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Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

Hippo and Potamus by Mia Gammelgaard for Blå Station

Stockholm 2011: designer Mia Gammelgaard of Copenhagen showed this wooden chair with leg warmers for Swedish firm Blå Station at Stockholm Furniture Fair last week.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

Alongside the Hippo chair Gammelgaard launched a matching three-legged table named Potamus.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

Blå Station ran a competition to design leg warmers for the chair, voted for by visitors to their stand at the fair.

Linnéa Regnlund's winning leg-warmer design is shown in the image above.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

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Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

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Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

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Hippo & Potamus

Design: Mia Gammelgaard 2O1O A new friend in wood. Rounded lines that are friendly and welcoming, Hippo, is a wooden chair that takes the distinctive lines of a traditional Swedish stick-back chair and adds a generous helping of light- hearted modernity.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

Hippo balances between the graceful poise of a ballerina and the strength and stability of a hippopotamus.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

It was first shown at the Danish Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, “White-Out” in Copenhagen on 29 October 2010.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

The table Potamus, is presented for the first time at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

The table is the perfect partner for Hippo chair and can be used in, for example, cafés or restaurant settings.

Hippo by Mia Gammelgaard for Bla Station

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