The two brothers are today some of the most renown French designers of their generation.
Their work is embracing several disciplines such as object design,space design, drawings to photography.
It is in 1997, at a design fair, they have been noticed by Giulio Cappellini who will let them create they first industrial design projects like the Spring Chair.
Today, they design for numerous manufacturers such as Vitra, Artek, Kartell, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Issey Miyake, Hay, etc...
In the meantime, they work on their own research and development at the Galerie Kreo which brought several personal exhibitions.
I want to focus on a specific work from Ronan Bouroullec, exhibited at the moment at Galerie Kreo and I find this inspiring. Those drawings just remind me of close-up shots of living elements. The striations of each drawing gives relief and it looks like the work is embossed on the canvas. It looks alive.
As I am used-and pleased-to observe flowers a lot, I compare the drawings to flower petals, plants leaves and even mushrooms.
Below is a selection of drawings, I allowed myself to mix them with some relevant pictures of close-up to express how I feel when I look at these drawings.
From left to right, up to down:
- White tulips petals - Ronan Bouroullec drawing - Unknown yellow flower petal
- peach gladiolus - Ronan Bouroullec drawing - Mushroom close-up
- Poppy - Ronan Bouroullec drawing - lotus flower close-up
- Ronan Bouroullec drawing - Sunflower - Ronan Bouroullec drawing
- Ronan Bouroullec drawing - Ronan Bouroullec drawing - Lotus flower
Plus, the exhibited drawings are framed with ceramic frames... how cool is that ?!
Galerie Kreo London, 14A Hay Hill, London W1J 8NZ More info: http://www.bouroullec.com/