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Members’ Preview: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec


Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac is a mid-career exhibition of work by two of the most exciting and innovative designers working today. Born and based in France, the Bouroullecs bring high-tech manufacturing ideas to standard furniture and design formats, such as the communal kitchen table and the basic dining chair, resulting in timeless, straightforward products devoid of trendy gimmicks. The brothers not only design elegant and beautiful objects—chairs, sofas, lamps, tables, and dishware—but they also develop pioneering hybrid forms that defy categorization as they shape space in clever new ways. Be the first to view this forward-looking exhibition while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Members’ Preview

7 pm – Doors open (enter through the first floor education lobby or MCA Store)

7:15 pm – Talk: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling (Edlis Neeson Theater)

MCA Members, RVSP for you and a guest by contacting 312-397-4040 or [email protected]. Additional guest tickets will be available for $20 at the door.

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Installation view, Bivouac, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, Oct 7, 2011–Jul 30, 2012

Photo © Tahon et Bouroullec


Exclusively for MCA Circle Donor members and above

Join us from 5:30 to 7 pm for the VIP Circle Preview.

5:30 pm – Doors open (enter through the first-floor education lobby or MCA Store)

5:45 pm – Remarks by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator (fourth-floor atrium)

Circle Donors, RSVP for this exclusive preview by contacting 312-799-3504 or [email protected].

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