Blå Station was 25 years young in 2011, and Cate & Nelson were commissioned to design a product to commemorate the occasion – B25. Their brief was 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 allusions to Börge Lindau’s Oblado series are unmistakable. We first manufactured the iconic round ring in birch in 1986 – and the very same tool has now been used for B25. The covered back assumes its intended shape once it has been fitted in place in the ring, in the same way as the backrest on Hövding chair, for example.
The result, B25, also builds on the idea of furnishings as members of a family – creating not just a single item of furniture, but a small series, a group of furnishings or a family based on the same idea and using the same basic components.
Frame in compression moulded veneer; stain finish or clear-lacquered ash veneer. No-sag springs. B25 has a back covered in wool felt or leather from Tärnsjö as per cc 6a Lethter 2. Seat and one square back cushion in down or polyester mix. Removable covering in fabric or leather as per cc. 6a Leather 1 on seat and back cushion.