At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Vitra presented a wooden bird called L’Oiseau, designed by French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, as a companion piece to the Eames House Bird which the Eames’ discovered on their travels and whose original designer remains unknown.
“It is a simple bird without any other function than trying to propose a caring presence, a pleasant company. We have always been fascinated by animal representations whether they are primitive or more contemporary — from ivory bears made by the Inuit community to the Finnish birds made in blown glass. It could seem outdated to be interested in such subjects however we truly think that it is a necessary fantasy to continue supplementing this symbolic bestiary.” say the Bouroullec brothers.
Made from shaped Maple wood sanded to a smooth finish, L’Oiseau will be available in Store soon. Click here for more information.