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Maximus armchair by Johan Ansander for Bla Station

Maximus easy chair by Johan Ansander for Blå Station

Dezeen Showroom: recent graduate Johan Ansander has designed Maximus, a lounge chair for Blå Station with the soft, bulbous forms of a cushioned seat but made entirely from wood.

The Maximus easy chair is carved from solid ash wood using CNC routers. Its seat, back and legs are made as separate pieces although their joins are hardly visible, giving the chair a continuous form.

Maximus armchair by Johan Ansander for Bla Station with natural wood finish
Maximus is an all-wood armchair available with a clear or coloured lacquer finish

Blå Station describes Maximus as a "playful departure" from rational furniture styles.

The brand approached Ansander after his graduation show at the Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, where he exhibited the chair as part of his master's degree project.

Maximus armchair by Johan Ansander for Bla Station in green and purple finishes
The chair's rounded forms are CNC machined

Ansander worked with a small sawmill just outside of Stockholm to realise the project, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technologies.

"I have been inspired by theories claiming that we in the future, must find alternatives to global mass production and instead locally manufacture our everyday objects," Ansander said.

Maximus is available with both clear and coloured lacquer finishes.

Product: Maximus
Designer: Johan Ansander
Brand: Blå Station
Contact: [email protected]

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