London-based design duo Doshi Levien has collaborated with Swedish flooring brand Bolon to create a range of customizable flooring, with six new Bolon patterns influenced by art, fashion, culture and textiles.
The new Bolon By You range will offer designers and architects the opportunity to choose from four warp colours and twelve new weft colours, to make their own unique create floor patterns, suiting a variety of diverse interiors.
Doshi Levien's compositions focus on six distinct architectural styles. "From the natural, muted tones of classic architecture and monolithic forms of modernist buildings to the Avant Garde world of fashion, these compositions celebrate the versatility of Bolon flooring as a key visual and functional element," explain the designers.
A new web tool has also been created to use in conjunction with the new Bolon By You range, enabling architects and designers to 'create their own flooring digitally, export their designs and print these out,' explains Bolon's chief creative officer, Marie Eklund. Following the digital process, physical samples can be ordered to ensure quality assurance before final installation.
About the Manufacturer: Bolon is a third-generation manufacturer of fine textiles and woven flooring. True to the company's antecedents-back in 1949, founder Nils-Erik Eklund employed textile waste from a neighbouring factory to create woven rag rugs-the company incorporates innovations in materials to enhance sustainability and increase aesthetic appeal. In fact, the company name is a hybrid of the Swedish words for cotton and nylon. This pursuit of innovation extends to Bolon's design and style as the company has embraced an aesthetic creativity that has made a Bolon floor a signature item-"floors that are a palette of innovative opportunities rather than merely a passive surface beneath our feet."