Ronan And Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers – Paris Design Agenda
×

YOUR OPINION MATTERS, GET IN TOUCH!

Please select one or more options:

Please, you have to select an option.
Please insert your first name.
Please insert your last name.
Please insert your email.

Check here to indicate that you have read and agree to Terms & Conditions/Privacy Policy.

*required

Thanks you for contacting!
Annual Sale Essential Home

Check here to indicate that you have read and agree to Terms & Conditions/Privacy Policy.

Thanks for Subscribe!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You don't want us to answer?
Ronan And Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers
Oct
14
Ronan And Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The Breton-born Bouroullec brothers share much more than family bonds: they have been partners since Erwan (b.1976) has joined his oldest brother Ronan (b.1971) in his firm while he was still finishing his studies at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where both studied.

 

 

 

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

Back in 1997, they caught Giulio Cappellini’s attention at the Salon du Meuble in Paris with their Disintegrated Kitchen. Two projects – The Lit clos (“Closed Bed”) and the Spring Chair for Cappellini – marked the beginning of their commissioned work for many design-led European companies such as Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini, Flos and Mutina.

 

 

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

 

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

Among the wide range of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, we can elect two of the most iconic projects – Algues (2004) and Clouds (2009). Starting from a single nature-inspired-and-stylized module, the repetition makes them both interior design components and decorative elements at the same time.

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

Edited by Vitra, Algues are plastic elements reminiscent of plants that can be linked together to form a panel, like a web, more or less opaque depending on the number of modules used.

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

With Clouds, the Bouroullec went further and developed what can be considered a new typology of object: the textile pieces are held together with elastic bands and make free-standing or hanging structures. These structures can be used to divide space and absorb sound, and the modules are available in two Kvadrat fabrics and seven colour combinations.

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Breton-born Designer Brothers

The second part of the creative process of Algues and Clouds is then left to the user, who decides among the infinite possibilities of shape, colour, pattern and dimension, revealing the iterant Bouroullec’s focus on the organization of interior space, with a poetic yet simple statement based on the everyday life and the relationship with the user.

 

Lighting Stocklist

These projects gave rise to many installations, some of them at Galerie Kreoin Paris – one of the places where the Bouroullec are able to maintain a more experimental activity, which they consider essential to the development of their work.

15 years of work are now compiled in a monograph called Works, written by design specialist Anniina Koivu, Director of Research and Head of PR & Partnerships at Vitra and former editor of Abitare magazine. The book explores the designers’ work by theme and includes hand-selected photographs by the Bouroullecs and unpublished images and drawings from the designers’ archives.

 

"Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are a design team formed by brothers. With a 15-year career as designers their work his now compiled in a monograph called Works."

 

What did you think about this article on Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec? Stay updated with the best news about trends, interior design tips, and furniture luxury brands.

 

 

(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

YOUR OPINION MATTERS
GET IN TOUCH!

Related Blogs
Annual Sale Essential Home