Key facts

Product:
Flow Alga Silver
Family:
Flow
Manufacturer:
Bolon >
Designer:
Marie Eklund >
Architonic ID:
1324578
Country:
Sweden
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Carpets/Rugs-Carpet tiles >
Plastics-Synthetic tiles >
Groups:
Carpets/Rugs-Carpet tiles >
Plastics-Synthetic tiles >

Product variants

Concept

FLOW SHORT FACTS

• Two patterns divided in seven colour variations, all seven in both tiles and rolls.
• A new Bolon StudioTM tile shape; Scale.
• Recycled material in bottom layer of backing – up to 33% of the end product is recycled material.
• Warranty: 10 years. Classification: 33 Heavy Commercial.
• Full environmental certification.
• Sales start February 3 2015

Flow features two designs – Shaded and Solid. In Shaded, choose from Coral, Stream, Alga or Shell and in Solid, from Pearl, Shore or Tide. It is also our first collection to use a new tile shape we’ve called Scale. Soft and rounded, the organic design has a form reflecting the natural, glistening beauty of fish skin. Furthermore, the bottom layer of the collection’s backing is made of recycled material from our own onsite recycling plant – a process that results in the end product compromising up to 33% recycled material.

VISUAL MOTION, PASTEL SHADES AND NEW GREEN INNOVATION
Swedish design company Bolon announces the release of their latest flooring collection Flow – and with it an innovative development within recycling. Inspired by the timeless mystery of our oceans, Flow highlights design fluidity, visual motion and soft pastel shades. This is partly achieved by the use of a transparent warp that allows the weave’s subtle colours to shine through, creating an overall impression reminiscent of a tranquil, watercolour vista.

Chief Creative Officer Marie Eklund explains –‘Flow’s design characteristics create a look that adds natural harmony and grace to any interior. Also, the fact that every article in the collection can be combined beautifully without adhering to strict pattern based laying makes it amazingly versatile.’ As well as making the collection available in rolls and tiles, the company is using the launch of Flow to introduce its new tile shape, ‘Scale’. Celebrating the natural, glistening beauty within the ocean, it is the company’s first organic tile shape which features a soft, rounded form.

From a sustainability perspective, Flow is a breakthrough collection. The bottom layer of the flooring’s backing is made of recycled material from Bolon’s recently commissioned onsite recycling plant – a process that results in the end product comprising up to 33% recycled material.
The 90 million SEK investment in this facility is the latest expression in a long history of environmental innovation. Today, Bolon uses only modern, phthalate free raw materials, sources locally drawn groundwater for cooling and is committed to centralised production for both process control and logistical reasons. Each of these steps reflects a long-term vision the company defines as ‘A Future Without Footprints’.