As offices change, furniture and spatial design must change with them. With this in mind, Blå Station has created the customizable and functional BOB Job sofa system.
February 25th, 2019
Angela Ferguson of Futurespace once remarked on the contemporary ‘death of the boardroom’, saying “The old Mad Men-style of client engagement – in a formal room with four walls and a door and some sort of presentation screen just doesn’t cut it anymore.” It was this changing nature of office design that led Blå Station to launch its BOB Job sofa system, available in Australia through P4.
In today’s office, meetings don’t need conference rooms, and the BOB Job system is the ideal solution for what is increasingly a casual and creative working environment in most offices. The sofa suite is launched as the ultimate in flexible seating-and-meeting solutions, offering users a changeable seating package that can be configured in every conceivable way. It can be further accessorised with tables, shelves, stationery and even plants, and its system of partitions can be configured to allow for any number of looks and layouts.
This flexibility offers offices a new level of control, putting the power in the hands of its users. It allows users to mould it to their unique needs – in every form and function, designed to respond to varying aesthetic requirements – because no one can deny the workplace’s continuous evolution towards a more softer and homey environment. Supplementary add-ons in oak, ash and stained variations, together with six different padded partitions, offer numerous combinations for creating privacy and a distinct spaces within the office.
Designers Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand are the masterminds behind this new Blå Station addition. Their working process is both fascinating and efficient – and leaves you in no doubt as to why BOB Job is such a tidy solution. “We work faster together when we can switch roles, taking turns at leaning back to take in the big picture, or immersing ourselves in the details,” they say.
Addressing the logistics and production handling of BOB Job they “cut and adjusted a volume in Styrofoam … until the height and depth was spot on. Then we rotated it until it fitted perfectly on a Euro pallet.” The final result is a compact volume for transport, with each module being easy to handle on site.
“Sit on the back of the sofa, or deep down in it; you will be sitting comfortably regardless,” says Stefan.
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