Clerkenwell Design Week is closing in on us. Between May 20th and 22nd all major design brands have their eyes set on the capital of England. Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. Bolon will, together with our UK partner Flooring Concepts, showcase the latest collection Silence along with the short film 'The Contradiction of Silence' in the showroom on 2 Northburgh Street. The short film is the result of a creative collaboration with the world renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman. We hope to meet you there.
Inspired by the tranquil beauty and deep forests of our Swedish homeland, Silence by Bolon is a sober, elegant flooring collection and a true sensory treat. Influenced by historical textiles and classic, traditional wooden parquet patterns, a unique weaving technique gives head-turning depth and structure and creates stunning 3D effects and playful light reflections. To the touch, Silence is soft and tactile with a warm, Tweed feeling and available as a combination of rolls, tiles and, as a new article, planks as standard.
Alexander Ekman was born in Stockholm in 1984 and educated at the city’s Opera Ballet Academy between 1994 and 2001. Since 2006 he has devoted his time to creating pieces that entertain, challenge and surprise the observer. His previous work includes projects with the Boston Ballet Company, Sydney Ballet Company, The Juilliard School and The Royal Swedish Ballet. In May of 2014, Alexander presents his own production of ’A Swan Lake’ at the Oslo Opera House. It is his first full-length narrative ballet and together with top designer Henrik Vibskov and with new music by composer Mikael Karlsson, ’A Swan Lake’ is presented with a full company on stage, a complete orchestra in the pit and a real lake on the Main House stage.