Hans Sandgren Jakobsen was a trained cabinet-maker before he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - the School of Design, where he graduated in 1990. After spending a year in Japan, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen worked in Nanna Ditzel's drawing office from 1990-1997, where he learned an approach of material curiosity limit seeking.
His 1998 Gallery Stool skyrocketed his career and already by the year 2000 - ten years after graduating- he received the Danish Furniture Prize. Today Sandgren Jakobsen works with design companies in Denmark and Japan.
The Gallery stool was a major design breakthrough when it was launched in 1998. With striking simplicity, the properties of moulded plywood are pushed to the maximum limit to form a sculptural seating object.