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Now it’s up to you! 8 hopeful designers are waiting for your vote. Which design do you like? The winner of the Customer’s Prize not only receives the credit of the best design but also the prize of 1.350 Euros. You only have 1 vote so vote for the design you fall in love with. But hurry up, the voting only runs until May 23th. 

We’ve got more than 400 proposals for this year’s Bolia Design Award! Together with the competent jury we have carefully selected the 8 most amazing designs. The winner will be announced when the Bolia Design Award takes place in Copenhagen May 30th. Don’t be shy; vote for your favourite design here

ShowMe

Nordvink

Denmark

ShowMe is a simple piece of furniture intended to create a lot of attention. Not
about the furniture itself but about the people who it belongs to. Within the boxes of glass you can frame or exhibit your most beloved heirlooms, books, art, the plants you
just picked up at the market, or whatever you feel like. It is more than just a piece
of furniture. It is an extension of your personality.

Nordvink takes pride in creating products and solutions they can see works in an
everyday life. Due to that, they see the world from a user’s point, from where
they find the inspiration and that little extra, in their behavior and opinions. It
does not mean that they thoughtlessly design what the users want. They
challenge their standards and are designing it to yet unrecognized needs.

ShowMe is a simple piece of furniture intended to create a lot of attention. Not
about the furniture itself but about the people who it belongs to. Within the boxes of glass you can frame or exhibit your most beloved heirlooms, books, art, the plants you
just picked up at the market, or whatever you feel like. It is more than just a piece
of furniture. It is an extension of your personality.

Nordvink takes pride in creating products and solutions they can see works in an
everyday life. Due to that, they see the world from a user’s point, from where
they find the inspiration and that little extra, in their behavior and opinions. It
does not mean that they thoughtlessly design what the users want. They
challenge their standards and are designing it to yet unrecognized needs.

Mido

Rasmus Warberg

Denmark

A reinterpretation of a cabinetmakers sideboard based on highlighting the traditionally crafted wooden cabinet elevated from the contrasting industrial feel of steel tube. The cabinet suspended in steel frame creates a lightness supported by the translucency of the cane weaved doors.

Rasmus Warberg runs an independent design studio based in Copenhagen focused on product- and furniture design. Educated as both craftsman and designer the works of Studio Rasmus Warberg emphasizes the beauty of everyday objects though material sensitivity and surprising compositions.

 

A reinterpretation of a cabinetmakers sideboard based on highlighting the traditionally crafted wooden cabinet elevated from the contrasting industrial feel of steel tube. The cabinet suspended in steel frame creates a lightness supported by the translucency of the cane weaved doors.

Rasmus Warberg runs an independent design studio based in Copenhagen focused on product- and furniture design. Educated as both craftsman and designer the works of Studio Rasmus Warberg emphasizes the beauty of everyday objects though material sensitivity and surprising compositions.

 

Kreisel

Andrea Bettina Mueller

Sweden

“Kreisel” is a playful light source and gives his owner various possibilities. The lamp is usable in a lot of different ways, wherever the user prefers direct or indirect light, a table or ceiling light. Thus it´s flexibility “Kreisel” fits in different environments and it´s just fun to give the lamp suddenly a new perspective.

Andrea Bettina Mueller is currently working in Copenhagen. The main focus of her work is furniture design and everyday objects.

She shows in her work the entire spatial context and tends to have a holistic perspective. Her attention in details creates products illuminated in every angle to enhance the user experience. She enjoys exploring different materials, shapes and proportion to achieve a balance, which supports the perfect balance of aesthetic and functionality.

 

“Kreisel” is a playful light source and gives his owner various possibilities. The lamp is usable in a lot of different ways, wherever the user prefers direct or indirect light, a table or ceiling light. Thus it´s flexibility “Kreisel” fits in different environments and it´s just fun to give the lamp suddenly a new perspective.

Andrea Bettina Mueller is currently working in Copenhagen. The main focus of her work is furniture design and everyday objects.

She shows in her work the entire spatial context and tends to have a holistic perspective. Her attention in details creates products illuminated in every angle to enhance the user experience. She enjoys exploring different materials, shapes and proportion to achieve a balance, which supports the perfect balance of aesthetic and functionality.

 

Lean

Mikael Martinsson

Sweden

What happens when you fuse tradition and crafts with music and innovation? With Lean, inspired by a live concert in a church; music, mood and surroundings play an important role in the design. Standing on one foot, reaching for the corner for stability, the lamp is completed by its surroundings. Everyone needs someone to lean on sometimes.

I am Mikael Martinsson, product and light designer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just finished my thesis in design and I'm eagerly spreading my wings in the field of form and function. I believe that design should be narrative, tell a story, be something more than meets the eye. In my view, minimalistic is not the same thing as simple.

What happens when you fuse tradition and crafts with music and innovation? With Lean, inspired by a live concert in a church; music, mood and surroundings play an important role in the design. Standing on one foot, reaching for the corner for stability, the lamp is completed by its surroundings. Everyone needs someone to lean on sometimes.

I am Mikael Martinsson, product and light designer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just finished my thesis in design and I'm eagerly spreading my wings in the field of form and function. I believe that design should be narrative, tell a story, be something more than meets the eye. In my view, minimalistic is not the same thing as simple.

105 ltr forms

Fabio Vogel

Germany

The glass objects are shaped using a sewed fireproof fabric mould, the effect
of which is clearly visible in their patterned exterior where indentations and stitches
punctuate the face of the glass. The project combines the smooth, elegant
aesthetic of the glass with a more traditional, time-worn visual of woven
cloth. The resultant creations are unique in their imperfections.

I am looking for contrasts in material and use, e.g. soft/hard/fragile/tought.
I like it when processes become visible and new connections between different
elements are made by unusual experiments.

The glass objects are shaped using a sewed fireproof fabric mould, the effect
of which is clearly visible in their patterned exterior where indentations and stitches
punctuate the face of the glass. The project combines the smooth, elegant
aesthetic of the glass with a more traditional, time-worn visual of woven
cloth. The resultant creations are unique in their imperfections.

I am looking for contrasts in material and use, e.g. soft/hard/fragile/tought.
I like it when processes become visible and new connections between different
elements are made by unusual experiments.

Ease Leather

Linnea Ek Blæhr

Denmark

Ease leather is a chair with three layers of delicious leather pillows. The pillows are made to create great comfort and as a contrast to the graphic frame. The chair has an atypical length which allows you to pull up your legs and sit as comfortably silly as you want. Feel free to spice up your sitting posture! Can you ever get enough pillows? 

I am a Danish furniture and interior design student at VIA Design. When creating something new, I zoom in on the different parts of the design and how to make them come together as a unit. I always seem to use contrasts by mixing layers, shapes, light and colors - incorporating geometry as a toolbox.

Ease leather is a chair with three layers of delicious leather pillows. The pillows are made to create great comfort and as a contrast to the graphic frame. The chair has an atypical length which allows you to pull up your legs and sit as comfortably silly as you want. Feel free to spice up your sitting posture! Can you ever get enough pillows? 

I am a Danish furniture and interior design student at VIA Design. When creating something new, I zoom in on the different parts of the design and how to make them come together as a unit. I always seem to use contrasts by mixing layers, shapes, light and colors - incorporating geometry as a toolbox.

Latch

Dazingfeelsgood

Singapore

LATCH is a complete set of functional low table comprising of three overlapping masses with the top layer latching onto the bottom layers, hence giving its anchoring support. The undulating contours of the form with the cascading architecture of the table took reference to the topographic pattern of landscape terrains.

Hello! We are Kiat and Karen, two like-minded individuals who love daydreaming and dazing at the endless aesthetics of life. We are inspired by seemingly banal details in our surroundings and have a penchant for deconstructing design rules and executions. Design should be simplified just as life should be isn't it?

 

LATCH is a complete set of functional low table comprising of three overlapping masses with the top layer latching onto the bottom layers, hence giving its anchoring support. The undulating contours of the form with the cascading architecture of the table took reference to the topographic pattern of landscape terrains.

Hello! We are Kiat and Karen, two like-minded individuals who love daydreaming and dazing at the endless aesthetics of life. We are inspired by seemingly banal details in our surroundings and have a penchant for deconstructing design rules and executions. Design should be simplified just as life should be isn't it?

 

Pattern

Michael Karlsson

Sweden

Inspired by perforated sheet metal, I wanted to use the rough industrial feeling and combine it with the benefits from LED technology. Uniting them in a way that makes the pendant lamp airy and space efficient, but still creates a good spread of light to the area.

My work is very much influenced by humour which often finds its way into my designs. It can for example be an odd inspiration, amusing approaches or fun interactions. Great design for me is when a bit quirkiness, excellent functionality and minimalism is combined all together.

Inspired by perforated sheet metal, I wanted to use the rough industrial feeling and combine it with the benefits from LED technology. Uniting them in a way that makes the pendant lamp airy and space efficient, but still creates a good spread of light to the area.

My work is very much influenced by humour which often finds its way into my designs. It can for example be an odd inspiration, amusing approaches or fun interactions. Great design for me is when a bit quirkiness, excellent functionality and minimalism is combined all together.