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Paper by FiftyThree is an application for the iPad that allows users to draw sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or doodles and instantly share them across the web. Although we have seen drawing apps before, Paper seems to take the next step towards digital applications becoming more realistic to sketching on paper. Designed to be used with a stylus the app provides a variery of pens (at an additional cost, which is a slight downside to the app), which are designed to provide the user with an authentic representation of the pens that they are based on.
The collaboration between brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is a permanent dialogue nourished by their differing personalities and shared perfectionism. Their big break happened in 1997, when they presented their Disintegrated Kitchen at the Paris Furniture Fair and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects. Since then, they’ve worked with numerous manufacturers, notably Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset and Issey Miyake. Nonetheless, they still actively produce experimental work, of which there have been four exhibitions at Galerie Kreo, Paris, since 2001. They also undertake the occasional architectural project. Winners of numerous awards, several exhibitions have been devoted to their work, which can also be found in a number of permanent collections around the world.