Thomas Pedersen graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark in 2002 and set up SPARK design studio later the same year. Pedersen’s designs embody Danish Modern characteristics, with a clear emphasis on simplicity. He combines classic organic lines with innovative ideas and details. Much of his fascination for furniture design derives from the fact that it is possible to build full-scale models of the concepts he has in his head. He is firmly convinced that it is only by doing this that it is possible to test the qualities of his products with his own body, to assess their durability and thus make certain that the results live up to expectations. Among Pedersen’s role models in this context are Charles and Ray Eames, whose furniture design work was always dedicated to ergonomically and comfortably accommodating the human body. Over the years Thomas Pedersen has won a number of awards for his designs. He is best known for his Stingray chair, which he designed as his graduation project in Aarhus.