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Proyectos que nos encantan 2014

We collected some of our most beloved projects and presented them in a magazine named Projects We Love. The magazine features interesting interviews, beautiful projects and compelling facts about the company.

Alexander Ekman

Creative Rooms

14. Proyecto: Bwin

The world’s leading online betting company bwin.party wanted a futuristic interior solution. To achieve this they chose a building by starchitect Jean Nouvel and chose one of Bolon’s exciting floorings. If they succeeded? You bet on it!

The impressive new HQ of bwin.party digital entertainment, at the prestigious One New Change building in Lon - don, didn’t come together by accident. Working closely with the Ranne Creative Interiors team, bwin.party held work - shops for its 200 staff members asking what they liked and didn’t like about their existing office … and what they would look for in the new space.

With Bolon’s internationally renown designer friend Jean Nouvel as the build - ing’s architect, Ranne was responsible for the improved and startlingly futuristic, open-plan office design for what is the world’s largest listed online gaming company. Their bold concept references the recent introduction of a significant ‘dot’ between the words “bwin” and “party” on the company logo; huge circular coffers in the ceiling of the reception area lit by LED light tape, large white circular Corian entrances to the four meeting rooms located near the reception area.

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20. Entrevista con Alexander Ekman

He is the wunderkind of the international contemporary dance scene and has created original works for the Cullberg Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet, among others. Now Alexander Ekman puts on the dance shoes for Bolon in a unique and exciting collaboration.

In the short film you made for Bolon you can be seen dancing on the flooring. Is it a good surface for ballet or modern dance?

"When we created the film I was quite concerned about the Bolon floor because dancers are usually very picky about what surface they are dancing on. In most opera houses and other dance stages there is a specially laid dance floor. But Bolon actually worked out fine … only a couple of minor falls and bruises! What was quite funny was that we not only danced on the floor but we also made costumes out of it. We actually wore the floor! To be honest, its not the most comfortable piece of clothing I have ever worn... but it was definitely the most comfy floor I have ever worn!”

How did the Silence collaboration with Bolon come about? Bolon and Alexander Ekman share a passion for the unusual and unpredictable with both flooring company and choreographer dealing in traditional crafts but striving to challenge conventions…did these connections make for a helpful and inspirational factor during your collaboration?

“I think that the Eklund sisters were hungry to create something different from the beginning. They contacted me and we spoke about what we could do. I am always open for new challenges and love to try new things. So this seemed like a great and fun project to me. They were very receptive to my ideas and we clicked immediately. I always try to create things outside the box and I reckon Annica and Marie relate to that way of thinking as well.”

This is an outtake from Projects We Love 2014. Read the full article by downloading the magazine below.

The Bolon factory in Ulricehamn, Sweden

42. 100 % fabricado en Suecia

It takes skill and innovation and a whole lot of patience to produce one of Bolon’s magical floorings. PWL took a look behind the scenes in the brand new factory at the headquarter in Ulricehamn, Sweden.

How does BOLON happen? How do great bales of apparently unpromising, raw material of PVC morph into beautiful rolls of tightly woven, geometric, light-reflecting, tactile and highly desirable contemporary flooring? A combination of skill, innovation, patience, technical know-how and little bit of magic.

The looms in the weavery at the Bolon factory at Ulricehamn are the thrumming heart of Bolon; this department has been busily working its woven wonders ever since the Bolon first opened for business way back 1949.

This is an outtake from Projects We Love 2014. Read the full article by downloading the magazine below.

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