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Mon 11.4.

Milan 2011: ‘Folio’ storage unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 11.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

The Bouroullec Brothers' new now-you-see-it-now-you-don't 'Folio' storage unit for British label Established & Sons

Ciao a tutti. It’s the eve of the Milan Salone del Mobile and your faithful Architonic team is already in town, sporting a fine line in (comfortable) sneakers, checking out what this year’s Fuori Salone has to offer.

We were at the Versace Theatre this afternoon, taking at look at British label Established & Sons new 2011 collection, and were rather taken by the Bouroullec Brothers’ new ‘Folio’ storage unit, which plays with the ideas of display and concealment, public and private.

The manufacturer describes it as ‘a new typology of furniture’, which may be pushing it a bit, but its fabric façade (whose intense, saturated colour was reminiscent at the show of a Mark Rothko or a Barnett Newman painting – the picture above doesn’t do it justice), which hangs, veil-like, in front of oak shelving and moves along a discreet aluminium track, makes this a wonderfully lo-fi and playful piece. It’s up to the user to decide how much of their stored possessions they care to reveal…

to the Established & Sons collections on Architonic

to Ronan Bouroullec’s products on Architonic

to Erwan Bouroullec’s products on Architonic

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Milan 2011: ‘Folio’ storage unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons (UK)