Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Product Designer

A family pack of creative power: The French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were born in 1971 and 1976 in the Breton city of Quimper. After their study at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Cergy Pontoise, they were discovered at their presentation of  the “cuisine désintégrée“ in Paris for Italian design visionary GiulioCappellini in 1997. The meeting was a the beginning of a co-operation that holds until today.

After the turn of the millennium, everything happened at once for the two designers. In 2000, the collaboration with the Parisian Galerie kreo began and was crowned in the following year with their first solo exhibition in the prestigious space.  At the same time, Japanese fashion star Issey Miyake set his eyes on the duo and hired them for the design of his boutique of his famous “A-Poc” collection. A meeting with  Vitra boss Rolf Fehlbaum sealed the first joint project, the office system “Joyn” for the design manufacturer based in Weil am Rhein.

In the meantime, companies such as Artek, Alessi, Axor Hansgrohe, Cappellini, Established & Sons, Flos, Hay, Kettal, Kvadrat, Kartell, Glas Italia, Ligne Roset, Magis, Iittala, Mattiazzi, Mutina, Nani Marquina and  Samsung trust the designs of the two brothers. They convince via their lightness, colors and sometimes even organic playfulness.

They received special attention for the “Facett” series for Ligne Roset, the office chair “Worknest” for Vitra as well as the outdoor collection “Palissade” for Hay. Besides their furniture designs, the  Bouroullecs also planned the interiors of Berlin’s restaurant  Dos Palillos, Paris’s Camper Stores and Copenhagen’s Kvadrat showroom.

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