Adam Goodrum’s Big Talk seating first came to light during 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen in 2020 as part of the Febrik and Kvadrat exhibition, Knit!, before it landed in Blå Station’s hands and became Big Talk. Upon first sight, Big Talk brought to mind the happiest thoughts of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The correlation between the new addition to Blå Station’s family and the children’s book makes perfect sense, as both rely on geometry and a rainbow of colors that are sure to make you smile. The front of Big Talk’s backrest and the seat are the same color, whereas the rear of the backrest combines textile swatches using a color book format. This armchair looks just as good on its own as it does when placed back and forth to create a snakelike shape. Both the seat and backrest are shaped of molded foam, then covered in shades of velvet made by Febrik.
I’ve been inspired by textile swatches, like a fanning concentration of color. The upholstery forms a modular tête-à-tête sofa or Victorian-era ‘love seat’ collection where two or more seats can be joined together in an undulating arrangement. Two people can have a quiet conversation (in keeping with Victorian modesty) side-by-side while viewing the back of the other person’s seat and the spectrum of graduated colored bands.