Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

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Alcove highback sofa, 2006 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (b. 1971 and 1976) are a design team formed by brothers from Brittany.[1] In 2007 the firm's "North Tiles" design for Kvadrat in Denmark won the D - Design Forum AID Award [2][not in citation given] and has been included in Cappellini's design collection.[1] Their work has included a tree-house bedroom and a "table sprouting a bowl molded from a single piece of heat-welded Corian". The designs have been described as representing poetic practicality.[1] "We don't want to make only functional pieces," Erwan Bouroullec noted.[1]

The Bouroullecs work in Paris for clients including Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Domeau & Peres, Authentics, EandW, Magis, Vitra and Gallery Kreo.[3] They received the grand prix du jury international at the Paris Furniture Fair in 1998 e de la ville de paris, the best new designer award in New York in 1999, a Compasso d'Oro nomination in 2001 in Milan, and designed the interior for Issey Miyake’s APOC shop in Paris.[3] In 2006, the Cneai[4] invited them to design the "Floating House", an artist residence. In 2011, the Centre Pompidou-Metz hosts a major retrospective on the Bouroullec brothers. The show traveled to the United States and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. Their work has been published in several books about their process and aesthetics. The brothers also provide an interview in the film Objectified by Gary Hustwit.


  1. ^ a b c d Design Notebook: Furniture fair; In Milan, form follows fashion April 12, 2001 New York Times
  2. ^ North Tiles article
  3. ^ a b ronan + erwan bouroullec Design Boom
  4. ^ Cneai (National Center for Art, Edition and Image)

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