Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

A colourful room-within-a-room, the raw shell of the GRID SYSTEM provides a base for modular seating, shelves, tables and screens, which can be integrated in different ways to create a playful and multifunctional environment for informal meetings, presentations or simply hanging out. The modular system is based on powder-coated steel frame and is designed to offer total flexibility. A vast array of options offers the owner true freedom in modifying the design to their needs and encourages creativity and dynamism in their use.

The basic, L-shaped module has two 2.5 metre-long sides, enclosed by tall back and side panels. Both sides can be fully upholstered as a sofa, or one side can function as a built-in side table. A standing or sitting desk for informal work is created with the addition of an external shelf. The side panels are available in either a metal grid that encourages communication between the inside and outside of the module, a larch-wood veneer or covered with an acoustic upholstery. Each element—the frame, upholstery and panels—can be finished in a different colour.

Other variations include a U-shaped module, which creates a more enveloping effect, a straight module without a seat that can function as a partition and a straight module with a seat that functions as a bench. These can also be joined together to create rows of different uses. For the seating, a base cushion provides the initial support, with three other cushion sizes and shapes offered to create diverse sitting environments. For launch, the GRID upholstery will be finished with Hallingdale, one of the most popular fabrics created by Danish
firm Kvadrat.