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Quiet Motion by Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec for BMWi

Milan

Cork is the key material of the Quiet Motion installation designed by the renowned French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for BMWi that was presented at the Milan International Furniture Fair 2013. Quiet Motion is being exhibited on a tour arranged by BMWi in several world capitals. Using cork supplied by Corticeira Amorim as well as a series of strips of blue fabrics, Quiet Moon represents the dynamic allegory of contemplation and sustainable mobility. Carousel-like slowly rotating cork platforms move gently making no noise.  They substantiate the silent use of energy as an analogy to the electric propulsion that makes vehicles more environmentally friendly and will be increasingly integrated in the new generation of vehicles from BMWi.

«Through Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Quiet Motion installation, I have been rediscovering the cork from a totally new perspective. When used wisely, the natural properties of this authentic material, such as its warmth, its acoustic and of course the unique aesthetic, are truly supporting our BMWi Next Premium design philosophy.»

- Benoit Jacob, Head Designer of BMWi