The Bouroullec Brothers
Brothers Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) were born outside Quimper, France, in Brittany and have emerged as the most successful and innovative French industrial designers since Philippe Starck. Though much of their work revolves around innovative uses of plastic, other designs like the Steelwood chair for Magis and Quilt sofa for Established and Sons explore a variety of materials. Of their work, the Vegetal Chair, Slow Chair, Alcove series, and Algue for Vitra; the Striped chair for Magis; and Facet series of chairs and sofas for Ligne Roset are amongst their most famous designs. Though just in their 30s, the pair have ascended to the heights of design stardom, making them that rare creature--a designer who simultaneously amongst the most popular and amongst the most talented.