Behind every single design in our collection is a beautiful and creative mind. Bolia collaborates with more than 60 talented designers. From budding, bold talents to established design studios and world-famous celebrities. Whatever part of the world they live and breathe in, they all share the same passion for Scandinavian design, natural materials and sustainable creations.
It’s also a pleasure for us to pay tribute to the new generation of designers at our annual Bolia Design Awards. This is where we give you the opportunity to become part of our international design collective, so that together we can write the next chapter of New Scandinavian Design.
Working together as a team, we create an annual spring collection and an autumn collection. Both are rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition and based on our beautiful, changing nature – the materials, colours, textures, emotions and harmony.
Every collection starts with a creative brief for our designers, who then turn our design dreams into inspiring sketches, product ideas and prototypes. And most important of all is the sustainable mindset behind each design in terms of material choice, construction, component design, durability and carbon footprint.
The design suggestions for the collection are presented, the best ideas are selected and creation of the physical product begins. An inspiring process that is done in close collaboration with the designer and the selected manufacturer. The phase from initial thought to final design takes around 18 months. 18 months, when we look forward to presenting a fabulous new collection.
Below, you'll be able to explore the passions, dreams and sources of inspiration that drive our talented designers. They have created our beautiful collection from a wide range of backgrounds and different creative and working methods.
The renowned design duo Glismand & Rüdiger come from Denmark – an origin that is clearly expressed in their design language. For them, Scandinavian design is not a label, but a commitment in their work and a concept they like to interpret in new and modern ways. Inspired by Scandinavian nature and traditional materials, they design furniture that is based on simplicity, excellent craftsmanship and honest materials.
“We have a shared passion for Scandinavian design and natural materials. Sustainability is at the core of all our new designs. Right from the initial sketch to the final design, because the most important thing for us is to create beautiful designs that can survive different trends and generations.”
Studio Nooi was founded by Giulia Pesce and Ruggero Bastita in Torino, Italy. Giulia and Ruggero built their approach to design while studying and working as designers in Italy and Denmark.
The name Nooi stems from the Italian word “noi” meaning “us” - and the idea is that design is never an individual action, but rather a collaborative process involving designers, companies, users, craftsmen and technicians. Their design is therefore always born from a collaboration between people, where the designers are closely involved in all phases of the creative process.
The German design duo's goal is to create simple and intuitive products - something that isn't over-complicated, yet is still beautiful. They strive to design functional products that are simple and straightforward, yet poetic.
"For us, good design is when it feels like it's never been any different. Something that makes sense when you look at it, or something that gives you an intense feeling of pleasure."
The Danish design duo, comprising Anna Karnov and Clara Mahler, are driven by a desire to create cohesion and connection between their products and the user. They want their designs to be timeless and long-lasting, but with an eye-catching, playful and alluring aspect, while also being flexible in both function and aesthetics.
Australian designer Emily Broom takes an interdisciplinary approach to design that combines an education in architecture together with interior design and visual communication.
She is excited about the intersection between interiors, products, people and spaces and the enriching experience you get when these things fuse together. With an eye for beautiful geometry, she appreciates good craftsmanship and quality materials:
"Tactility, shape and composition are key factors in the design process. I like getting my fingers dirty so I can better understand and experience the design as it evolves. I believe it helps my designs become more free, intuitive and hopefully richer."
The Ukrainian designer Pavel Vetrov is inspired by the music and the world around him. Using a simple approach to the design process, he seeks to eliminate all unnecessary noise from his products in order to create something that is eye-catchingly simple.
“In my eyes, it’s tactile, honest materials and immediate function that makes a good design.”
The most important thing for this design duo is to design durable products. They believe that if you use the right materials for the different parts and components, and create an appealing, beautiful design, the owner will love the furniture forever.
"We like to incorporate the views of others – both in terms of the design itself and the technical challenges. Asking questions is a very important part of the process. We do it all the time. We always think carefully about our ideas. From the initial thought to the final product."
When Adam Friedman develops a piece of furniture or object, he asks himself: what is the conversation about? Does this design only talk or is it also able to listen? When you live with an object, it stirs emotions in you. It's either something obvious or something more subconscious – it's a daily interaction in your life, and an important one.
"The importance and value of an object reveals itself over time and reflects the considerations and patience invested in the design process. It is in this process that I try to design objects that listen and effortlessly adapt to the changing needs of a home and the people living in it."