• Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.


    Posted on 17th January, by Dana Tomić Hughes in product design. 7 Comments

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

     

    Finally! A product that solves the real challenge of a little explored area in residential and commercial interiors – the dreaded curtain. Ready Made Curtain was designed by the super-brains Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat, and launched this week at the imm cologne. This self-assembly flexible hanging system can be adapted to fit any window, consisting of a hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs and a choice of woven and non-woven Kvadrat textiles. It’s available to purchase from Ligne Roset.


    “We wanted to create a very accessible piece, almost as easy and quick to install as putting a poster on a wall. We hate the technical aspect of curtain-dressing.”

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

    Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.

     

    This. Is. IT! Great design at work. It’s functional. Practical. It solves a real problem. It’s easy to use. AND… to wrap it all up, it is super beautiful. (And beautifully styled and photographed, of course.)

    I can honestly say that I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a new product. Such extreme love. Fifteen out of ten!

     

    Studies for developing the cord winding mechanism.

    Explorations of peg shapes.
    Studies for developing the cord winding mechanism and peg shapes.

     

    P.S. Yes, I am fully aware that today is Thursday, and that you’ve probably all come to expect a “Design Free Thursday” post. But you see, I just had to share this little nugget of goodness with you, and it just had to be today. In future, I reserve the right to occasionally break the DFT rule, and instead bring you a “Design FULL Thursday”. Ok? Great, thought you’d be fine with that.


    [Images courtesy of Kvadrat.]





  • 7 Responses to “Ready Made Curtain // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat.”

    1. richard says:

      darn you Dana, your amazing ! How can you get this out quicker than we as the PR team can get the information from overseas? your super sleuthing powers really are second to none..

    2. Camilla says:

      Ok this is brilliant & I must get my hands upon quick stix!

    3. BOTE says:

      I love design full thursdays!!!

    4. Valerio says:

      Just have to say that these curtains are amazing – they look so simple upon first glance, but when you look closer there is so much more to them. I would love to know where I can get my hands on them in Australia.

    5. You know what, I don’t actually think I’m a fan of these curtains. They look quite DIY, which is fine if you like that sort of thing, and the fabric appears to be much too thin – the sun would come right through in the early mornings (although I’m sure you would be able to select another fabric). As a temporary option, sure, but I don’t think so for permanent curtains.

    6. Whilst I certainly think these curtains are interesting and unique in their own right, I cannot help but wonder whether anyone would really use them? I would be worried that the pegs and whatnot holding the curtain to the rod were going to give way at any second! This could, of course, be just my naivety of this world speaking and I am open to all views =)

    7. What a clever little idea!

      I have always hated buying curtains – they’re expensive, they take a long time to be made up and installed, and the ready made ones never look quite right. This is an option that I will certainly be exploring in the future, as I can just do it myself!



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