Fredrikson Stallard's Sofa Has The Shape Of A Rock
Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began their collaboration in 1995 and have since become internationally recognised as leading exponents of British avant-garde design. They are well known for their ability to translate their creativity into simple yet emotionally engaging furniture and product design. Fredrikson Stallard's products, furniture and interiors balance on the ridge between the traditions of the past and the dreams of the future, with a healthy disregard for the conventions of both. The juxtaposition and fusion of elements from both sides give us glimpses of another, barely tangible reality: a reality where all things are deeper, darker and altogether more fantastic. Their cutting edge, conceptually rigorous work has been regularly discussed and praised in the design press and is sought after by discerning collectors and furniture producers.
Their work has been acquired twice by the Victoria and Abert Museum in London, the French National Art Collection, and shown at the Design Museum in London, MOMA and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Their clients include some of the leading names in contemporary design including Swarovski, Chanel, Veuve Clicquot, Comme des Garcons, Dunhill, Remy Martin, The London Design Festival, Bernhardt Design, David Gill Galleries, Contrasts Gallery, Tools Gallery, Mitterand & Cramer, The Savoy Hotel, Soho & Tribeca Grand, Tarkett and Iittala.
Fredrikson Stallard has exhibited widely including in London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Basel and Miami. Their work is given extensive coverage by press and print, featuring in books and publications such as; The International design Yearbook, The Furniture Machine by Gareth Williams, Collecting Design in a Contemporary Market by Libby Sellers, 21st Century design by Marcus Fairs, The New York Times, Art & Auction, The London Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Wallpaper*, Art Review, Blueprint, ID and many others.
Fredrikson Stallard has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious design awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and The Arts Foundation Furniture Design Fellowship, a competition held only every 10 years. The work of Fredrikson Stallard was also voted one of the top ten designs of the last decade by The Financial Times, and the top 3 most collectible designs by HSBC Private Bank.