SID International Guest Design Hunter Q+A: the Sisters Bolon

habitusliving catches up with Sydney Indesign international guests Marie and Annica Eklund of Bolon to hear about their design favourites, including a number of shared passions (red wine, four-wheel drives, and food in Piedmont).

29 Jul 2013

Your name: Marie & Annica Eklund 

What you do:

ME: Creative Director – Bolon
AE: CEO – Bolon

Your latest project:

ME: Collection 2014
AE: Concept 2014, Business Plan 2017

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Carine Roitfeld
2) Iris Apfel
3) My sister Annica in all matters

Stella McCartney for her conscience in her business and way of combining business and family 
2) Acne as a brand – they always convince and surprise me in a positive way
3) My sister Marie, Bolon team and friends always inspire me and make my daily life fun with Bolon, that is very important for inspiration – to enjoy what you are doing!

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model:

ME: Mercedes Jeep
AE: Range Rover Sport

Chair model:

ME: Y chair Hans J.Wegner
AE: Pyra, Storängen

Residential space:

ME: Kitchen
AE: Kitchen

Commercial space:

ME: Restaurants
AE: Restaurant

Decorative product:

ME: Show Time Vases by Jaime Hayon
AE: Flowers

Functional product:

ME: iPhone
AE: iPhone

Handmade good:

ME: The book of Bolon in limited edition “The Bolon Story
AE: Bolon flooring

Mass-produced good:

ME: Plastic Side Chairs Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
AE: Water


ME: Fresh pasta with white truffle (to eat in Piemonte)
AE: A nice steak with fresh salad and a good glass of red


ME: Peterson krog – Käringön Sweden
AE: slow cocking, tasty food, great friends, best wine – this beats any restaurant!


ME: Red wine / Champagne / classic afternoon tee
AE: Red wine, champagne, water, coffee


ME: Hotel Le Meurice in Paris, bar and lounge area
AE: I don’t do bars a lot, when we travelling I tend to like hotel bars with soft atmosphere such as Four Season in Milano or Costes in Paris for inspirations and nice drinks.

Item in your studio:

ME: My Mac….and my colour books!
AE: My mac and the Bolon team


Marie and Annica are International Guests for Sydney Indesign (August 15-17), and will be present at the Corporate Culture showroom throughout the event. 

To meet the sisters and hear about their latest work, register now for Sydney Indesign: The Experience.