« To me, furniture design is just a random consequence of life. It’s the means of expression that was given to me, just as others might have painting or music. »
Erwan Boulloud graduated from Ecole Boulle in 1995 and honed his craft in the workshops of various creators, and in museums such as the Louvre and the Museum of Natural History of Paris where he specialized in the presentation of works of art and priceless artifacts.
The influence of Natural Sciences on Erwan’s imagination leads him to talk about his pieces as though they were specimens: they are the representatives of species for which he laid the foundations that have since evolved. « The toughest part of the creative process is to find an idea, a theme that’s worthy of being developed. If the resulting piece shows signs that this theme is solid, you have to mine the lode, follow the vein, and that first piece will have a significant lineage. » In his opinion, the success of a piece isn’t measured by its aesthetic qualities. Above all, it must be justified by an intellectual process, the expression of an idea. Beauty is not a goal to achieve, it is the result of exercising a style. This Darwinian creation is a founding principle of Erwan Boulloud’s work: since setting up his studio in 2003, he depicts the mutations undergone by the various families of works he created.
His pieces are unique or limited editions, signed and numbered.