Officina chair and stool are the next step of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec on-going experimentation with iron in collaboration with Italian design company Magis. Officina chair and stool enlarge the collection of tables presented last year. For Officina chair and stool, the designers used the same construction geometry as tables by associating the wrought iron to a shell made in injected plastic – which also comes wrapped in leather.
Wrough iron – the shaping of iron by hammering – is one of the oldest techniques for making objects. For Magis Officina collection, the studio wanted to work with this ancient process and give it a new visual language.
The result is a system of legs with a newly made geometrical shape. As structural elements, they can create furniture of extreme sophistication, refinement and harmony. The surface of wrought iron is alive and imperfect, which lends the objects a special vibration. By reflecting the random, mechanical traces of the tools that gave them shape, these pieces bring a breath of fresh air to the industrial scheme.
all images courtesy of RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC – video by JURIAAN BOOIJ