Lit clos 2000
Painted birch plywood, painted steel, aluminium, PMMA, cotton
2,400 × 2,000 × 1,400 mm
2 base height:
700 or 1,800 mm
Prototype developed with the help of a grant from the VIA.
Then limited edition in 8 pieces + 2 A. P. + 2 Prototypes
Numbered & signed pieces
Kreo Gallery, Paris
“The « Lit Clos » puts forward a simple idea. It’s a box that’s sufficiently closed to accommodate a bed and the intimacy that it presupposes, and at the same time sufficiently open not to be claustrophobic. The box is on an architectural scale, between a bed and a bedroom.
It uses techniques from
furniture manufacture: painted plywood, soldered steel, and above all there’s the DIY assembly of the kind that you get with a piece of Ikea furniture. These characteristics give you a certain ease of assembly and of installation. While it's admittedly more complex than an ordinary bed, it’s still simpler than putting a bedroom together. There is a play on the scale of the space. The « Lit Clos » frees you from the necessity of building a whole bedroom, and opens up numerous possibilities in relation to the place where one sleeps.
The « Lit Clos » exists in a low and a high version, respectively 70 cm and 180 cm off the ground. “
Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.