Palissade Cone Table
Based on the
desire to develop a series of tables to complement the Palissade outdoor
furniture collection, French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec teamed up
with HAY to create the Cone Table. Its solid base and ultra-thin steel tabletop
share the same graphic design idiom as the rest of the series, enabling the
table to be strong without being bulky and elegant without being fragile. The
series comprises various sizes with round and square tabletops; all featuring a
stabilising concrete base. Specifically designed for outdoor use, the
powder-coated steel has a protective outdoor primer for optimal durability and
resilience. The collection is available in three different colours and is ideal
for terraces, balconies, gardens, cafés and public spaces.
|Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976,
respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts
Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan
began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while
his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint
partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small
utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of
domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse
home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation
of interior space.
One of their most unconventional designs, Algue
(2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec
brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was
developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along
with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius, and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to
the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.