Erwan Bouroullec is a French designer born in Quimper in 1976. His studio is currently located in Paris, but he also has another space in the countryside in Burgundy, France. In 1998, he graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy.
Since 1998, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working together. However, they also develop projects independently. Together, they have designed numerous projects in various fields. The main publishers they have collaborated with include Vitra, Hay, Samsung, Flos, Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Established and Sons, and more.
Many of their pieces are included in the collections of important institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris, and the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.
Their creations have been the subject of several monographic exhibitions, including at the Design Museum in London (2002), the Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA in Los Angeles (2004), the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2011), the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012), and the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris (2013). The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented a retrospective of their work in 2021.
Numerous monographs have been published, including "Works" by Phaidon Press London in 2012.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have received numerous awards, such as the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 1998, the London Design Medal in 2014, Best Designers, the Design Prize (official award of the city of Milan) in 2017, and the Compasso d'Oro in 2022.