Blå Station, Svezia
Blå Station was born from a designer’s desire to put into production furniture which he himself liked and which, to his mind, deserved a place in the market. The designer was by Börge Lindau, our father, who, after many years as partner in the highly successful Lindau & Lindekrantz design-team returned to his home town to create a company run entirely along his own lines.
Blå Station makes furniture using carefully chosen techniques and materials. For many years our language of design has been intimately associated with circles, birch and stainless steel – Börge’s chosen idiom. Today the expressions, materials and shapes have evolved from close cooperation with new young designers, new industries. But the philosophy behind it all remains the same. We believe that to meet the demands and desires of today you need an innovative frame of mind, a child’s curiosity – and a heart that refuses to take the easy way out.
Curiosity is our fuel as we keep searching, not for the already known and established, but for the unexpected, yet-to-be-discovered. Sometimes that is compelling us to decipher new codes; to dissect the entire production process from standing tree to sitting surface, from iron ore to metal frame.
In the network – Skype’s new Stockholm offices› To the article
The protection of wings
In the beginning there was the wing chair. Today it is available in many materials and versions, and it certainly looks as though they are exponentially increasing: Sofas and armchairs with high backrests. A little hideaway from the cold and the noise of the outside world, which more and more people are beginning to appreciate.› To the article
Fredrik Mattson's Swedish Profundity
He plays piano in a jazz band, is a trained carpenter, and studied design in Stockholm: His friends like to call Fredrik Mattson the Chick Corea of Swedish design; although a mere 35 years old this Nordic talent, humorous yet serious has already received many prizes. Only recently Mattson received a Red Dot and some time ago the Golden Chair.› To the article