Ready Made Curtain by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

French  designers, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, have teamed up with Danish textile manufacturer, Kvadrat  to release the simple Ready Made Curtain

The project is designed to overcome the fact that there is no such thing as a ‘standard window’ size, a problem which anyone who has ever tried to buy a pair of curtains is likely to have faced.

It is Kvadrat’s first direct consumer product and was unveiled at IMM Cologne in January. The solution is incredibly simple and – as these pictures demonstrate – very elegant. 

The Ready Made Curtain  is available in a selection of colours and with a choice of Kvadrat fabrics. The kit provided includes: a hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs, and a selection of textiles. It is designed to be made by the user with minimal tools and skill required.


The French Designers were inspired by the tension in guitar strings and the simple method of stapling a poster to the wall. They wanted to bring effortlessness of those methods into the Ready Made curtain system.

The Bouroullec brothers didn’t want to create a heavy or high-tech solution, so they spent months refining and testing the fixing mechanisms. They have said of the curtain: “The system is very simple, we have used the lightest touch.”

Above and Below: Research process to refine the fixings

 

 

Images © Studio Bouroullec. Images 2, 4 and 9 © Casper Sejersen

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