Archive | Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

A little scruffy around the edges…

Sooner or later all Scandi design items gets a little bit scruffy around the edges. But design of high quality will grew old with charm and dignity. That’s why vintage Scandinavian is still in the loop! Your design pieces definitely’s got a second life and it’ll take a lifetime or more before such a piece is worn out.


The classic garden chair in powder coated steel make a perfect companion over years. In this Swedish house a few simple chairs with worn paint adds a laidback feel to the designer table, strict greenery and minimalistic architecture. From a piece by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Anna Kern.


In the beginning we’re all pristine! Palissad outdoor series by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. Powder coated steel. Palissad quilted cushion (2018) in water resistant fabric. Photo copyright Hay.


The classic Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto for Artek was designed in 1933. Some years ago Artek started ”2nd cycle” – a business which take back old furniture, restore them and sell them again. Some of the original stools are left with the original paint, now worn but lovely. Photo copyright Artek.


Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto for Artek. Solid birch made in Finland. Photo copyright Artek.

Alvar Aalto, Anna Kern, Architectual moves, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Hay, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec 2018-08-26

In between Winter and Spring

Perhaps this is the last weekend ”between winter and spring”? It is biting cold in the shade but with a cup of coffee in their hands the brave ones insist in sitting outdoors, trying out the garden furniture for the first time this year. As you know, the sunloving stockholmers never miss a chance of taking a fika in a spot of clear daylight. In the garden the trees are budding yet small birds fly like mini space shuttles to the feeding tray, hence and forth, collecting sunflower seeds to see them through the night!

Yes yes yes! Garden furniture series Palissade by brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay (2016) is now available in cremewhite (2017). White? For outdoor use? Yes! Nothing stands better against green grass, lilac trees and soft grey gravel paths. Photo copyright Gulled.

Pallisade sketchThe first sketch for Palissade, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Photo copyright Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Pallisade colours

…and the colour scheme for Palissade by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay (2017).

For stylish birds in an urban setting: Birdsnest, vintage bird feeder in stoneware by Swedish design nestor Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg (1960). Available at Nordlings. Photo copyright Nordlings.


Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Hay, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Scandimood 2017-04-01

Between Winter and Spring…

…you’ll find Rivi, a new textile collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek (2017). Rivi – meaning ”line” in Finnish – is based on a handmade drawing. Part from running metre fabric this cotton textile is available as cushions, pouches, canvas bags and silk screen printed trays. Rivi continues Artek’s long tradition of handmade textile patterns, following in the footsteps of Aino and Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck and other designers, while boasting its very own characteristics.

Skärmavbild 2017-01-26 kl. 11.01.49

Skärmavbild 2017-01-26 kl. 11.00.13

Rivi by brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek (2017) comes in four colour variations: white/blue, blue/white, mustard/white and light grey/white. Photo copyright Artek.

Contemporary Scandi, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec 2017-01-29

First step into the season

The very first thing we do in early spring is to bring out the garden bench. Where two colleagues can sit, side by side, sipping a strong, hot coffee, chatting away… Having a traditional go-fika (coffee and cinnamon bum) in the sun is important. How would you otherwise know what to write, or design or both! Ideas comes easily when together on the bench.

Pallissade bench by Ronan & Erwan Bourullec for Hay (2016). Photo copyright Gulled.

Skärmavbild 2016-05-07 kl. 13.47.15
Pallissade bench, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. Electro-galvanized, powder coated steel, W120 x D42 x H45 cm. Photo copyright Hay.

Skärmavbild 2016-05-07 kl. 13.23.09
Pallissade comes in anthracite, light grey and olive.

Skärmavbild 2016-05-07 kl. 13.51.49
Luxembourg bench, by Frédéric Sofia for Fermob (2003). New colour ”Rosemary” (2016). Aluminium tubular frame and anti-UV powder coating, weight 8 kg. Photo copyright Fermob.

…add a Luxembourg chair and bring friends of colours to your gathering. The Luxembourg series comes in no less than 24 colours! Photo copyright Philippe Friseée.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, In the Season, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec 2016-05-07

Serif by the B Brothers

Brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed a TV for Samsung and actually managed to reclaim the TV as a piece of furniture! Serif by Bouroullec has a contemporary yet elegant feel and can be placed where you like it in the room. Notice the legs! Who’d have thought TV:s gotta walk again after more than a decade with those huge, ugly, wall mounted and intimidating flatscreens…

Serif by Bouroullec, TV by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Samsung (2015). Photo copyright Samsung.

Serif by Bouroullec, TV by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Samsung (2015). Photo copyright Samsung.

Serif by Bouroullec TV comes in formats ”24, ”32 and ”40, and in colours ”Ivory White”, ”Dark Blue” and ”Red”. Photo copyright Samsung.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec 2015-12-06

Busy in Paris

During the early days of September the Scandi brands have busy times. Maison & Objet in Paris is up and running. At this important design- and interior fair the Danish brand Hay launches a new outdoor collection by brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Palissade, with minimalistic outline and soft grayish green colour, takes Hay a step forward. And the collection stands well alongside the iconic chairs Hee by Hee Welling, now presented in soft pastel colouring.

Palissade sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay (2015). Photo copyright Hay.

Hee Lounge beige
Hee lounge chair by Hee Welling for Hay is a series of chairs and stools made from a single material – steel wire. The chair is electro-galvanized before powder coated, to make it rust resistant, for outdoor use. Photo copyright Hay.

Contemporary Scandi, Environmental friendly, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec 2015-09-04

Think pink!

We´ve got a soft spot for soft pink. Let it be pale or with a sting. Pink is never far away from the core of interior vs fashion, or adult vs child. Try it!


Alcove Plume sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. Photo by Vitra.


Brothers & design partners Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The ”chair in the air” is a model of Vegetal for Vitra. Photo by Vitra.


Classic Dog Bed Pink by Mungo & Maud. Upholstered in luxurious woven cotton and featuring linear stitched edges and a quilted cushion.

Owners Mungo & Maud

Mungo & Maud owners Michael and Nicola Sacher outside one of their shops in London.

Cochon by Pia Wallén

Cochon is a cushion/object by Pia Wallén. Made out of felted wool with a tassel in one corner, inspired by how tassels were used on traditional Swedish cushions.

Pale pink collection by Pia Wallén
The 2014 Pale Pink collection by Pia Wallén includes objects made of felted wool where contemporary design and traditional handicraft techniques blend with soft pink into a very sensual feel.

Photo by Elisabeth Toll
The ever so stylish designer Pia Wallén, captured by (the ever so stylish!) Paris based Swedish photographer Elisabeth Toll.

In the Season, Pia Wallén, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Scandimood 2014-02-02