Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard met at Central St Martin’s in 1995, where Stallard specialised in ceramics and Fredrikson in product design, having studied architecture in Copenhagen. Their collaboration began almost at once and they produced their seminal Log Table, in 2001, acquired in 2009 by the Victoria and Albert Museum for their permanent collection.
Fredrikson Stallard launched their practice in 2005, and joined David Gill Gallery in 2006; that same year, their shocking-pink Bergere armchairs, made from rubber and highly polished steel, were exhibited at the Design Museum.
Since then, their work has been acquired by the French National Art Collection, MoMA San Fransicso, the Kvadrat Collection, Copenhagen, and twice by the Victoria and Albert Museum; and been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Belvedere Museum, Vienna.
Their work has been featured in numerous books and publications including the International Design Yearbook, The Furniture Machine by Gareth Williams, and 21st Century Design by Marcus Fairs. Awards include the Red Dot Design Award and The Arts Foundation Furniture Design Fellowship, a competition held only every 10 years. Fredrikson Stallard’s work was voted into the top ten designs of the last decade by The Financial Times, and in the top 3 most collectible designs by HSBC Private Bank.