We collaborate with a brilliant stable of world-renowned designers from all corners of the world. From established design studios to upcoming, vibrant talents, and what we all believe matters the most, is creating beautiful designs that are built to last and to love for many years. Because walking hand in hand with nature, sustainability is the natural starting point of every new design – all the way from the first sketches to the final product.
Meet our designers
Behind every single design there is a beautiful and creative mind. At Bolia we work with a brilliant stable of talented designers, and no matter in what part of the world they live and breathe – they all share the same passion for Scandinavian design, natural materials and sustainable creations.
Bolia was born in Denmark, and so was the renowned design duo Glismand & Rüdiger – an origin that serves as main source of inspiration in their approach to furniture design.
When designing furniture, the design duo seeks inspiration from the vivid Scandinavian nature and materials while honouring the proud design tradition built on simplicity, elegance, craftsmanship and sustainable materials.
“We share a passion for Scandinavian design and natural materials. Sustainability is the starting point for every new design we create. All the way from the first sketches to the final product, cause what we believe the most, is designing beautiful products that are built to last and survive trends.”
For Glismand & Rüdiger Scandinavian design isn’t a label, it’s a commitment in their design-work. It’s something to be interpreted in contemporary and new ways, and something to be proudly honoured.
We’re a design studio based in Berlin exploring all aspects of furniture, lighting and interior design. For us, design is an inseparable part of our lives, it’s an expression of our personality and a creative reflection of the society that surrounds us. We see opportunities in everything around us, and it’s the everyday experiences that inspires us the most.
Our goal is to create simple yet original designs that solve a complex problem in an innovative and functional way. It’s essential that techniques, materials and aesthetics come together, and we believe great design should challenge the conventional and mundane.
Berlin is often our inspiration. We like it as it is: metropolitan, creative and direct. But as well travelling around, in other countries, seeing things that strike your eyes is where creative ideas are being born… Sometimes the best ideas come in the most unexpected situations!
First of all we are inspired by the materiality of things. That’s why we work very early on materials and prototypes in scale 1:1.
At the beginning of a design project usually there is a conceptual idea that we are trying to realize as soon as possible in models and prototypes.
But sometimes some of our design projects have a strong conceptual character that allows them to appear in different ways depending from their materiality.
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.
Our goal is to create simple and intuitive products – something that isn't over-complicated, yet is still beautiful. We always strive to design no-frill products that still possess a poetic element. We find our inspiration in almost anything. Building sites, fish markets, people, their way of behaving and so on. It isn't just about the surroundings, it's also about the interaction.
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.
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.
We always say that we design for people, and that's what defines us as designers. We try to do things simple and functional without forgetting the freshness.
We are inspired by our everyday surroundings. Even if we are at home or we travel around the world we catch the essence of each place and give it to our designs.
The perfect design is that one that makes an object simple and easy. The best design is defined by the little details.
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.
The Danish designer Thomas Brido Petersen is a designer with an innate sense of curiosity. A curiosity and urge to create beyond the ordinary. His design process is driven by spontaneity and desire, and he doesn't create new designs at the behest of others. Instead, his inner curiosity and fundamental needs are the key factors to shape his new thoughts and ideas. Thoughts that he can't let remain just thoughts, but which have to come off the drawing board and be formulated into a prototype that he can feel, touch and examine.
Thomas Brido Petersen's designs are therefore inspired by his inner urge to create, innovate and perpetuate the creative ideas that spontaneously arise. A snapshot presented in beautiful designs where spontaneity, needs and aesthetics are fused in a unique way.
We believe our products are sober-looking, formally balanced and attractive. We love to lavish attention on details as we believe that the quality of products is often judged by the quality of their details. We try to make products with clean lines, yet warm and attractive for the public.
When we design, we simply want to create seductive products we’d love to have in our own homes. We have special concern for architecture and crafts which are elements that inspire us beyond the trends of the moment.
The development of all our projects aims to achieve simple solutions, both technical and formal, privileging usability and legibility of the object. Through this process, we define our ideas reinterpreting traditional or innovative materials to make gentle life companions.
Inspirations are everywhere. What matters is to be receptive. We try to be influenced by a great variety of stimulus... always searching for inspirations, during our working time or free time, always keeping our eyes open. This is our state of mind.
Great design is, when looking at an object, the first thought is: it could only be so ...and after observing him longer: yes, there is no way to improve it, it’s perfect!
My design studio is based in Berlin, which is from where my quirky mind comes up with new designs. Materials and colours are what makes crazy and happy, that is what inspires me to go forward. I have an easygoing approach to the design process, which to me, shall always be liberal and fun – that is very inspiring in itself.
With an honest approach to design, we strive to create designs that push your boundaries and create value in your everyday life. We love challenging our creative and methodological approach in order to create products and furniture that make sense and possess great personality. A product design should awaken your curiosity and even make you smile. We are always ready for giving you our say on tomorrow's designs.
My home country of Ukraine is an inspiration to my industrial designs; its ever-changing transformations inspire me. I always try to catch cultural differences and uniqueness of the countries that I visit. To me a great design is a mixture of three important ingredients: simplicity, functionality, and passion.