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For Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, the sentence “less is more” has neither lost its truth nor its importance. A piece of furniture must be honed down to its most minimalist expression so the design clearly shines through. This does not in any way imply that functionality suffers as a result when Sandgren Jakobsen tests out new ideas from his workshop in the old ferry terminal at Grenå harbour. 

“I could never make a beautiful chair which was uncomfortable. Conversely, I often experience how great functionality brings out the beauty in the design,” he says. 

Sandgren Jakobsen’s journey from graduate to renowned furniture designer has been less fraught with obstacles than many of his contemporaries. He achieved commercial success at a relatively young age and in 2000, this success culminated in him winning the ‘Møbelprisen’. 

With his love of brightness and simplicity, Sandgren Jakobsen firmly belongs to the Danish Scandinavian design tradition. However, like many other Danish furniture designers, Sandgren Jakobsen is also fascinated by the American Shakers and their furniture. 

“Their work ethic is to make things as well as possible irrespective of budgetary constraints. I would like to be able to say that once: that I always did the best I could.”

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