Palissade, the new series by the Bouroullec brothers

by Web Staff

Compasses Magazine

Although in recent years the two Parisian brothers have begun to diversify their fields of research – Ronan more fascinated by the possibility of working on an architectural scale and Erwan more interested in technology – they are back together working on furniture design with the Palissade series

Designed for the Danish brand HAY, Palissade is a vast collection – thirteen elements designed by Bouroullec – of outdoor furniture, conceived to adapt to a wide variety of environments: public spaces, cafés, restaurants, gardens, but also private terraces and patios. And the two designers perfectly succeed in their intent thanks to the extreme essentiality of the elements which, in their dry, geometric design, dialogue perfectly with the contextual space, whether it is urban and built up or immersed in nature.

All the parts of the construction – chairs with and without armrests, armchairs of different sizes and comfort levels, benches, stools, tables – are in fact made of a single material, standard steel tubes, with a round section for the frame and a rectangular section for the seat slats.

This choice makes each element “strong without being bulky, elegant without being fragile” as Bouroullec states. As well as being perfect for outdoor use, “air and water will pass in between the anatomically designed slats. An additional cushion offers extra comfort”, as the two designers say, the geometric design of the steel tubes gives us a fascinating and captivating play of shadows.

Once again, the two designers who have been working with light for a long time – collaborating with Flos for whom they have designed lamps and light installations – manage to play with it in an outdoor furniture project, imagining how natural light can work with objects, doubling them, deforming them and making them vibrate.

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Palissade Dining Bench

Palissade, l’outdoor secondo Ronan e Erwan Bouroullec




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