Live interview with Håkan Nordin on rethinking the use of plastic in design
Nordin, who is also a founding member of Greenpeace Sweden, will speak to Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about Bolon’s stance on plastic and it’s vision for a more sustainable future.
Founded in 1949 by textile designer Nils-Erik Eklund, Bolon is best known for its flooring products made of vinyl, which is categorised as a plastic.
Nordin’s career within the field of climate action spans more than 30 years.
In 1982, after graduating from Umeå University with a bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Håkan helped to establish the Swedish arm of non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace.
In 1990, he founded Miljökompassen – one of the first environmental consultant companies in Sweden.
Håkan has also served in various roles and committees for the Swedish government and advised brands such as H&M and IKEA on how to improve their sustainability strategies.
The discussion, which will be produced by Dezeen for Bolon, forms part of Rethinking Plastic – a two-year programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions and excursions running from September 2020 until December 2022, which aims to readdress our relationship with plastic.