Chair Classics: Facett chair (2005) by Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec

Though the Facett chair (2005) by Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec is perhaps too young to be considered a true design classic, in my opinion seemingly everything that the Bouroullec’s design is destined to become one.

One of the things that makes the Bouroullec‘s work so fascinating to follow is the fact that they seem to continually be adding to a cohesive body of work, no matter what the product or who the manufacturer. You can clearly see that the research and experimentation from this project with Ligne Roset went on to influence their work in 2008 with Gallery Kreo, and then with Kvadrat in 2006 and 2009.


Produced by France based Ligne Roset, the entire Facett collection is a shining example of these Parisian brothers’ manufacturing ingenuity and aesthetic sensibility.


By developing and deploying an innovative folding technique to create the solid form from a sheet of pleated andĀ reinforcedĀ fabric, the faceted shapes emerged. The entire collection is comprised of an arm chair, dining chair, sofa, two footrests and a rug, and is available in a diverse array of colors.






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  2. Eduardo,

    Very beautiful and elnaget in it’s purity and simplicity in both idea and execution. A timeless and welcoming form. I love that it is one artfully folded mesh piece which reveals it’s conception and it’s making as the aesthetic. I think it would be even more visually successful with a contrast of mesh and tube support finish. The single color dilutes the expressive potential of the two different forms. The unique-piece ‘evolving’ aspect of the chair gives it yet another wonderful product dimension. I wish I had designed this! I want one or more!