Bolia Design Award

Alle jonge talenten hebben een doorbraak nodig, een vernieuwend idee, een gouden ticket - en we willen graag het bedrijf zijn dat hen de kans geeft.
Jonge, frisse talenten vormen de toekomst in onze sector en we verwelkomen ze met open armen.

De Bolia Design Award is hiervoor uitgedacht en we zijn er trots op dat we niet alleen veel van onze eigen designers door dit initiatief hebben gevonden - we hebben ook veel jonge, hoopvolle mensen geholpen om hun eerste stappen te zetten in de competitieve, maar fantastische wereld van het meubeldesign.

Het gaat niet alleen om de erkenning en de eer. Je kunt ook een prijs van 13.500 euro winnen waarmee je van start kunt gaan. Heb je ook gezien dat je designs in de productie opgenomen kunnen worden en dat je deel uit kunt maken van het onovertroffen Bolia Designteam?
Stuur ons je innovatieve ideeën voor Scandinavisch design - dan zijn het misschien jouw designs die hun stempel op onze collectie zullen drukken.


December 2017

The registration is open

March 2018
The deadline for sending your designs. The jury will select their favourite 9 designs. All designers will receive an email saying whether they are in the selected top 9 or not.
The 9 designs will enter a voting on social media and the designs that end up with most votes will win the customer prize. The designs, which made it into top 3 and the winner of the customer prize, will be specially invited to the Bolia Design Award event in Copenhagen.

April 2018
The Bolia Design Award will take place in Copenhagen. We will, besides enjoying great food and colourful cocktails, announce the final top 3, together with the customer prize. The press, bloggers and other movers and shakers will also participate in the evening’s event.

 

Apply for Bolia Design Award here 

The selection

The jury will select the 3 best and most creative designs. There will also be a customer’s prize, which will be a vote to see which design is the most popular and desirable amongst all our followers.

Winning cool cash is nice, but that is only one of the good things that can spin out of participating in the Bolia Design Award.

Selected designs have the chance to be set into production and end up in the Bolia range. This will only happen with the acceptance of the designer based on a fair royalty agreement.

The most talented participants also get the opportunity to become a part of the Bolia Design Team. As a part of the design team, you will receive an annual design brief, packed with trends, colours, materials, inspiration and much, much more. With this in hand you’ll have the opportunity, on a contractual freelance basis, to create new spectacular pieces for the Bolia collections. A great way to make money doing what you love.


The prizes

1st prize - 40.000 DKK (€5,400)

2nd prize - 30.000 DKK (€4,000)

3th prize - 20.000 DKK (€2,700)

Customer’s prize - 10.000 DKK (€1,350)

So here you are full of big dreams, big ideas and big talent. What next? You need your big break. Your discovery, your ticket to the ride. Well this is it. The Bolia Design Awards exists with one big mission in mind. To find the freshest minds out there, to identify and nurture the talent that will define the future of furniture design, and with open arms we welcome you. We want you to shine, we want you to succeed.

New Scandinavian Design is the playground, which defines our style and identity. Don’t get fooled by the old way of thinking Scandinavian Design as minimalistic and light. We love new classics, get high on creative icons and we tend to fall in love with aesthetic, yet functional designs that improve or inspire our everyday life. And oh, we really love organic materials and good craftsmanship with fine attention to detail. 


It’s important you have the courage to present the judges to a new, challenging and consistent, well-thought-out design. Be creative, daring and ambitious – we look forward to seeing your ideas.

Deadline for participating is March 2nd 2018, so you better start designing.
Youre welcome to upload max 3 designs. 1 design is of course minimum required.

Thank you so much! Were overwhelmed and trilled. This years Bolia Design Awards has been nothing but amazing. With more than 400 creative, brave and chunky design proposals, the jury had quite a job cutting down the strong field. Lets give it up for the 2017 cutting edge winners.

Find all the pictures from Bolia Design Awards here

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.

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.

 

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?

 

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.

The 2017 finalists

'ShowMe' by Nordvink
Denmark

'Mido' by Rasmus Warberg
Denmark

'Kreisel' by Andrea Bettina Mueller
Sweden

'Lean' by Mikael Martinsson
Sweden

'105 ltr forms' by Fabio Vogel
Germany

'Ease Leather' by Linnea Ek Blæhr
Denmark

'Latch' by Dazingfeelsgood
Singapore

'Pattern' by Michael Karlsson
Sweden

 


2016
Engvall & Moen  – ’In Circles’ lamp

2015
Andreas Vang - 'Tectonic Watch'

2014
Ditte Buus Nielsen - 'Hedge'

2013
Christine Rathmann - 'Harry'