21 May 2015
Belleville, the seventy-seventh administrative division of Paris, in the eastern part of the city. This is the location of the headquarters of the designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. A lively neighborhood filled with bistros and cafés to which the brothers have chosen to pay tribute with the new collection designed for Vitra and unveiled at the recent Salone del Mobile in Milan. Belleville is a range of tables and seats in which the synthesis of design and technology is defined by a rigorous vision of the product. The Belleville Chair is a hybrid, available with or without arms and made up of a structural framework of polyamide that gives a rounded and continuous line to the back and legs, on which rests a supple seat made of colored polypropylene or veneered and bent plywood, or in a version upholstered in leather or fabric. The Belleville Table borrows features of the classic bistro table: the cast aluminum legs converge from the base to the upper surface, forming a continuous and sturdy line. The top is available in laminate, wood or stone, materials similar to the ones used for the seats, creating a harmonious and unitary effect.