Swedish furniture company Blå Station has launched an armchair by Stone Designs that has an extra compartment to keep any space free of clutter.
The idea for the chair came about when Stone Designs founders Eva Prego and Cutu Mazuelos stayed at a busy ski resort. With people’s goggles, helmets and backpacks piled up on tables and in the lobby, the pair – who set the studio up in Madrid in 1995 – decided to create furniture that could reclaim the space.
Pocket’s scoop-shaped shell sits on four steel legs. It has enough room for both an upholstered seat and, beneath that, a built-in shelf for sitters to store their bags, coats or laptops. Its high back encompasses the sitter, offering some extra privacy from their surroundings. The Pocket chair comes in fabric or leather editions, and in a range of colors including bright orange, pink, blue and green.
This is a genius piece that helps to solve the problem of storage in a stylish way incorporating a storage space into the design. The chair is intended mostly for public spaces but you can also use it at home to keep it free of clutter.