After spotting Stove at an exhibition in New York last year, Blå Station partnered with designer Gabriel Tan to add it to their collection. With people downsizing and smaller homes becoming more of the norm, the same can be said for restaurants and bars also, Tan asked himself, “What is the smallest functional chair, that could still be comfortable to sit on?” Seeking an answer, he explored the Shaker movement and came up with a three-legged chair that was inspired by the Shaker stove.
Not only does Stove solve the size problem by being fairly compact, it can also be hung on a peg or a rail (which Tan also designed) until it’s needed again, thereby saving space.
While teaching a summer class in 2012, Studio Gorm’s John and Wonhee Arndt shared with Tan their trips to the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. That led to a visit and a workshop plan that would invite designers to the village where they would design new products inspired by the Shaker movement. That workshop turned into an exhibition during New York Design Week, which is where Blå Station discovered Tan’s Stove design.