When designing the lithe and nimble Belleville chair, the Bouroullec brothers treated its graphic shape with the same attention to balance and proportion as a typographer would when creating a font. The back and armrests link the feet to the shells in one continuous line, a construction that is as elegant as it is practical. The chair is lightweight, portable and stackable. Both the Bouroullec brothers and the manufacturer, Vitra, are represented in MoMA's collection.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
32.25h x 21.75w x 19.75"d Seat height: 18.5"
Year of Design
Ronan & Erwan Bourollec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are brothers and designers based in Paris who have been working together since the mid-90s. Their work consists of a wide range of designs, including furniture, home accents and tech. The earliest design by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec in MoMA’s collection, the Square Vase, was created in 1999. Since then, several designs by the brothers have been added to the collection, and the MoMA Design Store regularly seeks out the latest examples of their designs, such as the Belleville Chair, a piece that manifests their core attributes of minimalism paired with elegance.