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Poppe Armrest

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Blå Station

Poppe is a neat, comfortable armchair whose exact sitting angles and thinnest possible shell create the narrowest possible armchair. An elegant, attractive character that encourages mobility. At home or in public spaces there isn't always space for a large armchair, but there should always be space for a Poppe.

In many of my products I focus on dimensions, ensuring high comfort without the piece being too large, This time, I wanted to see how far I could go with dimensions. How narrow can we make an upholstered armchair without losing function? The soft parts welcome the body and the substantial lumbar support ensures that the armchair provides the comfort we were seeking. It was important that the armchair should be a real armchair to sit in, not an art project or just a perch. The ambition was to find a form that would fit into many environments; which retained the airiness and space of the room.

Poppe is a neatly tailored slim armchair with forms which are adapted to the human body but also with its own unique expression. Poppe has been sculpted , millimeter by millimeter, and has become a well-tailored little fellow.

Experiment 2015 was a 100% open design process between designers Stefan Borselius, Thomas Bernstrand and Blå Station's MD Johan Lindau.
One brief - three products.
One process - three designers.

Stefan Borselius was main designer of Poppe, in collaboration with Thomas Bernstrand and Johan Lindau.