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.
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 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.”
My style is characterized by keeping the focus on the detail and "edge" that separates my designs from the crowd. One of my biggest influences is to register how much diversity there is among people and try to meet the very different needs that it creates.
I've always been fascinated by the craftsmanship and the interaction between craftsman and designer. Good design is what gives meaning and value to the people who use it.
My designs are characterized through fine structures, certain transparencies and subtle details adapted in pure shapes. My designs aim towards an aesthetic synergy of material and form. I believe that a decorative element should walk hand in hand with a useful purpose. For me, function and aesthetic are a unified whole.
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."
We are Nikolaj and Kasper. We are Says Who Design. We like to tell stories through our products. Stories that add character and relevance to the user experience. We love simple, clever yet masculine design. Rawness expressed through refined details. We always strive to add personality to the product. An edge or feature that defines its use, style or statement.
Good design is useful, characteristic and tells a story. It leaves a lasting impression that enriches our lives in ways we never thought of before. When design is at its best, it enriches our everyday lives and experiences.