Bourse de Commerce in Paris
The remnant of an impressive 18th century circular attic, Bourse du Commerce is topped by a spectacular metal and glass dome. For its modern transformation, François Pinault commissioned the Japanese architect Tadao Ando to design the interior space hosting the Pinault collection, and the Bouroullec brothers to create all of the Foundation’s interior and exterior furniture, as well as its restaurant Michel Bras.
The brothers thus designed lighting, seatings, mirrors, carpets, benches and outdoor furniture, with the overarching idea to form a discreet presence, defined by a sense of balance and excellence.
Elaborating on the motive behind their work, Ronan and Erwan have said: "One of the permanent questions in our work is the quality of the atmosphere. The visitor must feel important when he enters the Bourse. How do we welcome them? What can we do to make this atmosphere less artificial, more mineral?".