Belleville Chair

Belleville is the name of the vibrant Paris neighbourhood where the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have their studio. Classic French bistro furnishings and the lively atmosphere of this Parisian quarter give visual references for the Belleville Chair and Belleville Tables – an unusual plastic chair and a family of tables for dining rooms and cafeterias. The familiar shapes of the Belleville family might initially be taken for granted, even in a contemporary context. Yet their presence also evokes a sense of mystery and bemusement, since the materiality, construction and fabrication of the pieces only become apparent at second glance.
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Ronan Bouroullec (born in 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born in 1976) have been working together for about ten years now. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue, nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence, with the intention to achieve greater balance and refinement. In 1997, they presented their Disintegrated Kitchen at the Salon du Meuble in Paris, where it was ...
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