Reinterpreting design classics for a contemporary audience, the Bouroullec brothers have collaborated with HAY to create a collection of iconic tables and desks. Effortlessly simple in form, with visual and structural strength provided by the aluminium and steel crossbars, the Passerelle table is uncluttered and visually striking. Placing an emphasis on usability and multi-functionality, the table is suitable for a variety of different settings, usable as a large desk or workspace, or as the centrepiece of a dining space.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the 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”.