Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for about fifteen years bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. Their studio is based in Paris and their team numbers around six people. In 1997, they were spotted by Cappellini, giving them their first industrial design projects. They began working with the Galerie kreo in 2000 and had their first solo show there in 2001. Issey Miyake then hired them to design the boutique to house his new collection « A-Poc ». They met then Rolf Felhbaum, President of Vitra, and worked on a new office system entitled « Joyn». Since then, they have gone on to work with Artek, Alessi, Axor Hansgrohe, Cappellini, Established & Sons, Flos, Hay, Kettal, Kvadrat, Kartell, Glas Italia, Ligne Roset, Magis, Iittala, Mattiazzi, Mutina, Nani Marquina, Samsung and Vitra. Their work has covered many field ranging from the design of small objects as jewellery to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale, from drawings to videos and photography. The designers also maintain an experimental activity with Gallery kreo, which is also essential to the development of their work. Designs of the Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are part of select international museums’ permanent collections such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Several monographic exhibitions have been devoted to their work: «Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec» at the Design Museum, London (2002) and «Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec» at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2004), «Album» at the Vitra Design Museum (2012) and «Bivouac» at the Centre Pompidou Metz (2011) and then at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2012-2013). In 2013, the Arts Décoratifs, Paris presented «Momentané» and more recently they presented “17 Screens” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2015). In 2016, the city of Rennes showed their latest researches in 4 exhibitions in three different places (Frac Bretagne, Les Champs Libres and the Parliament of Bretagne). A comprehensive monograph was released in 2012, Works, Phaidon Press. In 2013, under the art direction of Cornel Windlin, JRP Ringier published a 864-page paperback book called Drawing that collects more than 850 drawings that Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec made between 2005 and 2012. In the past, two monographs have been published : Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec published by Phaidon Press (2003) and Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec – Catalogue de Raison (Paris: Images Modernes / kreo, 2002).Dates Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971 in Quimper, Brittany) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976 in Quimper, Brittany) began working together in 1998 after completing their studies at École supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris and École nationale supérieure des Arts in Cergy. Their studio is based in Paris.Selected Exhibitions Made in France, group exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1997 Vases combinatoires, Galerie Neotù, Paris, 1997 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Galerie kreo, Paris, 2001 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Design Museum, London, 2002 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2004 Parois, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Roubaix, 2004 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2004 Airs de Paris, group show, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007 étapes, Villa Noailles, Hyères; MAC’s, Grand-Hornu; l’elac, Lausanne, 2008–2009 Lianes, Roches & Conques, Galerie kreo, Paris, 2010 Album, Arc en Rêve–Centre d’architecture, Bordeaux, 2011; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2012 Bivouac, Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2011; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2012 Momentané, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (April 26 – September 1, 2013) Lustre Gabriel, Château de Versailles, 2013 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. 17 screens, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2015 Rennes exhibitions, Rennes, France, 2016 - Reveries Urbaines, Les Champs Libres - 17 Ecrans, FRAC Bretagne - Retrospective, FRAC Bretagne - Kiosque, Parliament of Bretagne Ruutu vases Limited edition, Galerie kreo, London, 2016 Chaines, Galerie kreo, Paris, 2016 Reveries Urbaines, personal exhibition, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2016Selected Bibliography Catalogue de raison, monograph, Images modernes éditions kreo, Paris 2002 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, monograph, Phaidon Press, London 2003 Objets Dessins Maquettes, exh. cat., Archibooks, Paris 2008 Lianes, exh. cat., JRP|Ringier, Zurich 2012 Works, monograph, Phaidon Press, London 2012 Bivouac, exh. cat., Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz 2012 Drawings, JRP|Ringier, Zurich, 2013Selected Public Collections Centre Pompidou, Paris Design Museum, London Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam The Art Institute, Chicago The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis The Museum of Modern Art, New York
HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture that uses sophisticated industrial manufacturing to satisfy the needs of modern living. Today, this fundamental goal remains their mission: through commitment to the design and production of furniture, lighting and accessories with an international appeal, they strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience. Inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion, HAY combines the values of both industries in durable, quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers. This has resulted in many fruitful collaborations, and in 2018, HAY joined forces with American furniture company Herman Miller to deliver excellent design to a wide variety of customers and contexts.