Much of Fredrikson Stallard's work is about fragmentation and finding resolution through destruction. There are many similarities between studying the beauty of the resulting forms when destroying an object, and the veneration of objects, or pieces of objects, of great antiquity that have been fragmented by time.
It has therefore always seemed logical for Fredrikson Stallard, when creating furniture from objects whose identity lies in fragmentation, to complete a piece by reflecting the way museums hold up these fragments of great history - the museum stand. Museum stands are bespoke objects designed to elevate a mere fragment to a level of cultural significance, to bring it under our greater scrutiny.
Each element, object and stand, have a disparate visual language, yet they rely on each other to become meaningful. In creating furniture, it is an essential prerequisite for Fredrikson Stallard that necessary elements, such as the legs of a dining table, are never simply something to be stuck on for the sake of functionality, but must exist as a completely integral part to the identity of the whole piece, setting equally high expectations for every element of the work.
Structure in drawn steel with polished gold finish
Top in concrete with wax finsihlate grey color
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Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard began their collaboration in 1995 and launched a joint practice in 2002. They have since become internationally recognised as leading exponents of British avant-garde design. Their cutting edge, conceptually rigorous work has been regularly discussed and praised in the design press and is sought after by discerning collectors. Their work has been acquired by the French National Art Collection and shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London, and their Pandora chandelier hangs in the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Fredrikson Stallard are also winners of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. They have worked with some of the leading names in contemporary design, including David Gill Galleries, Contrasts Gallery, Swarovski, Chanel, Veuve Clicquot, the London Design Festival, Tai Ping, Bernhardt Design and LIittala.