In collaboration with Kvadrat, internationally acclaimed designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created Clouds, an innovative, interlocking fabric tile concept for the home. Updated to offer new textile options in 2012, Clouds can be used as an installation and be hung from a wall or ceiling.
Clouds have many uses; used for room acoustics, to create an installation or to divide space. You can connect the textile tiles in any way you want to create your own individual design. The clever elementary design means Clouds can easily be re-arranged, allowing you to create new designs time and time again.
Clouds evolves as you add elements to it, producing a unique three-dimensional effect. Inspired by the inviting irregularity of the surface, you construct your own piece and make your vision reality. Self-expression lies at the heart of the appeal of Clouds.
The tiles are made of one element and are attached by special rubber bands. Creating your own piece is quick and easy, whether you want a simple design or a complex decorative screen or wall. You can easily arrange and re-arrange the tiles to reflect your individual style and bring new ideas into your home, time and time again.
Clouds was conceived when the French brothers were working with Kvadrat on the North Tiles project and were inspired to create a lighter version for the home market.
Clouds is available in 2 Kvadrat fabrics; Tempo and Divina.
Tempo offers colour combinations including: zesty orange/burgundy, dark/light blue and lime green/slate blue.
The Divina combinations are: light/dark brown, black/white and dark blue/white. The new colour options are: light blue/beige, warm grey/camel and bluish grey/bluish brown. All textile variations come in a choice of 8 or 24 tiles.
In the ten years that they’ve worked together, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made a huge impact on the world of design. Their collaboration is driven by their differing personalities and a shared perfectionism.Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have won numerous awards, including Design of the Year 2010 by Design Museum London and Danish Design Award 2010 by Danish Design Center, Designers of the Year at the Salon du Meuble in 2002, the Grand Prix du Design de la Ville de Paris (1998), the New Designer Award at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (New York, 1999), the Forum AID Award (Stockholm, 2007) and the Finn-Juhl Prize (Copenhagen, 2008). Several exhibitions have been devoted to their work.
Clouds form a part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.