Bouroullec, Ronan & Erwan

Corniches 2012

L'Oiseau 2011

Bistro Table 2009

Playn 2008

Softshell Chair 2008

Vegetal 2008

Slow Chair 2007

Alcove Highback Sofa 2006

Alcove Sofa 2006

Algue 2004

Metal Side Table 2004

Joyn Bench 2002

Joyn Conferencing 2002

Joyn 2002

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.

Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organization of interior space.

One of their most unconventional designs, Algues (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began in 2000 with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000-02 and is continually being refined and expanded. Along with Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.


Exhibitions (selection):

2007 Stitch Room, "MyHome", Vitra Design Museum, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein

2007 "Nature Design", Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich

2007 "Airs de Paris", Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre George Pompidou, Paris

2006 "Anders als immer", Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart

2006 "Futurotextiles", Tri Postal, Lille

2006 "Swarm", The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

2006 "Brothers and Sisters in Art", Haus der Kunst, Munich

2005 "Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec“, honorary guests at the International Fair of Living, Mobitex, Brno

2005 "The Showroom", Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

2005 Installation for Vitra, Spazio La Pelota, Fuori Salone, Milan 2004 "Céramiques contemporaines - trente artistes, trente céramistes", Musée National de la Céramique, Sèvres

2004 "Culture Design" ("Design en stock" / "40 ans de Mobilier National"), Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris

2004 "Séjours éphémères", Stedelijke Musea, Kortrijk

2004 "La Maison Bouroullec", Interieur Lille, Lille

2004 "Trafic d'influences: Art et Design", Collection du Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Tri Postal, Lille

2004 "Assemblages, 250, 150, 60", Galerie Kreo, Paris

2004 "Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec", Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2004 "Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2004 "Plant Power", Design Museum Tank, London

2004 "Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, Parois", Musée de la Piscine, Roubaix

2004 Installation "The Ideal House", Internationale Möbelmesse, Cologne

2003 "Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec", Droog Design Gallery, Amsterdam

2002 "Une petite maison intéressante à habiter", Villa Noailles, Hyères

2002 "Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec", Design Museum, London

2002 "Les nuages en polystyrènes", Installation for Museum Night, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

2001 "Mutations", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bordeaux

2001 "Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec", Galerie Kreo, Paris

2001 "Manger", New Forms of Living, Salon du meuble, Paris

2001 "Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec", Miyake Design Studio Gallery, Tokyo

1998 "La vie en rose", Cartier Foundation, Paris

DesignReasons sells the office sofas, chair and tables above made by Vitra. The Bistro Tables, and the Vegetal Chair is a restaurant favorite. The Slow Chair is DesignReasons favorite and can be used both commercial and residental. The Bistro Tables, Vegetal Chair and the Slow Chair detailing is perfect representation of the quality of their designs as the Alcove Series and the Joyn System.