Key facts

Product:
Hippo O20
Family:
Hippo
Manufacturer:
Blå Station
Designer:
Mia Gammelgaard
Architonic ID:
1131123
Country:
Sweden
Launched:
2010
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Seating/seating system...-Restaurant chairs
Seating/seating systems-Canteen chairs
Gastronomy-Restaurant chairs
Gastronomy-Canteen chairs

Concept

Hippo chair in lacquered wood combines a traditional Swedish look with a generous portion of light-hearted modernity. Hippo is ideal as a café chair or in a restaurant. The shape evokes something of both the graceful poise of a ballerina and the strength and stability of a hippopotamus.

Hippo’s journey began when Mia Gammelgaard asked if we wanted to produce her contribution to the Danish Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, “White-Out”. “Of course!” we said and embarked on the project without a moment’s delay. We knew it had to be a wooden chair but, apart from that, nothing was yet decided. After many long hours of product development Hippo appeared in public for the first time on 29 October 2010 in Copenhagen.

Seat height 450
Overall height 750
Overall width 395
Seat depth 395
Overall depth 510
Weight, kg 4,2