The furniture whisperer
by Jasmin Jouhar | 4/24/2018
In the exhibition “Typecasting. An Assembly of Iconic, Forgotten and New Vitra Characters,” Robert Stadler lends furniture a voice. Let’s take a listen!
The shape of the Nuage vases made its first appearance in the oeuvre of Ronan and Erwan
Bouroullec in 2002. Reminiscent of a cloud, it was originally produced as a plastic shelf module that
can be grouped into clusters or large-scale configurations. Eight tubular cavities pierce the flat
surfaces of the modular element while also defining the form's outer contours. Over the years, the
Bouroullec brothers have varied this shape and repeatedly incorporated it in their graphic work.
The Nuage vases in ceramic are elaborately handcrafted, resulting in scarcely discernible differences that make each charming vase a unique object. The undulating surfaces produce an attractive interplay of light and shadow, and individual vases can be assembled into entire 'cloud formations'.
|Height||270 mm / 160 mm / 80 mm|