Rethink the cool!
A created object is the result of a long process. People who claim to design products in a matter of minutes must think that babies are made in maternity wards.
Blå Station is driven by a desire to put into production furniture we like and which - to our minds - deserves a place in the market.Curiosity is our fuel as we keep searching, not for what is already known and established, but for the unexpected, yet-to-be-discovered.
In close cooperation with our designers we search for new and innovative solutions, in order to meet the demands and desires of today. Sometimes that compels us to decipher new codes. To dissect the entire production process from standing tree to sitting surface, from iron ore to metal frame.
Designers at Blåstation
Stefan Borselius, born 1974 in Malmö. Educated at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. He attended Carl Malmstens school and Steneby school, and studied furniture carpentry and design.
Peter Brandt, born 1959 in Stockholm. Educated at Kungliga Konsthögskolan, the Konstfack University College of Arts in Stockholm, Crafts and Design, and Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Cophenhagen.
Osko + Deichmann
Osko + Deichmann; Blasius Osko, born 1975 in Danzig and Oliver Deichmann, born 1975 in Stuttgart. Educated at UDK, previously HDK, University of Fine Arts in Berlin where they studied industrial design and got to know each other.
Jonas Forsman, born 1979 in Växjö. Educated as a civil engineer in technical design at Chalmers tekniska högskola in Gothenburg, and studied furniture design at Steneby school. Lectures at Chalmers and at the University of Skövde.
Börge Lindau (1932–1999) born in Åhus, qualified at what was then the Swedish Society of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg and became one of the country’s most recognised designers. Börge formed Blå Station in 1986.
Johan Lindau, born 1963 in Helsingborg. Born and bred in a home of designers. Thereafter educated, qualified and established in the design industry. Johan is Blå Station’s design manager and CEO.
Tomoyuki Matsuoka, born 1970 in Mie, Japan. Educated at Chiba University in Japan, industrial design, and Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen, architecture.
Fredrik Mattson, born 1973 in Malmö. Educated at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. He attended Steneby school and studied furniture carpentry and design.
Christine Schwarzer, born 1970 in Copenhagen. Educated as a designer at Denmarks Designskole in Copenhagen and at The University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
Vardag, Lotta Josefsson, born 1968 in Lund, and Annette Petersson, born 1969 in Gothenburg. Educated at the University College for Design and Handicraft in Gothenburg.
Cate & Nelson
Cate Högdahl, born 1978 in Strängnäs, Sweden and Nelson Ruiz-Acal, born 1983 in Seville, Spain. Educated at Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, where they first met.
Mia Cullin was born 1970 in Lund. After studies in Sweden, Italy and Denmark, she received her degree from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Born in Stockholm in 1964, but currently living in Copenhagen from where she runs her own design studio. Studied at the University College of Arts in Stockholm and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
The design team Iskos-Berlin was founded in 2010 in Copenhagen by the two established designers Aleksej Iskos, born in 1965 in Kharkiv, and Boris Berlin, born in 1953 in St. Petersburg.
Born in Lidköping in 1977. Graduated from HDK – the School of Design and Crafts – at the University of Gothenburg in 2008.
Peter Molin. Born in 1962 in Kristianstad, Sweden. After three years studying Wood Science and Engineering in Osby in the south of Sweden, Peter spent a couple of months as a trainee with Börge Lindau at Blå Station in Åhus.
Christian Göbel, born 1972 in Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart). Educated at the University of Technology Stuttgart, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and University of Art and Design Helsinki (now called Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture).
Mika Tolvanen. Born in 1975.
Hertel & Klarhoefer
Peter Christian Hertel, born in Wolfsburg 1968. Sebastian Klarhoefer, born in Berlin 1966.
o4i design studio was founded in 2005 by MFA Senior Design Partners Henrik Kjellberg and Jon Lindström, who first met while studying at Konstfack University College of Arts Craft and Design in Stockholm, Sweden 1996.
Konsthögskolan, University of Fine Arts, Sweden 2005-2006
Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden 1994-1999.
Denmarks Designskole, Industrial design, Copenhagen, Denmark 1996.
Inchbald School of Design, London, England 1988-1989.