Les Tuiles is a system of textile bricks designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat. Les Tuiles was conceived as a “immersive quilt” that erodes the fixed character of common spatial delineators like walls, doors, and passageways. The soft textile bricks form a continuous surface that may be easily reconfigured based on contextual needs. Each unit is a “fabric sandwich” containing a soft and acoustically absorptive layer of cellular foam and only requires twenty seconds to be machine molded. Doors are conceived as self supporting and mobile modules that can be easily moved. Areas enclosed by Les Tuiles acquire a special sound quality defined by a muffled, protected, and introverted sensation.
Contact: Kvadrat A/S, Ebeltoft, Denmark.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment