Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec(Year: 2020) for Artek

Ronan and ErwanBouroullec, Design News 2020

Brothers Ronan and ErwanBouroullec have their design studio  in Paris. From their first  industrial design project for  Cappellini, till now they  have worked with a wide range of international brands includingArtek, Alessi, Axor Hansgrohe, Established & Sons, Flos, Hay, Kettal, Kvadrat, Kartell, Glas Italia, LigneRoset, Magis, Iittala, Mattiazzi, Mutina, Nani Marquina, Samsung and Vitra.

Chair or Silhouettes?

Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec(Year: 2020) for Artek Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec(Year: 2020) for Artek
Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec (Year: 2020) for Artek

 Ronan &ErwanBouroullec have designed the Rope Chair (2020) for Artek.  The material used suits with the purpose of the chair as it is made for marine use.

 Rope Chair has a steel tubing frame and a seat made of form-pressed beech plywood and ash veneer. 

The rope, made of black polyester or natural flax, is a characteristic of this chair that attracts attention. The chair was designed so that the rope is part of the construction. Connection details of the elements (structural and flexible) are simple but sophisticated, combining art and technology. The stiff tubes enable stability while pliable rope enables adaptability and comfort to the user.

Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec(Year: 2020) for Artek
Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec (Year: 2020) for Artek

In this case, the rope translates the silhouette of the chair into the real chair.

Images courtesy Ronan &ErwanBouroullec Design

Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec(Year: 2020) for Artek
Rope Chair,Designer: Ronan &ErwanBouroullec (Year: 2020) for Artek