Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are appointed Art Directors for Kvadrat Shade

Kvadrat Shade, creators of the aesthetically outstanding roller blind solution, have named Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec as Art Directors.

The appointment deepens the long-standing relationship between the acclaimed designers and the brand. They will now play an even more leading role in the creative development of the Kvadrat Shade solution.

The announcement adds a new chapter to the celebrated collaboration between Kvadrat and Bouroullec Studio. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with Kvadrat since 2006, bringing their meticulous approach to a wide range of projects, from the design of the company’s flagship showrooms and several textiles to the Kvadrat Shade hardware.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have played a central role in the Kvadrat Shade story from the onset. In creating the hardware for the company, they explored every aspect of the engineering, design and user experience. In parallel, they also drew on their deep familiarity of the values that define the Kvadrat brand, notably expertise in colours, materials and technical performance.

Erwan Bouroullec: “There are two ways of approaching design. One is the independent way, which is the one we usually practice here at Bouroullec studio. But it is also true that in many cases, as in our collaboration with Kvadrat Shade, we have taken the other path – that of being in the centre, generally advising and looking at everything, from an overarching perspective to the level of tiny details. Kvadrat Shade is in tune with contemporary demands, and it’s a pleasure to explore every aspect of such a broad concept with a consistent approach.”


Kvadrat Shade offers an aesthetically outstanding, versatile roller blind solution, leveraging Kvadrat’s leadership in textile and design innovation. Crafted in collaboration with Coulisse, the global leading supplier of window covering products and metallised fabric specialist Verosol, and creative talents, this enables architects to complete any design theme and optimise visual, acoustic or thermal comfort – or a combination of all three.

Reflecting a commitment to longevity, simplicity and premium-quality materials, the Kvadrat Shade hardware is designed by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, while Kvadrat is responsible for the design and production of the textiles. Kvadrat Shade completes this offering with end-to-end expert support that includes the advantages of Kvadrat’s global network. In addition, our preferred partnership with Somfy ensures you get local support covering motorisation and automisation.