Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the rising stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers' work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as "thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry." The brothers also have an extraordinary ability to reinvent traditional types of furniture or products by recreating them in a way which is peculiarly appropriate to their generation, who often move from place to place, ideally taking their furniture with them.