Erwan Bouroullec, courtesy of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Firm: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Location: Paris, France.
Honors: Maison & Objet Créateurs de L’Année award; Compasso d’Oro; Red Dot Design Awards; Finn Juhl Prize; International Contemporary Furniture Fair award.
Bio: Erwan was born 1976 in Quimper, France, where he studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. His brother Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while Erwan assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. 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 organisation of interior space.
One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.
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