We’re here to inject some X into BAU!
We founded BAUX on the belief that building materials should be sustainable, surprisingly functional and remarkably beautiful. BAUX designs, produces and markets functional construction materials that meet the contemporary expectations of architects, engineers and builders – without compromising tomorrow’s safety and environmental standards.
For us, the BAUX brand is our perception of what we do, what we stand for, and what makes us relevant. Our mission is to change the world for the better. A conversation between two students excels into brilliance, a business meeting gone right leads to new potential or leaders of nations coming to an agreement that matters to the world – all thanks to restful acoustics in residential buildings, industrial premises and public spaces.
Learn more about our beliefs.
We are BAUX.
In 2013, Johan Ronnestam, Fredrik Franzon and the founding members of Form Us With Love; Jonas Petterson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér set out to innovate the world of acoustic materials. Together, they had a mission to create a global interior and architect material brand created better working conditions for the people worldwide.
Form Us With Love.
Form Us With Love is a Swedish industrial design studio operating from Stockholm. For eight years, the studio has put dialogue at centre stage for development, using design as a catalyst to position the design brands of tomorrow. Together the studio has partnered craftsmen, engineers and material experts to challenge the conventional through design.
Collaborations include; Scandinavian and international brands such as Ateljé Lyktan, Cappellini, DePadova, FontanaArte, Muuto, Design House Stockholm and One Nordic Furniture Company.
In 2012, Fast Company named Form Us With Love as one of the world’s ‘50 most influential designers shaping the future’. During the Stockholm Design Week 2013, Form Us With Love was announced as proud winner of Swedish Elle Decoration’s annual award ‘Designers of the year 2013’.
TRÄULLIT. PART OF OUR HISTORY
Our first product BAUX TILES was created together with Träullit, a traditional family business, founded in 1946 by Lennart Rääf. Today it is headed by his son Bengt Rääf. The company has since made boards and panels of cement bound wood wool. Wood wool of spruce, a fascinating material, sprung from our nature, joined together with pure cement, provides unique features to any building. Features that provide sound absorbtion, excellent thermal insulation capacity, high thermal storage capacity, proven highly resistant to fire, mold and rot, mechanically strong and good plaster base.
The headquarters and factory are located in Österbymo in southern Östergötland
“BAUX PROVIDED A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE TRADITIONAL WORLD OF CONSTRUCTION. SUDDENLY OUR HERITAGE BECAME OUR FUTURE”
Bengt Rääf – Träullit
PULP. PART OF THE FUTURE
Our second product is BAUX Acoustic Pulp – developed together with scientist and manufactured in our hometown of Stockholm. This time, we had the vision to create an acoustical solution that would be uncompromisingly sustainable in every way— from the resources and materials to the manufacturing process, and the impact of the product at the end of its life. All while achieving the right characteristics for optimal sound absorption and meeting the contemporary design expectations of modern architects and designers.
The factory is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
“IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, AND EXCESSIVE CONSUMERISM, WE AS AN INDUSTRY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO IGNORE THE PART WE PLAY. THE NEW BAUX ACOUSTIC PULP IS THE RESULT OF OUR DEEP COMMITMENT TO THIS VISION.”
Fredrik Franzon – CEO and founding partner
THE BAUX PEOPLE
GLOBAL BRANDS CHOOSE BAUX
Our mission to create safe, functional and acoustic spaces for human beings has resulted in projects in over 30 countries. BAUX acoustic tiles and panels can be found in over 1500 projects worldwide.
WHAT THE CLIENTS ARE SAYING
The original space was an old industrial unit. It was empty, raw, with white walls and visible cabling. BAUX allowed us to showcase wood’s versatility and transformational design properties, covering the full lifecycle from raw material to manufacturing, use and recycling.
We chose BAUX for the acoustic capabilities, the aesthetic addition, the sustainable material and the color palette that was offered. Meeting spaces should have a minimal noise reverberation on the speech frequencies, this ensures that meetings are pleasant and phone calls can be made without any disturbing echoes. With BAUX we found the perfect balance between those variables.
The style of the original interior dates back to the art deco period, and as part of this, we were fortunate enough to still have the original circular wall lights to reinstall. These large circular lights complemented the BAUX Curve & Arch patterns perfectly. So the BAUX panels rapidly became integral to our design from an early stage.
We quickly realized the importance of acoustic solutions to maintain privacy and focus in these new sized spaces. Our design choices were leaning towards exposed concrete floors, glass partitions for the transference of natural light and high ceilings. Finding the right solution that aligned with our brand and aesthetic was difficult until we learned about BAUX.
Our showroom and office are located in the old architectural school (Ahouse) in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Your welcome to come by at any time – but please let us know prior to your visit!
For international sales and showrooms, please visit the international representation page.
114 26, Stockholm, SWEDEN
+46 8 21 07 07