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).
Your name: Marie & Annica Eklund
What you do:
Your latest project:
ME: Collection 2014
AE: Concept 2014, Business Plan 2017
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) 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…
ME: Show Time Vases by Jaime Hayon
ME: The book of Bolon in limited edition “The Bolon Story”
AE: Bolon flooring
ME: Plastic Side Chairs Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
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.