“Our intention was to design a chair pared down to the very minimum, using the least quantity of materials and hardware.
The plywood seat and back of Pila chair are supported on four very thin sticks of solid wood, held together by an almost-invisible structure in die-cast aluminium. The chair back is delicately inserted into the frame like the blade of a knife, and offers absolute sturdiness.
The Bouroullecs have been working with Magis since 2004, designing two complete furniture collections as well as other projects. These days, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers and they also continue to carry out their own experimental activity which is essential to the development of their work at Galerie Kreo, Paris, where four exhibitions of their designs were held between 2001 and 2012. They also embark on occasional architectural projects.