Clouds by Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec for Kvadrat

Clouds by Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec for Kvadrat

Sarah Coffey
Jan 20, 2009

In 2006, Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec released their North Tiles for textile manufacturer Kvadrat. The tiles were a modular system of fabric that could be installed on a wall or used as a room divider and sound-proofing device. This year, they follow up the North Tiles with Clouds, an even simpler system of fabric tiles that are locked together with elastic bands. Clouds can be shaped into freeform designs that hang from the ceiling, adhere to the wall, or grow from the ground...

Clouds are available in packs of 8 or 24 pieces, in a range of seven color combos. They can be used as sculptural pieces, soundproof wall coverings, or to create "pods" of fabric in a home.

The Bouroullec Brothers explain that the project evolved out of a desire to make modern homes more soft and welcoming. They're also interested in modular products that can be easily adapted and individualized by consumers.

For more information, check out this special site for Kvadrat Clouds. Kvadrat textiles are distributed in the U.S. through Maharam, although we haven't yet found a direct U.S. retailer.

Other write-ups around the Web:
Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec from Dezeen
Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat from Design Boom
">Eco-Friendly North Tiles from Inhabitat

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