Called L'Oiseau, meaning 'the bird' in French. The sleek form of the bird attractively suits contemporary interiors. This avian figure of archaic simplicity is remindful of the modest artifacts of Nordic folk art. It is available in a ceramic figure in various colors or as a wooden bird made of milled maple and sanded to a smooth finish.
The L'Oiseau bird, made in either ceramic or wood, has a Scandinavian feel with its smooth edges and simple design.
"Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring theme in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. " - Vitra
An original genuine Vitra piece.
Design Year: 2011
Material: ceramic with a glazed finish, or solid maple wood.
Origin of Wood: maple (Acer platanoides) from Western Europe and/or Poland. Dimensions: L245 x W60 x H150cm
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2011
Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for about fifteen years bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.