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Q&A with Marie Eklund before Salone del Mobile

Salone del Mobile starts on Tuesday and Bolon are bringing this year's new collection Flow along with An Ocean Within to the fair. Marie Eklund, Chief Creative Officer at Bolon, explains further of what to expect from Bolon at the fair.

Tell us about this year’s news - FLOW.  

We wanted to achieve a completely new look with a flowing watercolour effect and pastel tones. By using transparent warp threads we have been able to design and produce a collection that is very different to our earlier collections. The transparent warp in combination with the matt creates a glistering effect and the end result is stunning – soft and delicate yet versatile and strong.    

What about Scale - the new Bolon StudioTM shape?  

With Scale we wanted to introduce the first organic shape to add a rounder, softer and more fluid option. Scale is a classical form within pattern design, with strong references to other interior elements.  

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There is a new green innovation with Flow. Could you tell us a little about it?   

The use of recycled material is a step forward in our larger commitment to employ more sustainable principles . We only use phthalate-free materials from approved suppliers and they are refined less than 250 kilometers from our factory in Ulricehamn. Flow features a backing made out of post-industrial waste processed at our new onsite recycling plant. We use discarded materials from our own production facilities as well as from other companies to grind down and use to form the backing. All in all, the end product is made out of up to 33 percent recycled material.  

And lastly, why should you visit Bolon at the Salone del Mobile?   

Our new collection deserves to be experienced in real life to show the full potential; The light reflective abilities, the way the tones shift depending on were you stand. It is hard to describe the true feeling and expression only in words and images – it has to be seen. At Salone, Flow will be the foundation of our new creative concept ‘An Ocean Within’ and visitors will plunge into a wave of flooring in an artistic installation. Something that shouldn’t be missed!