Hardwearing yet elegant, the Abalon family is quite unlike anything else. Highly sculptural and magnificently formed, the durable nature of the sofa makes it perfect for a commercial setting, but it wouldn’t feel out of place in a modern home space.
Available in a pair of distinctive finishes, the Bouroullec brother’s fingerprints can be found all over the sofa, making it destined for future classic status.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.