Boulon Blanc means White Nut and Bolt. But why white ?
This is part of our commitment to quality, but also to the environment.
Boulon Blanc and the Kickstarter adventure
After presenting our table in exhibitions and winning a Design Award, we launched a participative fundraising campaign on the Kickstarter platform in 2016. More than 300 contributors from 26 countries believed in our project! Thanks to them, we were able to produce our first series of tables and stools the following year. An extraordinary journey and the beginning of a faithful community that we are very grateful to.
Thinking, producing and shipping in French is also possible
To build our first table, we decided not to look for the easy solution, but to apply our values in our work. We want to produce in a fair and transparent way, give prominence to local know-how and reduce our environmental footprint.
French forests cover 17 million hectares and are mostly sustainably managed. French wood is of exceptional quality, and the ancestral techniques of woodworking and metal turning are recognized worldwide!
It therefore made sense for us to create a product 100% made in France.
After choosing a top-of-the-range raw wood from the Burgundy forests, and (re)discovering the essential savoir-faire of the craftsmen of the world capital of bar turning (a metal machining technique), we processed to the assembling and finishing of our tables in our workshop in Paris, in order to control their quality.
Because Boulon Blanc furniture are unique pieces assembled by hand! Each of our tables has an exclusive serial number, guaranteeing its originality.
Our journey towards all these competences has been very enriching and these exchanges confirmed our approach: our quest for meaning requires skills that are geographically close to us, for flawless quality and more responsible consumption.
Precision, attention to details, reducing our carbon footprint and being able to physically meet the craftsmen involved in our furniture are real commitments for us!
Boulon Blanc embarks on online sales
We are keen to offer our products at the right price. We chose to open an online store, limiting the number of resellers to keep only those who, like us, promote the French manufacturing and help develop emerging brands. To meet our customers, we regularly organize pop-up sales and events. On the e-shop and on social networks, we are very attentive to the feedback of our community members and wish to stay as close as possible to their expectations. When they place order on our site, they only have to wait 12 weeks to receive their products at home assembled, adjusted, tested and ready to use.
After the adjustable coffee table, The Boulon Blanc collection of lively furniture has grown with a designer stool. And we are not done getting things moving yet!