Gallery

By Hans Sandgren Jakobsen , 1998

The Gallery stool was a major design breakthrough when it was launched in 1998. With striking simplicity, the properties of moulded plywood are pushed to the maximum limit to form a sculptural seating object.

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Gallery
Gallery - Model 1610
Stool  
W: 52 cm
D: 36 cm
H: 48 cm
Wt: 4 kg
Cbm: 0.12 cbm
Sh: 42,5 cm

About The Collection


Fredericia introduces Complements – A new line of material-driven pieces conceived as collector’s items to complement our portfolio.

Complements is a new collection of designs that join our main collection of furniture. A line of collectibles rooted in our passion for materiality comprised of functional pieces with aesthetic qualities that are equally appealing as decorative elements. From objects and small functional furniture to hidden gems from our archives with a renewed relevance.

With Complements, we expand on our expertise with materiality to encompass a range of accessories and furnishings that - together with our line of furniture - create a look and feel for an entire interior or concept.

Drawing on our legacy of working with wood and leather, we’ve explored other materials with textures, colours and compositions that bring an extra dimension to the atmosphere. The result is a celebration of materiality in well-considered concepts that are refined, authentic, inviting and crafted to last.

We’re always open to designers, where we feel a strong connection with their work and a mutual mindset. For Complements, we’ve engaged with the next wave of new talent in Denmark and abroad. Both new and established names, who share our affinity for honest materials and purposeful design.

Complements remains true to our design heritage at Fredericia while staying in tune with the world at large. Each piece is distinctive, yet they all reflect our pioneering spirit to create essentials with presence and permanence.

Collectibles to cherish now – and for generations to come.

Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

Designer

"GOOD FURNITURE WILL DRAW YOU IN - APPEALING FIRST TO THE EYE, THEN TO THE SOUL. THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE WITH MY DESIGN."

Sandgren Jakobsen’s design breakthrough happened in 1998 with his masterpiece, the highly awarded Gallery stool, developed in collaboration with Fredericia. By pushing the properties of molded plywood to the maximum limit, a sculptural and functional construction emerged.

Hans Sandgren Jakobsen was a trained cabinet-maker before he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - the School of Design, where he graduated in 1990. After spending a year in Japan, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen worked in Nanna Ditzel's drawing office from 1990-1997, where he learned an approach of material curiosity limit seeking.

His 1998 Gallery Stool skyrocketed his career and already by the year 2000 - ten years after graduating- he received the Danish Furniture Prize. Today Sandgren Jakobsen works with design companies in Denmark and Japan.

With his love of brightness and simplicity, Sandgren Jakobsen firmly belongs to the Danish Scandinavian design tradition. However, like many other Danish furniture designers, Sandgren Jakobsen is also fascinated by the American Shakers and their furniture:

“Their work ethic is to make things as well as possible irrespective of budgetary constraints. I would like to be able to say that once: that I always did the best I could.”

Sandgren Jakobsen is the recipient of the 2009 Finn Juhl Architectural Prize , The2000 Furniture Prize , and the 1998 Three-Year Working Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation, along with several other grants and awards. For the Gallery stool, he received several international design awards, most notably the 2000 Good Design Award in Japan, The 1998 Forsnäs Prize, Sweden, and the 1998 Architectural Review Award for Product Excellence at Spectrum, UK.