Blå Station is 25 years young in 2011, and the young Swedish-Spanish design team Cate & Nelson were commissioned to design a product to commemorate the occasion – it became B25. Their briefwas to base this product on the language of design that characterised Blå Station in its earliest days – the round birch-wood ring and natural tanned leather from Tärnsjö Tannery. The result, B25, also buildson the idea of furnishings as members of a family – creating not just a single item of furniture, but a small series. The allusions to Börge Lindau’s Oblado series are unmistakable. The B25 family comprising an easy chair, an ottoman and a table in compression-moulded birch with a surface of ash veneer.
The wooden backrest is covered with leather or felt and the seat is upholstered in polyether foam and down. B25 is a perfect solution in, for example, lounges, libraries and hotels, where the chair offers a secluded place in which to relax.
Design: Cate & Nelson.