Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
  • Fredrik Kjellgren Praline Noir Stool
A balancing act between space and content, elegance and playfulness. Wellmade, unique features that radiate strength. Developed from an acclaimed degree project from the School of Design and Crafts (HDK) in the spring of 2006.

Fredrik Kjellgren (age 28) has degrees from Chalmers School of Architecture (00-05) and the School of Design and Crafts at Gothenburg University (03-06). Here he explains the background to the "Praline Noir" project:

"My grandmother loved beautiful objects. She devoured them with her senses. Roaming around her home, she let the objects tell their tales. There was everything in her home, from art to furniture - fancy cushions with glittering buttons, shimmering silk, plush that felt rough to the touch, handles draped with tassels that gently swung aside when you entered the room, mirrors, carpets, sculptures. Everything had a story, but not always a purpose. I have drawn inspiration from the time I spent as a child in her home, where the historical and cultural wealth of the furniture was greater than its functionality.

Those fancy cushions symbolise the historical, but not the practical, object from my background. They also prompt the simple question that has permeated the entire project: Can you sit on a fancy cushion? In a gluttony of nuances, patterns and grades from Fanny Aronsen's collection of fabrics, along with unique, soutache, metal and plastic vintage buttons, I have created a series of seats that offer more to the beholder and user than just a place to rest. The results are two seats. Praline Noir 6x3 and Praline Noir 5x5, made of small cushions with various types and kinds of buttons, where each unique part forms a variegated whole which is brought together by the wide but thin legs".

Frame: Plywood with moulded polyurethane foam padding.
Base: Steel, black powder-coated.
Covers: Black velvet with steel buttons or mixed black/grey fabrics with a medley of vintage buttons.

Design:
Fredrik Kjellgren

Manufacturer:
Materia