Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Wednesday 23 May 2012

Axor has a new set of names to add to its impressive repertoire. This May, the designer brand of the Hansgrohe company is launching its highly anticipated collection, Axor Boureullec, with designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in North America.

The dynamic duo from Paris has focused their talents on the bathroom and bathroom accessories. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue enhanced by their distinct personalities and a shared belief in personal balance, form, function and design excellence.

Their work is often the result of experimental activity. Fittingly, these are the qualities found in their first Axor bathroom collection. Axor Bouroullec is based on imagination, interaction, individual expression and the idea that all should "feel free to compose." Made up of faucets, washbasins, a bathtub, shower components, and accessories, Axor Bouroullec invites users to think about how they use the space and interact with water to create their own customised bathroom configurations.

Erwan and Ronan were the first to test the functionality and feasibility of the line. Like the mise-en-scene of a film, every installation placement choice affects the overall look of the bathroom and the way the user approaches water. The understated and timeless design of the individual pieces takes a back seat to the overall landscape. Unconventional, ingenious and quietly chic, Axor Bouroullec offers a completely new solution to personalise the bathroom without having to custom-order essential components.

designer biog

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for about ten years now. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence with the intention to reach more balance and fineness. In 1997, they presented their “Disintegrated Kitchen” at the Salon du Meuble in Paris and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects, notably the Lit clos (“Closed Bed”) and the Spring Chair. Today, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers, namely Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini and more recently Flos and Mattiazzi. At the same time, they maintain an experimental activity which is essential to the development of their work at Galerie kreo, Paris, where four exhibitions of their designs have been held between 2001 and 2010. They also embark on occasional architectural projects such as the Maison flottante (“Floating House”) in 2006 or the Camper stores in Paris and Copenhagen (2009) and the Casa Camper Hotel’s restaurant, Dos Palillos, in Berlin (2010).