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Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen & Søn was established in 1908 by cabinetmaker Carl Hansen in his tiny workshop in Odense, Denmark.Read More

In the following years there was a period of industrialisation and technological developments that meant mass-produced goods began to give traditional craftsmanship major competition.

Understanding the potential of serial production, Carl Hansen took a major step in 1915 when he opened a larger factory in Aarup, investing in machinery and a skilled workforce which enabled him to produce a small series of the most popular pieces. This combination of hand craftsmanship and serial production soon became the hallmark of Carl Hansen & Søn.

The company’s passion for producing high-quality furniture is rooted in more than a century of craftsmanship traditions. To this day, Carl Hansen & Søn remains faithful to their design philosophy: producing sustainable furniture of enduring beauty which is reflected in all Carl Hansen chairs and furniture..

Most of the pieces Carl Hansen & Søn produce today were designed by leading Danish architects between the 1930’s and 1960’s, but the design, vision and craftsmanship behind every piece of furniture is still as relevant today as it was then. As well as producing a large number of chairs, Carl Hansen & Søn also produces fantastic ranges of other furniture such as tables – with the Carl Hansen CH002 being an extremely popular product among fans of this design house.

Carl Hansen & Søn is the largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. One of his most famous pieces is “The Carl Hansen Wishbone Chair” CH24 designed in 1949 as part of a series of designs inspired by Chinese Emperor’s thrones and has been manufactured by them since 1950. Recently, this chair was given a new lease of life; released in a variety of new brightly coloured lacquers; the Blue Series, Energy Series and Citrus Series. Some of his other most popular designs include the stackable “Carl Hansen Elbow Chair” CH20, the three-legged “Shell Chair” CH07 and the classic CH25 easy chair with its seat and back in paper cord. As well as wooden chairs he also designed a comprehensive range of dining tables and upholstered furniture including the CH445; a sculpted and exceptionally comfortable chair that is one of Wegner’s most celebrated works. It is also know as the “Wingchair”.

The company continually develops its portfolio by gathering iconic furniture classics. The MG501 Cuba chair by Morten Gøttler is a light and flexible folding chair that fits well in any room. It can easily fold up for storage, and the woven seat and back provide excellent support and comfort. Ole Wanscher drew his inspiration from Ancient Egypt and Thebes when designing OW2000 The Egyptian Folding Stool. Being one of the world’s first ‘build-it-yourself’ pieces of furniture, the Safari Chair designed by Kaare Klintof is all about functionality. It can easily be assembled and disassembled without tools, making it ideal for being on the move. The Safari chair´s obvious companion is the matching Safari stool made after the same simple “knock down” principle.

In 2013, Architect Tadao Ando, designed Dream Chair as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. The chair is made of three-dimensional plywood and with this material, he and the cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Søn pushed the size and curvature of the plywood sheet to its limits in order to achieve the necessary characteristics of a chair, attaining a result beyond what was thought to be possible. All of these pieces are characterized by high-quality and sustainable craftsmanship.

To this day, the highly skilled craftsmen and women work with immense pride and dedication to their work and it is this passion that helps them maintain the same high quality in every piece of furniture that leaves the factory. They say that all Carl Hansen chairs and other furniture pieces are unique and come with their own story.

Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen & Søn was established in 1908 by cabinetmaker Carl Hansen in his tiny workshop in Odense, Denmark.Read More

In the following years there was a period of industrialisation and technological developments that meant mass-produced goods began to give traditional craftsmanship major competition.

Understanding the potential of serial production, Carl Hansen took a major step in 1915 when he opened a larger factory in Aarup, investing in machinery and a skilled workforce which enabled him to produce a small series of the most popular pieces. This combination of hand craftsmanship and serial production soon became the hallmark of Carl Hansen & Søn.

The company’s passion for producing high-quality furniture is rooted in more than a century of craftsmanship traditions. To this day, Carl Hansen & Søn remains faithful to their design philosophy: producing sustainable furniture of enduring beauty which is reflected in all Carl Hansen chairs and furniture..

Most of the pieces Carl Hansen & Søn produce today were designed by leading Danish architects between the 1930’s and 1960’s, but the design, vision and craftsmanship behind every piece of furniture is still as relevant today as it was then. As well as producing a large number of chairs, Carl Hansen & Søn also produces fantastic ranges of other furniture such as tables – with the Carl Hansen CH002 being an extremely popular product among fans of this design house.

Carl Hansen & Søn is the largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. One of his most famous pieces is “The Carl Hansen Wishbone Chair” CH24 designed in 1949 as part of a series of designs inspired by Chinese Emperor’s thrones and has been manufactured by them since 1950. Recently, this chair was given a new lease of life; released in a variety of new brightly coloured lacquers; the Blue Series, Energy Series and Citrus Series. Some of his other most popular designs include the stackable “Carl Hansen Elbow Chair” CH20, the three-legged “Shell Chair” CH07 and the classic CH25 easy chair with its seat and back in paper cord. As well as wooden chairs he also designed a comprehensive range of dining tables and upholstered furniture including the CH445; a sculpted and exceptionally comfortable chair that is one of Wegner’s most celebrated works. It is also know as the “Wingchair”.

The company continually develops its portfolio by gathering iconic furniture classics. The MG501 Cuba chair by Morten Gøttler is a light and flexible folding chair that fits well in any room. It can easily fold up for storage, and the woven seat and back provide excellent support and comfort. Ole Wanscher drew his inspiration from Ancient Egypt and Thebes when designing OW2000 The Egyptian Folding Stool. Being one of the world’s first ‘build-it-yourself’ pieces of furniture, the Safari Chair designed by Kaare Klintof is all about functionality. It can easily be assembled and disassembled without tools, making it ideal for being on the move. The Safari chair´s obvious companion is the matching Safari stool made after the same simple “knock down” principle.

In 2013, Architect Tadao Ando, designed Dream Chair as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. The chair is made of three-dimensional plywood and with this material, he and the cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Søn pushed the size and curvature of the plywood sheet to its limits in order to achieve the necessary characteristics of a chair, attaining a result beyond what was thought to be possible. All of these pieces are characterized by high-quality and sustainable craftsmanship.

To this day, the highly skilled craftsmen and women work with immense pride and dedication to their work and it is this passion that helps them maintain the same high quality in every piece of furniture that leaves the factory. They say that all Carl Hansen chairs and other furniture pieces are unique and come with their own story.

 
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