“An Eames chair is like a Beatles song,” French designer Ronan Bouroullec once told an interviewer. In the same way a classic song entertains after countless listens, a classic design has “a certain lightness, a certain elegance.” A sense of immortality permeates all of Bouroullec’s work; he has been designing spare, shapely objects with his younger brother, Erwan, for nearly two decades. Their Palissade outdoor furniture line for Danish manufacturer HAY is a good example of the brothers’ flair for timelessness. Made of artfully curved powder-coated steel, the 13-piece collection includes benches, sofas, and lounge chairs and stools, shown here, in three colors. Since the pieces were conceived without a specific environment in mind, they’re comfortable in any setting or, for that matter, any decade.
This Outdoor Lounger Will Never Get Old
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Palissade collection for HAY embraces timeless elegance.
BY TIFFANY JOW
August 03, 2018
(Photos: Courtesy HAY)