

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This new geometry is used to construct a large range of tables with tops of different size and nature (steel, wood, glass) as well as a chair and a stool with a injected plastic shell in different finishes (leather or plastic).

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