Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011
In response to an invitation from Kvadrat, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created the site-specific installation ‘Textile Field’ for the 2011 London Design Festival. ‘Textile Field’ was situated in the Raphael Gallery of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Textile Field is typical of the Bouroullecs in that it is playful and open ended, a sensual space for the user’s imagination: quite literally a vast field for museum visitors to make their own. Ronan Bouroullec describes the atmosphere they envisage as ‘lascivious reverie, a more sensual experience in which you are a little bit more open to be touched, to dream’.
Colour is another important aspect of the Bouroullecs’ work, and Textile Field brings a totally different colour experience to the Raphael Gallery. It is composed of 13 shades of Kvadrat’s Hallingdal fabric; arranged in bands of greys, green blues, blues, blue greens and greens that blend across the 30-meter stretch.