When Thomas Pedersen was about to complete his graduation project from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2002 he stumbled across a problem: the school has an excellent wood workshop but no facilities for working in metal or glass fibre, facilities which Thomas Pedersen needed for his project.
“Together with another student who also worked in glass fibre, I completed my project out in the school car park. That caused a few problems because the fibre glass made a mess and the dust settled on the teachers’ cars,” Pedersen explains.
His tenacity was rewarded, however. His project culminated in the unusual Stingray rocking chair, which assured Pedersen his place among the most talked about design talents.