Creative collaborations with celebrated designers.
July 9th, 2010
Bolon might be well known for creating inspired in-house designs, but they also understand the value of collaboration and the creative magic conceived during meetings with leading designers.
Bolon’s success model is to cooperate with those who share their vision of well-designed flooring – cutting edge creatives who respect artistic idioms and sustainability issues.
Throughout the years, Bolon’s projects have included collaborations with Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano and Tom Dixon, to name just a few.
As Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010, Paul Smith collaborated with Bolon, showing how fashion and flooring go hand in hand.
In the Guest of Honour stand, Paul Smith used Bolon’s woven vinyl flooring cut in four different kinds of classic parquet patterns.
“It’s great to be using this woven vinyl flooring from Bolon because I have never used it before and didn’t realise it was so versatile. I love all the different finishes and colours and hope I can incorporate it into my new projects around the world,” said the British fashion designer.
It was a beautiful example of tradition meeting modern materials, quintessentially Paul Smith – classic with a twist.
During the Milan Design Week 2010, Jaime Hayón chose Bolon’s Botanic flooring for the installation he designed for INTERNI THINK TANK, at the Universitá degli Studi di Milano.
The project was a joint exhibition by Hayón and Italian energy company Enel, called ”Smart Grid Gallery”: An imaginary world connected the various forms of renewable energy.
Hayón’s cooperation with Bolon has convinced him that floorings as a design element are here to stay. “I believe in a strong growth in quality and flooring products with a high degree of innovation,” said the designer.
For the last few years, Tom Dixon has been the Creative Director of 100% Design in London. Prior to the fair in 2008, he constructed the prizewinning Canteen restaurant and the associated VIP lounge, and the choice of flooring was Bolon.
“I first came across the product through the 100% Design show when we were looking for products for the VIP room, that were hard wearing but glamorous – a difficult combination”. Dixon chose Bronze from the Now collection.
With an ever-growing network of cutting-edge designer friends, Bolon keeps its finger on the pulse through its innovative collaborations.
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