Amongst other things Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec will present a wooden bird called L’Oiseau for design brand Vitra in Milan this year.
Vitra also produce the Eames House Bird (shown above, alongside the Bouroullecs’ design), based on an ornament that American designers Charles and Ray Eames brought back from their travels.
“It is a simple bird without any other function than trying to propose a caring presence, a pleasant company. We have always been fascinated by animal representations whether they are primitive or more contemporary – from ivory bears made by the Inuit community to the Finnish birds made in blown glass. It could seem outdated to be interested in such subjects however we truly think that it is a necessary fantasy to continue supplementing this symbolic bestiary.”
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