Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Fleurs and Erkkeri Vases, 2020. © Studio Bouroullec

Circus: Bouroullec Designs

NOVEMBER 20, 2021-MAY 30, 2022

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin PArkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Embracing both the industrial and the artisanal, the practical and the lyrical, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec create not only furniture, lighting, textiles, and other decorative items but also “microarchitecture” that shapes and divides interior spaces – including the gallery for the exhibition Circus: Bouroullec Designs. On view are examples of their work from the past decade, notably original models for such large-scale, high-profile projects as the six 42-foot-tall, rotating bronze and crystal fountains they conceived for a traffic circle on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The Breton brothers are the 2021 winners of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s annual Collab Design Excellence Award, whose previous recipients have included Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry.