A perfect match of material and form, the cork L’Oiseau Ornament is an airy and highly characterful piece which will bring a real sense of style to any environment. Produced from natural cork, this beautifully worked ornament avoids being kitschy, with the austere, simplicity of the object carrying a genuine note of restraint. The little cork bird sits well on its own, or impressively as part of a flock alongside the other items in the ’Oiseau family. This special edition of the evocative ornament is numbered.
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”.