Bolon Elements: Nature Underfoot

The tones and textures of nature find their way indoors via the Bolon Elements range of woven flooring.

  • Walnut

  • Oak

  • Flint

  • Marble (left) and Wool (right)

  • Birch

  • Cork



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

7 September, 2018


Nature provides the ultimate example of balance, and it was the inspiration for Bolon’s latest range of woven flooring. Bolon Elements was envisaged as a material of discretion – one able to mediate between people and the objects surrounding them using a gentle palette of brown and grey tones drawn chiefly from the natural world.

Materials such as stone, wood and textile were the inspiration for a collection of woven flooring designs with an artisanal appearance. The natural tones of Bolon Elements were created for aesthetic versatility and their ability to resonate comfortably with the other design features in a space (such as furnishings, lighting and wall coverings).

 

It’s all about balance.

 

Bolon Elements Ash Birch

Ash (left) and Birch (right)

 

The collection is based on warp threads of warm grey and beige that are woven into weft threads evoking the hues of linen, oak, ash, cork, birch, marble, walnut, flint, wool and silk. Bolon offers the term ‘Scanasian’ to describe the collection’s appearance, suggesting that there are visual links to the minimalist ideas that are often expressed in both Scandinavian and Asiatic design.

Elements is based on nature and is an example of quite classic design in the Scandinavian or East Asian sense,” says Marie Eklund, the CEO of Bolon. She continues, “It doesn’t shout, but it still has presence. It’s all about the feeling of harmony that it gives you and its allusion to our design heritage.”

 

Bolon Elements Flint Linen

Flint (left) and Linen (right)

 

Ten designs are available in rolls and in 50 x 50cm tiles with acoustic backing as an option. The backing is made from up to 33-per-cent recycled materials. Elements is made with a new type of H-profile thread developed by Bolon’s R&D team. It has a soft appearance but a greater resilience to daily wear and tear, which allows Bolon Elements to withstand the high levels of footfall that are common to larger spaces.

 

In Singapore, Bolon is available from Xtra.


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