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JG Folding Stool


The JG Folding Stool is one of Jørgen Gammelgaard’s most recognized pieces. Appreciated for its unique visual expression, cleverly conceived folding mechanism, high quality craftsmanship and multi-functional approach.

Intrinsic to the JG Folding Stool is the simplicity and economy of materials. Every line has a purpose and every detail is essential. It’s a masterpiece in engineering and a practical design that’s appealing from any angle – even folded flat.

Launched in 1970, the JG Folding Stool earned designer Jorgen Gammelgaard the prestigious Danish Furniture Prize the following year. Since then, the JG Folding Stool has achieved iconic status. The sleek, stainless steel legs expand to create a frame comprised of diagonal lines supporting a simple seat in Aniline leather or canvas. When in a folding position, all the elements easily collapse together.

As a design typology, folding stools are part of a Danish design tradition spearheaded by Kaare Klint, an influential architect, furniture designer and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Kaare Klint inspired designers, such as Jørgen Gammelgaard and Borge Mogensen, to take an analytical approach to material properties and proportions so as to adapt simple, functionalist designs to modern-day needs.

23.62"W x 18.11"D x 15.75"H

Base in stainless steel with seat in leather or canvas.

Leather seat has canvas backing.

No glides available.

Items marked quickstep are in stock and lead times are typically 1-3 weeks. Otherwise, please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.


Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938-1991) was a Danish cabinetmaker, industrial designer, and professor renowned for refined minimalism. He was fascinated by new production methods and was acclaimed for designing furniture distinguished by its simple yet sophisticated design, crafted from natural materials and stainless steel.


Fredericia is a family-owned and B Corp-certified design company established in 1911. We are co-founders of Danish Modern Design and are deeply committed to transparency, authentic materials, and human empathy.

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