Bloomframe® window

Bloomframe®, the innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at the touch of a button, is no longer a prototype. This revolutionary and multi-award-winning design is now in production and coming to an urban landscape near you. The first models are destined for an apartment building in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The product’s creators, the Amsterdam-based architecture firm HofmanDujardin explain the Bloomframe® window could soon become a familiar element of the modern cityscape as more architects, developers and builders realize its considerable functional and aesthetic benefits.

Bloomframe® window in New York, Rio and Paris

The Bloomframe® window offers inhabitants of apartments, offices and hotels the ultimate flexible living environment: an insulated picture window one minute and a fresh, open balcony the next, cleverly adding vital space to compact interiors and bringing the outdoors in. The unique balcony is engineered by French manufacturer Kawneer France. It consists of tough all-weather materials and controlled by a smooth electronic system. Kawneer France obtained all the necessary certifications to transform the prototype into a safe and affordable building component. Its dimensions, color and materials are all fully adaptable and can be custom-designed to complement the facade of new and existing buildings.

The Bloomframe® window is playing an essential role in the positive evolution of our cities, encouraging us to re-think and improve interior space options. Bloomframe® helps us live better

Michiel Hofman | HofmanDujardin

Bloomframe® window opening

Bloomframe® installation

The 18th of July 2017 the first Bloomframe® window was installed in the Amsterdam housing project. The production and the installation was excellent teamwork of Kawneer France, Schipper Kozijnen and Bot Bouw.

Bloomframe® in production

The Bloomframe® window is presented at the international construction exhibition BATIMAT 2015 in Paris in November 2015. The successful construction exhibition is the official launch of the availability of the Bloomframe® window.

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Contact production and sales

The fabulous Bloomframe® window now available for your projects. The French manufacturer Kawneer, global leader for aluminum facades, windows and doors is responsible for the development, the fabrication and the international sales of the Bloomframe® window. For more information concerning technical details, prices, production or delivery in your country please contact Kawneer France.

Kawneer France
Bertrand Lafaye
+33 4 67 87 77 53
+33 6 72 77 15 50
Bertrand.Lafaye@arconic.com
www.kawneer-france.com

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Wallpaper Design Award

The Bloomframe® window is the winner of the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award 2009 in the category Most-life-enhancing-product. Wallpaper* Magazine composed for this fifth annual Design Award an esteemed panel of judges. The jury members hip hop star Kanye West, French architect Jean Nouvel, fashion icon Ines de la Fressange, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, British production designer Sir Ken Adam and Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati selected the innovative Bloomframe® window as the winner. Words from the jury: ‘’If you have ever been haunted by the feeling of being boxed in, then Dutch concept ‘Bloomframe’ is an ingenious solution. It may look just like your typical black-framed window, but at the touch of a button, the entire frame pushes outwards, like a flower in full bloom, to transform into a bijou balcony.’’

Wallpaper* Magazine organized a photo shoot with the jury members of the Wallpaper Design Award 2009 and their favorite winning product. The Lego study model of the Bloomframe® window was send to London for the photo shoot with the renowned production designer sir Ken Adam. Sir Ken Adam designed the semi-futuristic sets for the James Bond films such as Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

Awards

Winner Janus Award 2015 Paris

The New York Times selected the Bloomframe balcony for the top 10 best ideas 2008

Nomination Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2009

Nomination VMRG innovation prize 2007 Netherlands

Winner Red Dot Design Award 2008 Germany

1st prize Wallpaper Design Award 2009 most life enhancing product

1st prize Audi Design Award 2008

Nomination Index Design Award 2009 Denmark

Nomination MKB Innovation Top 100 innovative companies in The Netherlands 2009

Nomination Spark Design & Architecture Awards 2009 USA