cate&nelson: B25 for blå station
cate&nelson: B25 for blå station cate&nelson: B25 for blå station
feb 15, 2011

cate&nelson: B25 for blå station

‘B25’ by cate&nelson for blå station all images courtesy of cate&nelson




sweden-based design studio cate&nelson were commissioned by swedish furniture manufacturer blå station to design a product on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary. their brief asked that they base this furniture piece on the language of design that characterized blå station in its early days – including the round birch-wood ring and natural tanned leather from tärnsjö tannery.

front view

the result is ‘B25’, an easy chair constructed from compression-moulded birch finished with a surface of ash veneer and a seat of upholstered polyether foam. the chair builds on this idea of furniture as members of a family, creating not just a a single item but a series or group of objects based on the same idea and using the same components.

demonstrating the chair’s use

‘B25’ references the börge lindau’s oblado series which blå station first manufactured in 1986, whose iconic round ring in birch is used in this contemporary take. the covered back of ‘B25’ assumes its intended shape once it is placed within the ring.

‘B25’ was recently presented at the 2011 stockholm furniture fair.

making process of ‘B25’

left: a ‘B25’ chair waiting to be finished right: scale model of ‘B25’

hövding chair from the börge lindau’s oblado series which ‘B25’ references

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