Ronan Bouroullec is a French designer born in Quimper (Brittany) in 1971.
He went to the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art when he was 17. The following year he exhibited for the first time at the Salon du Meuble in Paris. This determined the beginning of his collaboration with French design companies, with numerous design projects during his student days given precedence over his college work. He continued his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 1996, his Vase Soliflore took its place in the Centre Pompidou’s permanent collection. In 1997, the Néotù gallery gave him his first solo exhibition with Vase Combinatoires. Giulio Cappellini noticed his work at the Paris Salon du Meuble, giving him the opportunity to create his first pieces of industrial design, and he was awarded the Grand Prix du Design by the City of Paris.
In 1998 he was joined by Erwan. One year after, Ronan Bouroullec was awarded the New Designer Award by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec‘s designs span multiple fields of expression from craftsmanship to mass production and have gradually entered our daily lives.