Blå Station flexible sofa by Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius

February 15th, 2017 by retail design blog

Swedish furniture company Blå Station has worked with designers Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius to produce a flexible sofa formed from narrow cushioned slices. The Bob sofa was unveiled at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, where it was named the best product at the event’s Editor’s Choice awards. Made up of 26-centimetre-wide modules, it is designed to suit spaces of any size or configuration.

It’s six different modules can be arranged into shapes ranging from a one-person armchair with plush armrests to long, caterpillar-like formations with multiple bends. “[Bob is] a sofa system providing almost unlimited options, constructed using the smallest possible number of modules,” said Blä Station.

“Where ordinary sofas are usually rectangular, square and predictable, Bob offers the architectonic freedom to either challenge or adhere to all types of spaces.” Bob’s frame is made from plywood with moulded foam, and it can be upholstered in a wide selection of fabrics and colours. As well as being flexible for living spaces, the sofa is optimised for transport, as its modules can be fitted perfectly onto a standard European pallet.

“We cut and adjusted a volume in styrofoam in Stefan’s studio until the height and depth was spot on,” said 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.”

The Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair took place in the Swedish capital last week. Other products launched at the fair include Note Design Studio’s intentionally “not eye-catching” collection for Swedish brand Fogia and a new chandelier by Tom Dixon.

Design: Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/02/13/bla-station-modular-bob-sofa-stockholm-design-week-furniture/#/

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  1. That is a living rooms furniture everyone would love to have

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