Ronan Bouroullec has always drawn daily. A pure artistic practice that he considers autonomous from the profession for which he is internationally recognized. But if there is a porosity between these two sides of his activity which feed each other, Ronan Bouroullec considers drawing as essential to his balance. Fièvre coincides with the exhibition Dessins Quotidiens at l’Hôtel des Arts in Toulon, France. With nearly 300 works (drawings, bas-reliefs and notebooks) presented in the exhibition, he reveals a small part, still little known, of his creative talent. A tiny part compared to the thousands of drawings he all keeps, but rich enough to illuminate this very intimate facet of the personality of one of the most talented French designers of his generation.
Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for more than twenty 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. Their work has covered many fields ranging from the design of small objects as jewellery to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale, from drawings to videos and photography. They have collaborated with leading companies such as Vitra, Cappellini, Issey Miyake, Magis, Ligne Roset, Habitat and Kréo Gallery. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s designs are part of the permanent museum collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the London Design Museum, the Lisbon Design Museum and the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum of Rotterdam.
Published by Nieves, 16 pgs, 25.5 × 19.5 cm, Softcover, 2023, 9783907179581