French design superstars Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec lead the way into the museums with a fresh MCA exhibit and tell us what's delighting (and challenging) them this winter. Think snow, not ski bunnies.
Must-do list this winter
Erwan: Discovering snow with my daughter. I want to go somewhere in the Pyrenees, where there's more nature and fewer people wearing pink. The challenge is to find a ski place where there is no discotheque.
Ronan: I don't have any feeling of guilt when it comes to pleasure
Ronan: "Mon Oncle" by Jacques Tati
Interior design in a movie
Erwan: The John Lautner house in "A Single Man"
Erwan: "Transition" by Iain Banks
Color we can't get enough of
Want to travel to
Erwan: Maddalena archipelago in Sardinia
Chill out music
Erwan: The soundtrack for "Paris, Texas"
The most stylish thing I own is ...
Erwan: A sweatshirt from Issey Miyake's very first A-Poc collection
You'd most like to sit on...
Ronan: A sofa, but not any kind of sofa, the one my wife designed, Ruch by Inga Semp
What place most inspires you right now?
Ronan: Anywhere by the ocean
Erwan: A workshop, a factory
3 TO SEE
Afterimage DePaul Art Museum, through Nov. 18. A fascinating consideration of the ways that Chicago's Imagists found another home in the works of contemporary artists.
Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints Smart Museum of Art, through Jan. 20. Looks at how French and Japanese art had been mingling much earlier than is commonly believed.