Ali Kriscenski

STITCH ROOM by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

by , 10/14/07

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At the intersection of green design, space-making, and textiles, the Bouroullec brothers’ Stitch Room is one part design genius, one part child-like playtime. Known for designs that cross the boundary between furniture and architecture, the creations of this design duo tend to emphasize possibilities, and their exploration of space in The Stitch Room is no exception. Using eco-friendly textiles from the ultra-green Danish company Kvadrat, the brothers have created organized, versatile spaces that can be transformed to almost any imaginable use.



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Created specifically for Vitra Design Museum’s MyHome exhibition, the Stitch Room uses modular textile elements that can form walls, ceilings and floors. The Kvadrat materials are used in conjunction with lightweight, aluminum tubes inserted inside to give a frame-like structure. The result is endless variations of distinct spaces that offer the acoustic and tactile benefits of textile materials while accommodating functional division needs.

The beauty of modular components like those created for the Stitch Room is the versatility. Even in mass production, the elements can be customized repeatedly by the individual user eliminating the risk of becoming obsolete and ensuring a long life cycle. The user can define small, semi-private space within larger interiors. The components can create a sheltered section for relaxation and retreat while allowing visual interaction with surroundings – a concept relevant to numerous settings and a common theme in the design team’s work.

+ Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
+ Vitra Design Museum
+ Kvadrat

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8 Comments

  1. Jemma October 21, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Wow this the coolest thing i’ve seen all year a real triumph in the diversity of such media.

  2. meghan October 19, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    what about design for design sake? i think it’s brilliant.

  3. Mr. Banana October 17, 2007 at 9:39 am

    LOL… this is a joke right?

  4. Leo October 16, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Well said Deb! agreed 100%.

  5. Richie October 16, 2007 at 1:34 am

    Congatulations Ali !

    Your write up of this project is a true masterwork. In it… you have given something of dubious value a masterful presentation. If only there was a more worthy project here to match your writing prowess.

    Job well done, regardless !

  6. mdq » STITCH ROOM... October 15, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    [...] Inhabitat » STITCH ROOM by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec [...]

  7. Deb October 15, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I would venture a guess that this is something that would cost a ton of money to buy. My opinion would be to not spend the money on this, and give it instead to an organization that would help impoverished families to come OUT of similar type of housing………those who HAVE to use found materials to slap together some sort of shack in order to have the only shelter that is available to them….

  8. Hmmmmm October 15, 2007 at 9:03 am

    I am not sure I even understand the purpose of this.

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