Magis Officina Console Table
Challenging a contemporary visual language in wrought iron, the bouroullec brothers have developed the officina collection, a range of tables and low tables with hammered metal structures, and tops in a variety of materials: wood, sheet metal, glass. presented during salone del mobile 2014, the furniture series for italian furniture company magis utilizes one of the oldest production techniques. we wanted to work with this ancient fabrication process and give it a new visual language, explain ronan and erwan bouroullec.
The result is a system of legs with a newly made geometric shape to hold up tabletops of different size and nature steel, wood, glass. As structural elements, they can create furniture of extreme sophistication, refinement and harmony, they add.
The surface of wrought iron is alive and imperfect, which lends the objects a special vibration. by reflecting the random, mechanical traces of the tools that gave them shape, these pieces bring a breath of fresh air to the industrial scheme.
Rectangular galvanized plate console table
- Size Description
Height 91 cm
Base depth 38 cm
Base width 88 cm
Top depth 40 cm
Top thickness 2.5 cm
Top width 120 cm
Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for some ten years. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their differing personalities and shared perfectionism.<br /> In 1997 they presented their “Disintegrated Kitchen” at the Salon du Meuble in Paris and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects, notably the Lit clos (Closed Bed) and Spring Chair. In 2000, Issey Miyake asked them to design a space for his new collection of A-Poc clothes in Paris. Then came the decisive meeting with Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of Vitra, which resulted in their conception of a new kind of office system, Joyn, in 2002. This was the beginning of a special partnership which has borne fruit in numerous projects, including Algues, the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest and the Slow Chair. Since 2004, the Bouroullecs have also been working with Magis, for whom they have designed two complete furniture collections, Striped and Steelwood. Finally, they have worked on several types of textile wall systems, such as the North Tiles, in close collaboration with the Kvadrat brand, for whom they designed a new Stockholm showroom in 2006.