Bolon beats sale records

Design company Bolon started 2016 with increased orders of their flooring and are showing no signs of slowing down

Design company Bolon had a flying start in 2016 with increased orders of their flooring and are showing no signs of slowing down. The month of June brought an all-time high, with 34.5 million SEK in sales; a growth of 13.6% for the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year.

- Production is in full speed and if we continue at this rate and in this direction, we will reach over 300 million SEK in sales for 2016. In comparison, we had sales of 186 million SEK in 2010 and have since had a steady increase, says Helen Emanuelsson, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Bolon.

- The focus and perseverance of the company plays a large role in this success, as well as the work we have done in recent years to consistently acquire architects and customers. We have the right partners around the world and we made sure to get them on board. In addition to major investments in innovation and product development, we have worked steadily to reinforce the brand, which is always a challenge in a global arena where there is different maturity in different local markets, explains Helen Emanuelsson.

Big projects on the books
Proof that long-term efforts yield results at Bolon can be seen in the large projects.

One example is South Korea's tallest building in Seoul, which was just completed. There, a request for 64,000 square meters of flooring was received for a single project. A library in Dubai with 65,000 square meters is another example, in addition to an office building in New York with over 60,000 square meters.

Bolon has also begun to deliver to one of Europe's major telecommunications companies – an order that could be worth up to 50 million SEK.

Investing in sustainability
Bolon has invested around 150 million SEK the last 5 years in its own production, mainly to meet the requirements of sustainability, including its own recycling plant.

Bolon has 100% manufacturing in Ulricehamn, Sweden and currently sells to 55 countries. Their largest markets are the US, France, Japan and England.

Managed by sisters Annica and Marie Eklund, the third generation of the family to own the company, Bolon has transformed from a traditional weaving mill into an international design brand with a list of clientèle that includes Armani, Google, Volvo Cars, Adidas, Skype, Missoni and Radisson Red.


Keep up-to-date with Nordic Design News

Write a comment
The front page right now

Carl Hansen & Son opens new flagshipstore in Stockholm

Carl Hansen & Son is cementing its position in Scandinavia with the opening of a new flagship store at Karlavägen 76 in Stockholm

Bang & Olufsen to breathe new life into vintage speakers

Bang & Olufsen teams up with Hifiberry to launch a new open source DIY-product, which will enable customers to upgrade vintage speakers to today’s wireless standards

Three new piggy banks from Kähler

An icon for living

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the classic Trinidad chair, designed by legendary designer Nanna Ditzel

Note designs collection for Fogia

Note Design Studio has launched a mini collection for Fogia during Stockholm Design Week

Light of a Nordic nature

With inspiration from the Nordic light and feel of the Nordic nature, the new Danish lighting brand, Nuura, creates exclusive aesthetic lighting

Newsletter

Frandsen introduces classic in mega size

The Ball lamp is a classic Danish design icon, now being launched in an updated, contemporary pendant version

Montana and Jakob Wagner collaborate on table-launch

Marimekko opens revamped Stockholm-showroom

Timeless, yet relevant in time

Limited edition Swan and Egg chairs by Arne Jacobsen are launched in luxurious leather to celebrate their 60th anniversary

Skagerak's Turn collection grows bigger

New coat stand, hooks and hangers will be presented this week at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

First collection by new brand Northern revealed

Northern Lighting announce the launch of Northern, a pioneering new lifestyle brand that takes our Nordic spirit to interiors around the world.

Ikea repeats collaboration with designer Piet Hein Eek

How can handmade and mass production go hand in hand?

With love from Stockholm

Click through the gallery to experience the great atmosphere at Stockholm Funiture & Light Fair

The France Chair clad in walnut

Since its relaunch in 2016, the France Chair has become a bestselling favorite in record time

Bent Hansen celebrates 70-year anniversary

Upholstery and Danish design through three generations - this year, Bent Hansen reaches a milestone

Danish wooden lamps bring nature inside

New Danish design brand is enlightening both the trendzone "Life on Sundays" and the special exhibition "Selected By" at Formland Spring 2018

Contemporary 50's design by Arne Jacobsen

Fritz Hansen is relaunching The Pot by the legendary Danish designer

Hay exhibits at Gulled during Stockholm Design Week

Popular design in golden hues

Normann Copenhagen is launching their popular Amp lamp in a new version

PH Furniture breathes life into forgotten design treasures by iconic lampmaker

New Central Station in Lund is designed around the traveler

Elding Oscarson and C.F. Møller have in a joint effort created the winning proposal for a new Central Station in Lund, Sweden, in a parallel commission for Jernhusen

Versatile 2018 collection from Dan-Form

Danish Dan-Form was just one of the brands utilizing Imm Cologne to launch a new collection this past week

Imm Cologne: A dynamic start to the furniture year

New design brand unites tradition and innovation

Elegant Outline from Muuto

Unique desk gets new life

Nordic snapshots from Cologne

Vita Copenhagen is moving into furniture

Bolia presents record-breaking profits

How can architecture contribute to democracy?

New CEO at Danish interior brand

See all News from the companies

Sustainability in focus at Formland

World-famous interior blogger to attend Formland

Come to Vivanti Fair in Dortmund this weekend

A social living room moves into Formland

Free tickets for Vivanti Fair in Dortmund

Creativity shapes the future at Formland

Unique Michelin experience at Formland

Formland launches new trend collaboration

Dortmund Regional Order Days in January 2018 

[Auditorium & Learning - Optimise Your Space]

Grab our latest Look Book online now!

Come and see us in Oslo!

CADEAUX Leipzig – 2.- 4. September

Designer's Saturday 2017

Design duo brings creative settings to Formland

Installation-free bioethanol fires in Vitoria Stone Hotel

Four Design is Growing

Glass wall with the industrial New Yorker-look

Install glass walls without ruining the floor

Designbrands flock to Formland: Attractive area expanding

Northern Europe's largest laser cutting capacity in plastic!

Need inspiration?

Vivanti Fair July 2017

Custom-made sliding doors for house with sloped ceilings

Glass wall with the industrial New Yorker-look

Send to a collegue

0.2