Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, French designers born in Quimper (Brittany) in 1971 and 1976 respectively, have been working together since 1999. From industrial design to craft work, from large production runs to research, from the object to public space, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec‘s creations span multiple fields of expression and have gradually entered our daily lives.
Their career has been marked by collaborations from major international companies to artisans of ancestral skills from Europe to Japan. Multiple researches have also led them to work with the world’s most renowned museums.
Some urban designs have been produced in numerous countries including the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection (Paris, 2021), the Belvedere (Rennes, 2020), the Fountains of the Champs-Elysées (Paris, 2019), Ring & Ruisseau (2018, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein), Nuage promenade (Miami, 2017).
Several exhibitions have been devoted to them, at the Design Museum (London, 2002), Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA (Los Angeles, 2004), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, 2004), Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2011), Museum of Contemporary Art, (Chicago, 2012), Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou (2012), and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2013).
Their work has entered some of the world's biggest collections: the Museum of Modern Art – MoMA (New York), the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou (Paris), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), and the Design Museum (London).
Numerous monographs have been published, in particular by Phaidon, including Works, Phaidon Press London, 2012.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have received numerous awards such as the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris, 1998; the Compasso d’Oro, 2011; the London Design Medal, 2014 for Best Designers, The Design Prize and the City of Milan official award, 2017.