Friday, January 9, 2015

Finishing the week in Denver

I flew from Seattle to Denver last night to visit the new Lines showroom.  Stacey Fulenwider, owner and founder of Lines,  and her associate, Ali Pilgrim, have made huge advances introducing Bolon to the design community in Denver.  They rang in the new year by opening their new showroom, which has wall-to-wall Bolon on the floors.  Isn't is gorgeous?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Year, more love for Bolon

What a way to ring in the New Year: our Artisan collection was Interior Design Magazine's Facebook Daily Product Pick on January 1st.  Our Artisan Collection combines the high levels of durability required for high-traffic environments with head-turning design, making it an ideal design solution for both hospitality and retail environments.   We also love that the image chosen to display Artisan showcases Bolon Studio Wing Tiles, which add new dimension to large and small interior design environments.  

Road trip Day 2: San Francisco

Day two of my road trip in San Francisco.  Whenever I am here I find myself inspired by all of the art and design in the city.  Here are a couple of colorful objects that caught my attention.   When was the last time you saw a phone like this? I think I want one in my new office...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cross country road trip begins

This week I am on the West Coast for the first leg of my three week, cross country road trip.   I love to start each new year by visiting all of our amazing sales people in their own back yards.  I always take away new insights that help build our brand, and it allows me the in-person one-on-one interaction that I don't get to have as often as I would like throughout the year.

The first day of my trip was LA and what a way to start a road trip than with a morning walk on the Santa Monica beach. There is something about an ocean and a beach that have a great relaxing effect. 

A unique Creation in Washington

We absolutely love this lobby installation in Kirkland, Wa.    This is a perfect example of how designers can use Bolon Studio to add color, dimension and character to a typically-staid space: the lobby of an office building.  In this project, the designers also fully utilized the three-dimensional effects and light reflecting patterns of our Create line to bring this environment to life.   Create Pario, Como and Efficio are highlighted by Studio Wings in Artisan...showing once again that all of Bolon's collections play well together.  

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bolon by Missoni - new additions

ZigZag, anyone? In January, at the Maison Et Object in Paris, Bolon will premiere the continuation of our collaboration with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni.    We have incorporate Missoni's signature design, the ZigZag, into our already robust Bolon by Missoni collection.   

Watch the video below for a preview of the collection, and click here to read even more about it.  

Bolon by Missoni


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Silence Event

We were truly happy with the turnout to our Silence Product Launch at Gensler's NYC office on Tuesday evening.  We set up several mini-installations of Silence to show how versatile and sophisticated this collection can be.   

The designers relished the opportunity to get up close and personal with the collections... and their feedback was fantastic.  We look forward to welcoming a group of their designers to our showroom next year for one of our popular Dine & Learns.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Renovations for the New Year

This year was a fantastic year for us:  our rockstar team helped grow our business by increasing our sales by 45%; we fostered new relationships with designers, while strengthening existing ones; and we increased our brand awareness through industry events, award nominations and editorial coverage.   That said, we are excited for 2015 which we know will bring with it many new adventures.  The first being:  a facelift for our Long Island City showroom.   Renovations have just started and should be complete in the beginning of the new year!   We feel so lucky to have such an amazing space with which to work, and we promise to provide you with many after pictures once we are all finished!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Always Innovative

We chose to move our showroom to Long Island City 18 months ago because our business was expanding  so rapidly that we outgrew our TriBeCa loft.  At the time, we felt that the large lofts and wide streets of LIC reminded us a bit of TriBeCa, just a lot more off the beaten path.  

Well, little did we know that we would be innovators with respect to our neighborhood, and not just our design offerings.  

This past week, Queens was rated as the Number 1 tourist spot. Being dubbed as the "new Brooklyn", Queens is now THE place to be, especially LIC if you're looking for great art, food and music.   So hop on the E, M or 7 for a short subway ride (1st or 2nd stop in) to the new heart of the city!   And after you've taken in some art at MoMA P.S.1 down the street, pop on into our showroom.  There you'll see that innovation reigns supreme in Queens! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Manex Event

We had a fantastic time last week at the Manex Event in NYC, hosted by our good friend Lisa Maurer.  We have been partnering with Manex for over a year now, providing them with Bolon for their showroom as well as to use for their display at this year's Globalshop.   We can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for us together!