Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, French designers born in Quimper in 1971 and 1976 respectively, have been working together since 1999. From industrial design to craftwork, from large production to research, from the object to public space, their creations span multiple fields of expression. Their career has been marked by collaborations, from major international companies to artisans of ancestral skills from Europe to Japan. Some urban designs have been produced in numerous countries, including Nuage promenade (Miami, 2017), les Fontaines des Champs-Elysées (Paris, 2019), la Bourse de Commerce–Collection Pinault (Paris, 2021).
Several exhibitions have been devoted to their work in venues such as: Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA (Los Angeles, 2004), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2011), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2012, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (2012), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2013), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2021-2022). Their work features in some of the world’s biggest collections: MoMA, New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, Art Institute of Chicago, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Design Museum, London. Numerous monographs have been published, including Works by Phaidon Press London (2012). They 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; The Design Prize and the City of Milan official award, 2017.