hree different locations to celebrate French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. From the 25th March until the 28th August 2016, the French town of Rennes will host four different exhibitions about brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. This event series will be on display in three key venues: Le Fond Regional d’Art Contemporaine Bretagne (Frac), Les Champs Libres, Le Parlement de Bretagne.
These “educational retrospectives”, as described by the designers themselves, illustrate their most recent work, as well as concepts and stylistic principles which have defined their style. Mobility, simplicity, purity of the form and flexibility; this is key to Ronan and Erwan’s success.
The Rêverie Urbaine exhibition at the Les Champs Libres, explains the brothers’ design philosophy through a collection of drawings, photographs, prototypes and models. In fact, their public architecture proposes a new way of bringing people together, through games of light, transparencies and crisp geometries.
Moreover, the Frac Bretagne puts on display two closely linked shows: Retrospective on domestic design and 17 Screens, which focuses on materials like ceramic, glass, aluminium, timber and textiles.
Finally, the courtyard of the Le Parlement de Bretagne hosts Kiosque, an example of a temporary modular structure, which was originally designed for the Tuileries in Paris, as well as their latest outdoor furniture collection for Hay and Vitra.
This shows the ease with which these two designers move from architecture to product design, without forgetting functionality, stylistic elegance and an inclination towards new ideas.
Where: Frac Bretagne, 19 Avenue André Mussat; Les Champs Libres, 10 cours des Alliés; Le Parlement de Bretagne, Place du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes, France
When: 25 March - 28 August 2016