Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trendsetting

Michelle Williams' new Louis Vuitton ad campaign features the same colors as the new additions to Bolon's NOW line.  Take a look at Michelle's bags, which perfectly match the Carnation, Cerulean and Tangerine designs that we just added to the NOW collection.  We love that our flooring is fashion forward.  













Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bolon at DIFFA's Dining By Design NYC

VIIIR is part of DIFFA's Specify With Care Program with the Bolon create collection. As an extension of that great collaboration we made the entrance for the Dining By Design Event in NYC. We built a tunnel entrance symbolizing the process a person recently diagnosed with HIV is going through. Very symbolic and beautiful light reflections on our BKB Sisal Plain Black and Artisan Ivory. The Ivory design was recently added to our collection.





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

QUIETER – WITH NO QUALITY COMPROMISES

The ‘Silence’ success story just got a little quieter. The six tile articles in the ‘Silence’ collection are now available, as option, with impact sound insulation (ISI) improved from approximately 12 dB to 17dB. What’s more, the new tile’s acoustic backing offers the same market leading characteristics in terms of durability and fire resistance and is supplied with the same long product guarantees as the other items in the ‘Silence’ collection. So – a major improvement in acoustic performance with no quality compromises. Sounds like another innovation from Bolon.





BOLON WINS DESIGN AWARD FOR BEST WEB


Bolon has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Web’ prize at Milan Design Week 2014. Sponsored by Microsoft, the award is given to the website that best uses the latest standards in web design, offers high levels of user friendliness and is compatible over various platforms.

The jury, which included world-renowned Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, motivated their choice by describing Bolon’s campaign site dedicated to the launch of the Silence collection as having harnessed the possibilities of the web in an exemplary fashion. The jury also commented that the site best represents the future of web – increasingly immersive, touch-optimised and unforgettable in its simplicity.

Amongst other content, the site features visitor-controlled loops from a ground-breaking film
‘The Contradiction of Silence’ made by Bolon in collaboration with internationally acclaimed choreographer Alexander Ekman. The full version of this short film also featured as an integral part of the site’s visitor experience. 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Creative Talents of Marangoni

The opening event for the "BolonVariations - From Product to Material" was held a few nights ago in Milan.  The exhibition features 10 stunning prototypes made of Bolon material by students from the Instituto Marangoni, led by Bolon's friend Giulio Cappellini.  We really love the creative talents; so inspiring to see the outcome.  









Spring Style

After a long, cold winter in NYC, our showroom is as ready for Spring as we are. The days are getting longer and warmer, which means our showroom is bathed in sunlight all day long.  Our space allows us to use our many different lines in various ways, including as the backsplash in our demo kitchen and as a "rug" under our foosball table.  











Wednesday, April 9, 2014

RDI Event at Bolon Showroom

Our RDI event on March 21st was a smashing success.  We were able to use the variety of differently themed spaces in our showroom to allow designers and students to showcase their ideas.  And to keep the energy level sky-high, we had Blue Marble Ice Cream serving their stellar flavor concoctions.  It's events like these that keep our creative juices flowing.













Monday, April 7, 2014

One Day to Go - Salone Del Mobile

Salone del Mobile starts tomorrow and the final preparations have been made.  It's all in the details.  Hope to see you at pavilion 16, stand B27.  





Friday, April 4, 2014

Fashion with Bolon by Altewai Saome

During Stockholm Design week, we also arranged a fashion show for the fashion press at our office in Stockholm.  I don't know why I forgot to write about this on the blog.  Anyway, here are some lovely photos of the dresses that Randa Saome and Natalia Alewai created out of our flooring - amazing outfits in 4 different styles.  Natalia and Randa did their education at the Marangoni school in Milano, which we will have a collaboration with during this Milano design week.  
















Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hotel Clarion

Bolon Wing tiles in a contemporary setting at Hotel Clarion Home Collection Arvidsjaur in the North of Sweden.  Arvidsjaur is located 11 miles south of the polar circle and is a center for winter test-driving of the new models in the global car industry.