Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

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Alcove highback sofa, 2006 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (born 1971 and 1976) are a design team formed by brothers from Quimper, Brittany.[1]

In 2007, the firm's "North Tiles" design for Kvadrat in Denmark won the D - Design Forum AID Award[citation needed] and has been included in Giulio Cappellini's design collection.[2] 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.[2] "We don't want to make only functional pieces," Erwan Bouroullec noted.[2]

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, 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 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.

In 2014, the Bouroullec brothers were awarded with the year's Panerai London Design Medal award.[5]


  1. ^ "Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec". Design Museum. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Design Notebook: Furniture fair: In Milan, form follows fashion". The New York Times. 12 April 2001. 
  3. ^ a b ronan + erwan bouroullec Design Boom
  4. ^ Cneai (National Center for Art, Edition and Image)
  5. ^ "Bouroullec brothers and Richard Rogers honoured with London Design Medal awards". Dezeen. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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