- 79 cm
- 75 cm
- 78 cm
- Seat height
- 44 cm
- Steel fittings for baskets and legs made of painted tubular steels and flattened expanded metal. Black painted steel, fine structure. Oiled oak legs. Seat / lumbar pillows made of polyester foam and down. Upholstery fabric or leather.
Introducing Honken Small and Honken X-Large. The Honken family started as a generously spacious armchair that also doubles as an intimate two-seater sofa, made of durable steel and expanded metal, and with turned legs of solid oak. Now in a smaller and in a bigger version! With the hope of creating a true classic, the designer Thomas Bernstrand has given Honken all the conditions for a very long life.
Konsthögskolan, Stockholm 2005-2006 | Konstfack, Crafts and Design, Stockholm 1994-1999 | Denmarks Designskole, Industrial design, Copenhagen 1996 | Inchbald School of Design, London 1988-1989
Thomas Bernstrand’s objects are not meant to be placed on a pedestal. They are meant to be used. Yet not in the customary manner: not as one usually uses furniture and lamps and flowerpots and coat hangers and notice boards and towel hangers and ladders and everything else he has designed. But more… intensively… You should be able to swing from Thomas’ things. Dance on them. Dismantle them. Cause they can take it. They are made to use.
Blå Station is a family business. We are located in what used to be a sewing factory in Åhus, on the southeast coast of Sweden where the ocean is just as restless as we are.
When we moved in during the spring of 1986, we placed a few furniture prototypes in one of the corners of the building. And in the beginnig, before our production was up and running, we filled empty echoing rooms with art exhibits and jazz concerts. It was fun and the place became our “Station” – which we thought was a very fitting name. Because at a station, there´s always something going on – a constant flow of change.
The second half of our name was given. Blå Station’s founder, furniture designer Börge Lindau, used the signature BLÅ on drawings – the B and the L being the initials of his first and last name and the Å representing Åhus where he had settled.