January 7, 2009

Textural polypropylene-module wall system

When Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec received a commission to create a rooftop shelter in Paris, they devised a system based on a tiny three-dimensional motif. Like their Algues product, Twigs is comprised by an aggregation of polypropylene units resembling small branches. The Twigs clip together on supporting cables, creating an extensive, irregular, and colorful tapestry. A Twig wall approximates camouflage, with a visual complexity resulting from the repetition of simple units.

Contact: Vitra, Birsfelden, Switzerland.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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