Our design philosophy

Inspired by the vivid nature that surrounds us, our designs come to life.
From the peaceful Scandinavian flatlands and the wild mountains, to the green, refreshing beech forests and the subtle earth-toned fields of waving reed. From the warm summer nights and the bright cold winters to the windswept autumn days to the first rays of sun during spring.


Honest and sustainable materials, all crafted, tailored and perfected by hand and turned into beautiful timeless designs. Thought-through details and long-lasting quality wrapped in a peaceful universe of soft and welcoming earth-toned colours. All designed to create calm, luxurious and beautiful spaces.

Our business was born in Denmark, and the scenery around us is our biggest source of inspiration, along with the Scandinavian design legacy based on simplicity, craftsmanship and honest materials. This video presents what we call our 'Scandinavian universe' and everything we are passionate about.

Our designers

We collaborate with a brilliant stable of world-renowned designers – from upcoming, vibrant talents to established design studios.

And no matter where in the world our designers live and breathe, they all share the same passion for Scandinavian design, natural materials and beautiful sustainable creations.

That is why sustainability is the starting point of every new design. All the way from the first sketches to the final product, our designers are making sustainable decisions.
Together we put creativity at the heart of everything we do, to create the next chapter of Scandinavian Design

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Our design collections are created from nature's sustainable materials, its tranquil tones and peaceful breathing spaces. Tailor-made and perfected into beautiful timeless designs, where authentic details and long-lasting quality are brought to life in a peaceful universe designed to create calm, luxurious and beautiful spaces.

Nature is the biggest source of inspiration. That’s why we unfold nature’s potential by digging deep and creating small curated breathing spaces that foster naturality and tranquillity. And we believe that indoor greeneries and sceneries can help create balance and calmness, and help you recharge from the busy but wonderful everyday life.

Bolia Design Awards

At Bolia, we believe that new, fresh talent is the future of our business. That’s why we give back to every new generation and honour the brightest talents at our annual Bolia Design Awards – a wonderful tradition we established more than 13 years ago, and still hold dearly.

Here we celebrate new, emerging design talents and give them the opportunity to introduce their designs to the world – and all the way into your home.

Together we put creativity at the heart of everything we do, to create the next chapter of Scandinavian Design.

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Imagine a sofa that's so sustainable, it can last forever. The Recover sofa was born out of passion as a design experiment. By designing sustainability into every detail, design duo Glismand & Rüdiger have not only created a new, stunning and flexible modular sofa, but also a sofa created in recycled materials, and with almost infinite longevity.

Recover is therefore an excellent example and living demonstration of our design philosophy. It’s not just about creating beautiful designs. That’s a preconception and a natural given. It’s about making something that will last for generations. Something so beautiful and timeless it can travel boarders, cultures and countries and still be recognised as an icon. And that is the epitome of Recover.

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We've interviewed Glismand & Rüdiger, the designers behind the Recover sofa, resulting in this video, which takes you behind the facade right onto the drawing board. You can hear the designers talk about their dream of sustainability, their motivation and hope for the future.

Designing and manufacturing quality products that last for generations is our mission – every time we create new designs at Bolia. And packaging, care products, changeable parts and final product recycling needs to be considered as we work tirelessly towards extending the longevity of each design.


Our new Recover sofa series is a shining example of the Bolia design philosophy: A beautiful design created by hand from recycled quality-materials and with an almost endless flexibility and lifetime.


Customisation and handmade quality are a luxury that represent a more sustainable consumer choice and send a subtle signal against mass production.


Crafted by some of Europe’s finest manufacturers, and many designs are rigorously GS tested in collaboration with Bureau Veritas in Germany, the world’s leading quality certification agency. We’re proud that our designs are being tested to the world´s highest quality standards, as well as TSCA compliant, and following the BSCI code of conduct. We love that most of our wood is FSC-certified, that all our leathers are traceable, and that all our fabrics are certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. And every single design in our collection comes with a 5-year warranty and lots of love.


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As cities sprawl and lives become busier, opportunities to explore green breathing spaces are becoming few and far between – but we are all finding new ways to reconnect with nature. It's time to bring sustainability, natural materials, calmness and brightness into our homes, our workspaces and our lives.

Our design collections are created from nature's materials, its tranquil tones and peaceful breathing spaces. Tailor-made and perfected into beautiful timeless designs, where authentic details and long-lasting quality are brought to life in a peaceful universe designed to create calm, luxurious and beautiful spaces.

 We love working with natures finest materials. From FSC-certified solid wood like oak, walnut and ash to traceable leathers, upholsteries certified after STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEC® and recycled materials.

And from marble, concrete, ceramics, terracotta, glass & porcelain to linen, felt, French weave, hemp and cork.

The world is filled with noises and choices. To find our way, we look for specialists who can help us with a curation and share what they truly love. On the other hand, we also want to explore and express our personality and identity through the choices we make, how we live, and what we buy.

That is why product-customisation and handmade quality are a luxury that represent a more sustainable consumer choice and send a subtle signal against mass production

Our designs are made for the quality conscious and the socially aware. Tailor-made just for you by some the finest craftsmen in Europe. You can have each design however you want it, by choosing your favorite model in the perfect size. Made from your preferred sustainable material in the most beautiful fabric and colour.

Our goal is to help you create your own silent retreat, creative space and beautiful surrounding.  All by sharing our interior know-how, our passion for New Scandinavian Design and our love for sustainable choices.

To guide you on the way we have created 9 inspiring mood boards based on the materials, colours, designs and natural expressions we love so much.

The Professional Collection

Welcome to a world of design, a world built simply on creativity, sustainability, longevity and craftsmanship. Our curated collection aimed at the professional market, offers you quality design with all relevant certifications and functionalities, while balancing that fine and clean aesthetic the Scandinavian design heritage is known and loved for. Explore our collection, our cases, our partners and much more.

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When life pulls us frantically forward and the world seems to spin faster by the hour. We are drawn to all things slow. We are looking for calm, self-indulgent and mindful experiences and seeking the luxury of silent retreats.

We have an increasing desire to seek silence, switch off, to reload and come back with revitalised creativity to the busy but wonderful every day.

We are all finding new ways to reconnect to nature. It's time to bring sustainability, natural materials, calmness and brightness into our homes, our work spaces and our lives. That’s why we love designing beautiful spaces, creating silent retreats and put creativity at the heart of everything we do.