Swedish design company Bolon has launched its latest collaboration – a unique flooring concept designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel.
January 9th, 2017
With its clean material expression and flexible application, the collection Bolon by Jean Nouvel Design is an architect-driven flooring concept comprising six colour signatures. A departure from the typical Bolon designer-driven flooring, this architectural edition has been conceived with spatiality in mind. The result is a flooring concept with a textural, hand-woven effect created of woven vinyl in combinations of black, grey, red and blue.
“The freedom is yours to use the flooring to play with colour and light, and engage the windows of the space,” says Jean Nouvel on the design, “It is not a decorative carpet, but an architectural floor.”
Architect Jean Nouvel came to prominence in the 1980s, with ground-breaking projects like the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and the Cultural and Conference Centre in Lucerne, Switzerland. A career of world-class projects followed these, establishing Nouvel as one of the great architects of the 20th and 21st centuries, with 2008 serving as the year he was awarded the coveted Pritzker Prize.
“Jean is not a designer–– he is first and foremost an architect. He began the project by assessing the space, and suiting the flooring to the spatial needs of the project”, Annica Eklund, CEO at Bolon, explains on his designs.
This collaboration marks Bolon’s first ever architect-driven flooring concept and directly addresses the concerns of architects in its concept and execution. Colour panes make it possible to have complete control and flexibility within the interior. The flooring amplifies the interior geometry, making it possible to experiment with the layout and the natural circulation within an interior space.
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