Born 1980. Lives and works in Stockholm.
MFA 2010, Royal College of Art, London.
The work of Fredrik Paulsen is based on an interest in urban manufacturing and often evolves from situation-specific contexts. His straightforward attitude toward furniture design shows in his pragmatic constructions and in his playful approach to typically mundane articles of hardware. Paulsen celebrates material and often shows off his love for off-the-shelf components; standard fittings and various flooring materials are used both for their functional and decorative qualities. This makes Paulsen’s furniture appear more like working prototypes than objects of mass production.