The expertly molded plywood creates a comfortable backrest.
The same thinly cut plywood is used for the front legs and the enclosing rim, all with a precise geometry that allow for a play of shadows and light to set off the lightness of the design even further. At only 4,5 kilos, OM is a pure lightweight chair both for hand and eye. 'My aim was to offer a generous seating experience with very few components, and with the backrest as one visually open piece,' says Johan Ansander, 'The seat had to be roundish in shape, not rectangular, in order to arrive at the right visual balance.'
OM is reminiscent of classic furniture designs by the hands of Michael Thonet and Alvar Aalto with its simplicity and ingenious way of shaping wood. 'I immediately signed Johannes on when he showed me his sketches a year ago, this was his private little secret, you would never arrive at something so striking through an ordinary product brief,' exclaims Johan Lindau, CEO and design manager of Blå Station. OM is made in European oak or ash; dyed colors are optional along with padded seats.