algues

algues

algues

Design ronan & erwan bouroullec, 2004
Injection molded plastic
Made by Vitra

Algues are a multi-faceted screen system that provide consumers with endless creative possibilities. By joining individual, branch-like plastic modules together, Algues' form allows for multiple uses, degrees of transparency and a myriad of shapes and sizes. Despite being industrialized modules, Algues allow for countless individual solutions. Named one of Fortune Magazines 25 best products of 2004.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec work together with numerous manufacturers such as Vitra, Cappellini, Issey Miyake, Magis, Ligne Roset, Habitat and the Kréo Gallery. In addition, they work on architectural projects, like the « Floating House », an artist's Studio under construction, commissioned by "Le centre d'Art de Chatou".

The brothers were named "Creator of the Year" at the Salon du Meuble in Paris, 2002, and have won multiple awards like the "New Designer Awards" of the International Furniture Fair of New-York in 1999, le Grand Prix du Design de la Ville de Paris in 1998 and the First Prize of Saint-Etienne Biennale in 1998. In 2003, they were voted "designer of the year" by Elle Decoration, Japan.

12.5" high | 10" wide | each set contains 25 algues

Set of 25: $110.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Bros Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (b. 1971 and 1976) are a team of two brothers from the Brittany region in Northwest France. They began working together in 1999 and maintain a constant collaborative dialogue that incorporates each personality, and strikes a balance within their mutual quest for diligence and fineness. The brothers work with numerous manufacturers, such as Vitra and Cappellini. Their partnership with Vitra in 2002 has brought about perhaps their most prolific line of work, including the Joyn office system, and notable pieces like the Algues, the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest, the Slow Chair, the Vegetal and L’Oiseau. The brothers Bouroullec continue their vegetation-inspired work of natural and organic shapes and are recognized with various awards, in permanent collections, and in exhibitions all over the world.

Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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