Blå Station launches mobile Morris Jr chair

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Blå Station launches mobile Morris Jr chair

Stockholm 2015: a trio of designers created this armchair for Swedish furniture brand Blå Station that can be wheeled around on small castors.

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

Blå Station's Morris Jr chair was designed as a flexible seat for public spaces by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand.

This design comprises a bent steel-tube frame on castors, an upholstered seat and a matching loose back rest.

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

Its frame, square cushions and wheels create a resemblance to the hospital porters chairs used by the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

However, the design is based on the 1960s Morris chair by Swedish designer Bo Lindekrantz and Blå Station founder Borge Lindau.

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

The Morris Jr came about as part of Blå Station's Experiment 2015 – a challenge to create three design classics for public environments. The Swedish design brand selected two designers – Borselius and Bernstrand – and asked them to pick a third designer to work with.

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

They chose Johan Lindau, Blå Station's managing director, designer and design manager. As part of the project, the trio also collaborated to create a skinny chair and customisable furniture.

Lindau led the design of the Morris Jr chair. "I wanted to work with mobility as a natural interplay with the user," he said.

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

"I'm one of those people who wants to tidy up and make things look nice when I enter an attractive public space, which the users have furnished according to their particular needs and functions," Lindau continued. "With wheels on the armchair, the furniture becomes both usable and easy to move without injury."

Morris Jr chair by Johan Lindau, Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand for Blå Station

Morris Jr is also available without castors and was launched at this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair, which took place earlier this month.