french fraternal duo ronan and erwan bouroullec belong to a select group of creatives that have helped shape the world of design during the past decade. following their exhibition album two years ago, they return to the renowned vitra design museum in the south german village of weil am rhein for a new showcase. the new exhibition, entitled rêveries urbaines and held at the venue's zaha hadid fire station, presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings. like a large open sketchbook, the proposed solutions are presented as a gentle walk through models and animations.
the show is designed to be immersive and to bear the visitor away into different scenarios, with each model showcased as a chapter in an urban fiction, and features brothers' first projects that concentrate on public spaces. films and research models are arranged around twenty proposals that re-invent certain motifs for urban spaces: vines, torches, parasols, a fountain, a kiosk etc. the aim is to give a new sense of magic to the places where we walk, meet, and talk, by the use of lines, harmony and transparency. the installation is not only a collection of abstract ideas but also points to some of the ongoing projects the brothers are developing for several cities around the world [om through jan 22]. location: charles eames strasse 2, zaha hadid fire station [weil am rhein].