Thursday, March 5, 2009
This has caught my imagination today. The designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created a new sculptural fabric, called Clouds, that is made up of multiple pieces that can be both linked together and "sculpted" on their own. The photo itself is pretty delightful: who wouldn't like to carry a cloud around as camouflage some days? Maybe even a pink and orange one, like a sunset (the fabric comes in several colors). But it's the possibility of what you can do with the fabric that has made me smile. A pillow that your guests can redesign as they enjoy drinks with you? A sculpture in a child's room? A wall hanging in a studio? Coated with a sealant, could it be moved outside?
You can find more information on ordering your own cloud fabric in today's NYT.