Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for about fifteen years bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. Their studio is based in Paris.
In 1997, they were spotted by Cappellini, giving them their first industrial design projects.
They began working with the Galerie kreo in 2000 and had their first solo show there in 2001. Issey Miyake then hired them to design the boutique to house his new collection « A-Poc ». They met then Rolf Felhbaum, President of Vitra, and worked on a new office system entitled « Joyn». Since then, they have gone on to work with Alessi, Artek, Axor Hansgrohe, Cappellini,
Established & Sons, Flos, Glas Italia, Hay, Iittala, Kvadrat, Kartell, Kettal, Ligne Roset, Magis, Mattiazzi, Mutina, Nani Marquina and Vitra.
A Spanish architect based in Milan, she stands out for the original designs of objects and furniture that she produces for the best and most important international firms. The designer of some of the most emblematic pieces in the current range, she created the Maia collection, one of her most characteristic works, for Kettal. AD Architecture Design Award 2008.
“The piece I identify with most is the Relax armchair. I like finding the most suitable material for each project. Working on technologically developed materials using craft techniques, or using an industrial process on a material from the past.”
Architect and designer, he was born in Milan. He designs for various companies: Artemide, Cappellini, Cassina, Minotti, Flos,... Dordoni Architetti, founded with architects Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni, deals with architectural planning and interior design, residential complexes, stores, restaurants, hotels, yachts, as well as exhibit stands of diverse commercial fields.
Jasper Morrison, born 1959 in London, studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He pursued further studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin on a fellowship. In 1986 he founded his own design studio in London. Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of “New Simplicity”, a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover...
In 1950 Nanna Ditzel and Jørgen Ditzel created an unusual bowl-shaped seat, essentially a basket hanging from a light oak frame, achieving a chair design that blended the seat and backrest into a bowl of a form consistent with a shell, out- standing for being organic in its form and in its materials.
The use of craft materials and painstaking skill in making the rounded form, along with the chair’s pure lines give a sensation of comfort and luxury in a seat that allows a variety of positions.
Having been distinguished with awards at the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition and at the Milan Triennale in 1951, the wicker chair (1950) inspired a rediscovery and exploration of the malleable properties of wicker and, consequently, a renewed status for wicker furniture in interior design.
The 1950s wicker chair sparked a series of experiments with hanging upholstered shapes on wooden frames.
Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design studio founded by designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien.
Nipa grew up in India and studied design at the National Institute of Design, founded on the manifesto by Charles and Ray Eames. Jonathan trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met at the Royal College of Art and have been working together for over 10 years in their London studio.
After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a master's degree in Industrial Design, they set up the Emiliana Design Studio in Barcelona in 1996. Ana and Emili’s work is characterised by its ability to give each project a fresh conceptual approach, experimentation with materials, and for proactively involving the user without compromising functional, technical or production aspects.
Kettal has its own design, research and development studio.The Kettal Studio
designs its own projects and supports the development of external projects. To drive innovation, the Kettal Studio organises concept creation groups with young designers from different cultures and disciplines.
Hella Jongerius has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy, she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, and Vitra. Her work has been shown at museums and the best galleries.