Combining unusual innovations in material and construction with references to historical designs, Pedersen is both unconventional, yet rooted in tradition. Pedersen’s award-winning designs always have a functional starting point from which his more elaborate organic shapes emerge.
Thomas Pedersen believes that furniture should first and foremost be designed in relation to the human body. In this belief, he is drawn to the ergonomic freedom of water and the sea, and he very often arrives at a visual expression resembling the plenty of water surrounding him in his hometown of Aarhus, Denmark.
Fredericia’s collaboration with Pedersen began at the Copenhagen Furniture Fair in 2002. Pedersen presented Stingray, his graduation project from Aarhus School of Architecture, and we were very enthusiastic about the unorthodox quality of his eye-catching design.
In 2008, Fredericia presented a wooden version of Stingray, utilising the world’s largest 3D-veneer press. This remarkable technological achievement earned Thomas Pedersen and Fredericia the highly acclaimed 2008/2009 Danish Design Prize. Since then the Stingray, as well as his Icicle tables, have been established as new design classics in Denmark and around the world.