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Discussing their latest project, a wooden chair designed for the Italian company Mattiazzi, Erwan said "sometimes innovation comes from misusing a machine, or putting two machines together." In this case, the brothers wanted to "think about construction,

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Originally appeared in In the Bouroullecs' Studio
on April 19, 2011
Discussing their latest project, a wooden chair designed for the Italian company Mattiazzi, Erwan said "sometimes innovation comes from misusing a machine, or putting two machines together." In this case, the brothers wanted to "think about construction,
Discussing their latest project, a wooden chair designed for the Italian company Mattiazzi, Erwan said "sometimes innovation comes from misusing a machine, or putting two machines together." In this case, the brothers wanted to "think about construction, and try to find a clever way to build with solid wood" while minimizing waste in the construction. He sketched this drawing for me, showing how cutting a curve from a solid piece of wood wastes a lot of the material (top); while creating a curve from two pieces of wood joined together (bottom) generates less waste. This idea was the basis of their design for the Osso chair.

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