Bernstrand and Borselius - BOB
Johan Lindau, CEO and design manager of Blå Station, has once again challenged two of Sweden’s most renowned designers. Is it possible to allow for maximum flexibility with a minimum of components at a reasonable price? And will Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand once more be able to collaborate – even more intimately this time – than with their former success, Experiment 15, which resulted in Honken, Poppe and Morris JR? ‘You can easily get stuck on details when you work alone’, say Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius in unison.
‘We work faster together when we can switch roles, taking turns at leaning back to take in the big picture, or immersing ourselves in the details.’ Logistics and production handling are obviously of paramount importance. ‘We cut and adjusted a volume in styrofoam in Stefan’s studio until the height and depth was spot on’, says Thomas Bernstrand. ‘Then we rotated it until it fitted perfectly on a Euro pallet.’ The final result is a compact volume for transport, with each module being easy to handle both in the factory and on site. ‘Sit on the back of the sofa, or deep down in it; you will be sitting comfortably regardless’, says Stefan Borselius.