GRID by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
A colourful room-within-a-room, the raw shell of the GRID System provides a base for modular seating, shelves, tables and screens, which can be integrated in different ways to create a playful and multifunctional environment for informal meetings, presentations or simply hanging out. Part sofa, part lounge, part presentation space, the multi-functional Grid product family is a thoughtful response from the Bouroullec brothers to changes in how we live and work. The modular system is based on a powder-coated steel frame and is designed to offer total flexibility of use as the lines between home, leisure and the workplace become increasingly fluid and blurred.
Variations include an L-shape module enclosed by back and side panels, a U-shaped module, which creates a more enveloping effect for informal meetings, a straight module with a seat that functions as a sofa and space partition, and a room divider that can function as a screen or as an integrated AV station.
Tall side panels create private spaces while low side panels offer less visual division, both options are available in either a larch-wood veneer, covered with an acoustic upholstery or as a metal grid that encourages communication between the inside and outside of the module.
For the seating, a base cushion provides the initial support, with four other cushion sizes and shapes offered to create diverse sitting environments: a full length back pad foam cushion, and sets of three small or mixed sized feather cushions, all with removable upholstery covers.
A standing or sitting desk for informal work is created with the addition of an external shelf. The sides can be fully upholstered as a sofa, or one side can function as a built-in side table. Neat power & data spot units provide connectivity and charging stations to the units.
Beyond the 9-5
The modular system is based on powder-coated steel frame and is designed to offer total flexibility. A vast array of options offers the owner true freedom in modifying the design to their needs and encourages creativity and dynamism in their use.
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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have been working together for over 15 years, bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. From designing spaces to furniture, taking on architectural projects to designing textile wall systems or comprehensive collections, the brothers maintain drawing and experimental activity as essential to the development of their work.
On GRID: “We are very interested in elements that lie somewhere between furniture and architecture. They have a role inside the space beyond being just a seating element; they create some kind of separation, they help to divide and organise. If you have one tree in the middle of an empty field, people will head for the tree, it helps your body feel a little more at ease and more secure. The GRID is part of this research - it helps you make a decision, even if you don’t need to use it.”