Fredrik Paulsen plays Mikado -and it’s a serious affair

Swedish-Serbian designer Fredrik Paulsen recently presented his last series of furniture, titled “Mikado”, at the Torri gallery in Paris. Paulsen has deconstructed the function of a chair, reducing its form to a series of horizontal and vertical plane lines rising from the ground. 

The stained pine-wood armchairs, chairs and bench sometimes echoes famous ancestors, such as the Thonet armchair,  their rigid lines revealing of Paulsen’s fondness for contemporary architecture. 


Stockholm-based Fredrik Paulsen studied at the Royal College of Art in London and the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. The co-founder of Örnsbergsauktionen (created with fellow designer Simon Klenell to sell studio-produced pieces), a member of the design group Last Edition and a visiting tutor at Beckmans College of Design, Paulsen describes his style as “a playful approach to ordinary everyday objects, experimenting with new creative processes.”

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