Research Point: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Clouds (2008)


Image from: (Accessed 9/08/2017)

With the project Clouds (2008) by the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with Kvadrat we see a totally different context for the use of textiles: DESIGN instead of art.

The tile system allows for the creation of connectable three-dimensional structures resembling clouds that can be freely and easily extended in all directions by everyone thanks to the simple yet clever assembling solution. Their possible uses are many: dividing space, as installation pieces hanging from the ceiling or a wall, free-standing sculptural pieces. They can be arranged and rearranged at wish in new TEMPORARY designs.

The elements can be both LARGE SCALE or SMALL SCALE depending on the dimensions, they can TRANSFORM or FORM spaces. They allow both for an IMMERSIVE experience since the user can personally choose how to connect the tiles and for a DISTANT one when assembled and observed from far. Being made of textiles, they are SOFT and WARM to the touch, FLEXIBLE within limits, and have SOUND ABSORBING qualities.

More information on the system can be obtained from: (Accessed 9/08/2017) (Accessed 9/08/2017)


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