Hans Sandgren Jakobsen was born in Denmark in 1963. After an apprenticeship to become a carpenter, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen studied at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen.
After his studies, he worked as an in-house designer for COBO Design in Japan and Nanna Ditzel's design studio in Copenhagen, before becoming a freelance designer in 1999 with his own design studio. Hans Sandgren Jakobsen works for companies such as Bondo Graversen, Art Andersen & Copenhagen and Fritz Hansen. His designs have already been honoured with design prizes such as the Good Design Award and the iF Award.
Creating a piece of furniture is often a long process. This is also true for Hans Sandgren Jakobsen. 2-4 years go by from the idea to the sold product. Time is an important factor that enables him to design, reflect, test and further develop and to have an ideal use of material.
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen reduces the design to a minimum throughout this process. According to the designer, the minimalist expression emphasises the design clearly and reaches international appeal. However, Sandgren Jakobsen finds it indispensable to keep the clear design closely associated with function and innovation. Sandgren would "never make a beautiful armchair that isn't comfortable to sit in" – he explains.
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