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Algue, 2004
Vitra, Switzerland

Designer
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Material
Injection moulded plastic

Dimensions
W 25.7 cm, H 32 cm

 

A plant-like plastic creation, filigreed, flexible and yet strong. Algue is the French word for algae. These seaweedlike plastic modular components snap together like Lego to form a screen, a room divider, a tentlike canopy, or any imaginative form to suit any space.

The Algues Screen is avaliable in several colors and attaches at multiple points, allowing for endless combinations of organically branching structures: add more components for dense opacity or fewer for lacy transparency. The appeal and intrigue of the design rests largely in creating it oneself.

When viewed alone, it simply looks like a uniquely poetic, decorative design element. Algues are actually conceived as modular components of interior architecture.

Source(s):
- www.vitra.com