More than just 15 minutes of fun
In our fourth and final collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, Bugaboo introduces the Retrospective Collection - featuring a sun canopy and matching tote bag - paying homage to the legendary artist.
We’ve taken Warhol’s Butterflies, Globetrotter and Marilyn Monroe images as a starting point for our latest Warhol-inspired designs and reversed our successful Banana print. The Collection offers you unparalleled flexibility in your stroller design: You choose your image and the color lining; the tote bag matches your selected print. And because the sun canopy fits all Bugaboo strollers, those already owning one can use the Retrospective collection to add a little pizzazz.
The Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Retrospective Collection is available from November 2014 at selected retailers. Each retailer will have a select number of prints. All prints are available from December 2014 on Bugaboo.com to order.
The Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Banana collection is inspired by Warhol’s 1966 print that gained notoriety when it was chosen as The Velvet Underground & Nico’s first album cover (an album which the artist also produced). In our first Banana collection we featured the original iconic image set against a bright yellow base. This time, we’ve gone bananas and flipped the color scheme: Warhol’s outspoken yellow bananas stand out against a stark black backdrop.
Future globetrotters will draw inspiration from this Jon Sherman-designed print that uses the spaceship, car, plane, train, motorcycle and boat images from Warhol’s 1983 Toys paintings as a starting point. Founder and creative director of Flavor Paper, Sherman extracted the toys from their background and overlaid the vehicles on a vintage French world map, adding globes as a unifying polka dot pattern throughout. Although originally created for his own newborn son’s Bugaboo stroller, Sherman’s Warhol-based design comes with a royal blue or dark grey complimentary reverse side for your child’s own Bugaboo sun canopy. Also available in an easy-to-use, eco-friendly wallpaper, this travel-inspiring print will see your child through the literal and imaginary journeys he is about to embark on.
This early work (1955) by the artist sets the stage for his later artistic perspective and process. Hand-drawn during his years as a successful commercial artist in New York City, Butterflies showcases a hint of the serial repetition that would become Warhol’s trademark. It also encapsulates two of Warhol’s enduring themes: the beauty and variation found in nature. These colorful butterflies pop perfectly against a white backdrop, while a baby blue or pink reverse side complements the playful print.
For this celebrated Warhol design, we used the artist’s Marilyn Reversals (late 1970s to early 1980s), wherein he used different color variations on the reversed negatives of the star’s image. Based on publicity still from her 1953 film Niagara, the Marilyn series preserved the star’s larger than life personality, glamour and charisma and became as legendary as Monroe herself. No Warhol collection would be complete without it, and this stroller proves that design is a girl’s best friend.
Is a hint of Warhol’s rebellious Rock n’ Roll attitude just the fun element you we’re looking for to customize your stroller? Well don’t sweat it, Bugaboo’s Banana Accessories are available for all strollers. Simply add an extra dash of pop-art to your stroller and at the same time keep your child warm and cozy on cold days with the Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Banana footmuff. Made from water repellent material, the black coloured shiny footmuff is equipped with bamboo charcoal. This eco-friendly and sustainable fiber extracted from wild bamboo regulates temperature and humidity and provides more comfort during chilly months. The cover of the footmuff can be partly opened or completely removed when it becomes too warm.
You can further customize your stroller with the breathable and padded off-white Bugaboo Seat Liner, which also features the iconic ‘Banana’. The seat liner has an extra top layer made from bamboo charcoal that wicks away moisture and ensures a comfortable and cool ride. In stores worldwide from May 1, 2014.
Andy Warhol's innovative approach to art proved an inspiration for us, as we are driven by a passion for innovation. The collaboration celebrates the artist's love for children's inquisitive and creative minds, and his ability to create timeless work that transcends any age or time period. Bugaboo is working with The Andy Warhol Foundation on several collections (to be) launched during this collaboration. To many, Andy Warhol is the personification of charisma, and to most, he is one of the world’s leading influential figures in contemporary art and culture. More than twenty-five years after his death, Andy Warhol’s life and work continues to excite creative thinkers worldwide. For more information about this exciting collaboration, please check the Andy Warhol + bugaboo gallery.
A cheerful app has born through the collaboration between the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Bugaboo.
The app is an interactive adaptation of Andy Warhol's So Many Stars board book that was gifted with the previous So Many Stars Andy Warhol+Bugaboo colelction. The app invites children to discover what happens inside of the "So" animations. That discovery starts when touching objects on the different pages, like making dogs grow, eating spaghetti and letting fish jump out of the water. There's no right or wrong, it's purely about discovering Andy Warhol's world in a playful graphical way.
Available in the App Store for 0,89 Euro . Revenue generated by the sale of the app will contribute generously to The Andy Warhol Foundation's endowment from which it distributes grants in support of contemporary art.
icon meets icon
Take a pop-art icon for a spin as part of the continuing collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Spring brings the new Banana collection, including a complete Bugaboo Cameleon³ as well as a footmuff and seat liner that can be used on all Bugaboo strollers. Go bananas.