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Prototypa X Bolon

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Somerset House

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West Wing Entrance

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WC2R 1LA

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Bolon is a Swedish design driven brand, a family run manufacturer with a factory in Ulricehamn. The incredible journey that took this brand from traditional woven mats to innovative flooring meant continuous investments in experimentation. With regular prototyping at the core, the transition was gradual, this, to rejuvenate a quality product and make it truly come to life in a different time. Today, Bolon has clients such as Armani, Google, Mercedes and Adidas, with design and production remaining in Ulricehamn.

On Saturday the 23rd of September, Bolon will share their process that explains how material experimentation leads to renewal and diversification of collections, without losing quality and effectiveness in the material. Do not miss a discussion on how to nurture passion and creativity when facing a conventional market, keeping a sustainability ethos, whilst introducing future materials that no one has ever walked on before.

About Bolon

Over 60 years ago, an idea sparked into life. Textile waste became rag rugs and Bolon was born. In many ways, the founder Nils-Erik Eklund was ahead of his time and today, his ability to see opportunity where others couldn’t, still inspires. His grand daughters Annica and Marie Eklund keep the brand alive. Since they took over the company from their parents Lars and Monica in 2003, they have embarked on a mission – to make Bolon a design-led innovator with boundless creativity.

About Prototypa

Prototypa is an articulation of where design is heading, a prototyping forum. Seven days, seven exhibitions, and seven talks with leading industry practitioners curated and hosted by Swedish design studio Form Us With Love and moderated by Lia Forslund, in collaboration with Swedish Design Moves, The Grand Award of Design, Formex Nova, Visit Sweden, and The Swedish Embassy.


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West Wing Entrance

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WC2R 1LA

United Kingdom

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