For our first project for Blå Station, a company celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, we wanted to design a chair that represents our take on the values that Blå Station stands for – fun but never forgetting function, unexpected yet at the
same time familiar.
The resulting product was conceived as an exercise in seating where we wanted to achieve a comfortable and compact recliner with a balance of freshness and timelessness – one that would be compatible with both contemporary and historic environments. When designing this chair, we worked especially hard to eliminate superfluous and unnecessary elements while giving it character and new function through the integration of a side table, introducing a sense of asymmetry.
We named the chair Åhus, after the coastal town in south-east Sweden where Blå Station was established in 1986, as a celebration of their birthday.