Stockholm 2015: a trio of designers designed this selection of expanded metal and wooden furniture for Swedish business Blå Station with the intent that each and every successive proprietor will customise the pieces.
Swedish designers Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand produced the Honken assortment for Blå Station with longevity in thoughts.
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The selection comprises a table, a bench and a coffee table, as nicely as a generous armchair or cosy two-seater sofa.
The Honken Armchair comprises an orange or black expanded metal “sitting basket” that is framed by a length of steel tubing.
This 30-millimetre-diameter tube varieties the seat’s back and arm-rests, whilst the legs with rounded ends are turned from reliable oak. Upholstered seat and back cushions are coloured to match the metal frame.
The designers hope that when the chair’s 1st users are completed with it, they will pass it on to a person else who will repaint the frame and reupholster the seat to give it a new daily life.
As the chair was designed for Blå Station’s Experiment 2015 undertaking – where the aim was to produce “classics of the long term” – the assortment is created to be resilient.
“Honken has been offered all the circumstances for residing a really extended life,” mentioned the brand in a statement. “Its frame is torsionally rigid and impact resistant and will survive even the toughest environments. And, when you give up, a new owner will consider over, stretch out, put on a new coat of paint and sew new cushions.”
“I adore merchandise offered at flea markets and auctions, which people purchase even even though they are terribly scruffy,” Bernstrand extra. “Some pieces of furniture can be in very poor situation, but you get them anyway, straighten them out, apply a new layer of varnish, make them a new cushion or polish them.”
“The outcome may not often be perfect, but that is not important, due to the fact these layers produce a stunning patina of history,” he mentioned.
The Honken collection is finished with a table available with a round or oblong best and in two various heights – the reduce of which is suitable for sitting on as a bench.
The leading and table legs are manufactured from solid wood. Black or red lacquered steel fasteners connect the parts, which are made to be effortlessly disassembled for effortless transportation or storage.
Honken was launched at the Stockholm Furniture Honest earlier this month, alongside the skinny Poppe chair designed by the three designers as part of the exact same series.