Bolon is the flooring company that likes to think and evolve creatively. Designer Friends is a concept involving the creation of new and innovative opportunities for developing challenging and interesting projects by a select group of designers and architects. Designer Friends has most recently been joined by the London based Swedish designer duo Jimmie Martin.

The latest collaborative project with Jimmie Martin involves designing mats for a target group that appreciates design and art in more places than just on walls. The collection incorporates floor coverings from the standard Bolon collection in combinations of different colours.

The collection introduces a female design with a stylishly elegant yet provocative and sexy pattern. The idea is that the pattern invites the customer to take a closer look at its design and effect. Both companies have a dynamic and daring approach that led to a burst of creativity the moment they met.

The mats can be used both for indoor and outdoor usage as well as wall hangings.

-"Jimmie Martin represents something slightly unusual, with an exciting touch of Rock ’n' Roll," says Annica Eklund, CEO of Bolon.

-"We knew a relationship with Bolon was inevitable after meeting Annica and Marie. We all share the same creative determination to produce new and interesting concepts," Jimmie and Martin explain.

The London-based furniture design company Jimmie Martin was established in 2004 by Swedish designers Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar. Their unique brand is characterised by decadent pieces of furniture in an urban style, with each piece specially created according to the taste or liking of the customer or the inspiration of the designer. The duo has won a series of awards for their designs, including the award for best new design of the year at the British "Design and Decoration Awards".

Bolon and Jimmie Martin have also designed unique chairs clad with Bolon material. The collection will be launched at the Milan Furniture Fair - Salone del Mobile (22-27 April). Bolon will exhibit in Milan, please visit our stand in hall 8 - F38. The collection of mats, along with the chairs, will be available for viewing on the Bolon and Jimmie Martin websites. The mats are available in sizes 190x190 cm and 160x240 cm. Other sizes are available upon request. The collection is limited and each mat will be numbered.

This chair can be ordered from Jimmie Martin. There is a large selection of BOLON material to choose from as well as Jimmie Martin's extended frame selection and finishes.

Bolon AB
BolonThe Swedish flooring company Bolon was founded in 1949. The family firm is owned and run by Annica and Marie Eklund, the third generation of Eklunds to own the company. From its origins as a traditional manufacturer of woven flooring, the company has developed into an internationally successful design company with a focus on high quality innovative flooring. Bolon was the first company in the world to produce woven vinyl floor coverings and it designs all of its floors itself. The highly unique way in which the flooring is produced, as well as its look and design, has created tremendous international interest in the product. It looks like a textile floor covering and has all the practical advantages of vinyl flooring, particularly when it comes to long-life and maintenance. The products are sold in more than 30 countries today and Bolon's customers include well-known companies such as Armani, Sheraton, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and high-profile architects and designers such as Tom Dixon, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano. All Bolon floors are produced for public environments with a focus on hotels, stores and offices. They meet all the stringent standards for fire safety, wear and durability, sound insulation, etc. All products are manufactured in Sweden with the highest possible consideration to the environment. A great respect for the environment permeates Bolon's entire organisation. Bolon's environmental and quality control systems have been ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified since 1999.


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Box 73. SE-523 22 Ulricehamn SWEDEN
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