PICO
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Tuesday 19 Jun 2012

The Pico collection comes in three differently coloured bases (Blanc, Gris, and Terre) composed of specific mineral mixtures that produce surfaces with a real material depth.

The subtly composed shades have a matt finish with a sensual surface feel. Together with its slightly irregular dotted texture "Pico" produces gentle surfaces that stand in contrast with the extreme brightness and slickness of today's coating materials.

In this collection, designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked on defining a regular-irregular texture, the result is the declension of two relief surfaces: "Down" with sunken dots and "Up" with elevated dots. Both reliefs are available in their natural, monochrome base colours: "Blanc", "Gris" and "Terre". Furthermore, adding dynamics - two tones of colour, Red and Blue, applied as little dots in the hollow or as a base colour. The use of colours activates the relief by creating delicate shadows, turning the tiles a nuance colder or warmer.

The designers wanted to use the ceramic material in a very flexible way, consequently the "Pico" collection is equally adapted for use in public spaces (airports, restaurants) as for use in domestic spaces (indoors and outdoors)."

Pico is manufactured by Italian manufacturer, Mutina.

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designer biog

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for about ten years now. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence with the intention to reach more balance and fineness. In 1997, they presented their “Disintegrated Kitchen” at the Salon du Meuble in Paris and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects, notably the Lit clos (“Closed Bed”) and the Spring Chair. Today, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers, namely Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini and more recently Flos and Mattiazzi. At the same time, they maintain an experimental activity which is essential to the development of their work at Galerie kreo, Paris, where four exhibitions of their designs have been held between 2001 and 2010. They also embark on occasional architectural projects such as the Maison flottante (“Floating House”) in 2006 or the Camper stores in Paris and Copenhagen (2009) and the Casa Camper Hotel’s restaurant, Dos Palillos, in Berlin (2010).