Change and evolution is inevitable. Today, the boundary between workspace and home is blurred. Offices are integrating home and hospitality elements in the workplace landscape, and homes now have office components as our ways of working has become more fluid and mobile, and less conventional. Furthermore, the world’s design sensibilities is maturing at a faster rate, and people are more and more confident in making their own aesthetic and ergonomic choices. Layering in progress in science and technology, the change only escalates. At Bulo, we welcome change as a challenge to broaden our own design horizons and as a force to inspire innovation.
However, there are things that do not change at Bulo. We believe design is an inspirational form of work in which you can combine your knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm with a healthy dose of FUN. We create furniture that puts design on the forefront, with the spirit of innovation that not only fulfills functional requirements, but also adds to the quality of working and living for both the individual and the organization. We believe in bringing good products into the existence with respect for people, materials, the environment & great craftsmanship. Design is not a synonym for extravagance, but an attitude, a formative language, and a means of communication to achieve better results and a better quality of life. Design is for humanity.
With the skill and love of the craft for over 50 years, Bulo remains true to these values, while we continue to create beautiful, innovative furniture that inspires and moves with the changes.
Creation, innovation and product development are the driving forces of our company. Bulo’s designs are timeless: both in terms of design and use of materials, the products will last for generations. Bulo invests in its own team of product developers who develop innovative and unique concepts. Collaborations with external designers provides a multitude of approaches.
We build long-term sustainable relationships with (interior)architects as our partner because of their role as a consultant in many projects. Even more, many of our collections are designed by architects. Together we use the same design language in the creation of our furniture, which delivers a high architectural quality.
⭕️ OUR PLANET
Bulo endorses the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) formally adopted by the United Nations in 2015. An action plan to free humanity from poverty and put the planet back on track towards sustainability. These goals reflect three dimensions of sustainable development: economy, ecology and the social aspect.
(See appendix: Sustainability at Bulo)
Our department of interior architects, project designers and customization, offers total solutions and thinks along with the customer in the long term. The concept approach is complemented by the product portfolio and knowledge of the sister company Bulvano, specialized in smart solutions for the office.
By choosing for an own design department, Bulo is able to respond to specific requirements of customers, which can be translated into new working concepts and an optimal work environments. That’s how Bulo gives shape to its socio-economic role: design is not a synonym of exorbitance, but of a better way of working and living.
Bulo offers more than the fulfillment of functional, rational and ergonomic requirements. We add subjective and emotional values to the specifications of its products, such as beauty, fun content, personality, respect for architecture… Bulo is an atypical player on the market that surprises with products with a “twist”.
With the concept ‘Bulosophy’, Walter Busschop introduced a business ethic from the very beginning of Bulo, based on trust, open communication and the principle that people are the center. When there was still no question of “mission statement, values and stakeholders”, these were already applied in the dealings with the customers, employees, designers and architects and with the suppliers. A good company cherishes these values and does not change them under the influence of economic conditions.
Bulo is a family business, currently leaded by the third generation, with showroom and production along the E19 in Mechelen. Historically the furniture city of Belgium and this link is continued in collaborations with the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Mechelen.
Bulo offers a nice portfolio of Belgian design by collaborating with Belgian designers and architects such as: Vincent Van Duysen, Claire Bataille and Paul ibens, Alain Berteau, Bram Boo, Nathalie Van Reeth… In addition, there is the reissue of the original design by a Belgian icon, Léon Stynen.
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