L'Oiseau Marble - Limited Edition
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Vitra L'Oiseau Marble - Limited Edition
Designer Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Designed in 2011
L'Oiseau, an avian figure of archaic simplicity, is reminiscent of the simple artefacts of Nordic folk art and attractively enriches contemporary interiors. Previously produced in wood or ceramic, L'Oiseau is now also available as a limited edition of 500 numbered pieces in Carrara marble. The heavy, veined white stone lends the decorative object a refined yet fresh character.
"Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring theme in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. L'Oiseau, an avian figure of archaic simplicity, is reminiscent of the unpretentious artefacts of Nordic folk art. Its sleek form attractively enriches contemporary interiors without the cuteness or even tackiness so commonly associated with animal figures.
L'Oiseau is available as a wooden bird made of milled maple and sanded to a smooth finish, or as a ceramic figure in a choice of colours. Considerable craftsmanship goes into the fabrication of each piece, making it a unique object with individual characteristics." The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec live and work in Paris. Their oeuvre ranges from small everyday objects to architectural projects. They have worked with Vitra since 2009 and have contributed numerous designs to both the office and home collections.