Carl Hansen at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 present the new products coming to their collection soon and available to order mid-2018. They are being presented for the first time at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 and we’re very excited to share them with you.
First off, we’d like to show you the Hunting Dining Table which features chrome (or brass!) supports and rounded edges of the top as well as of the legs. The table was designed for Carl Hansen & Son by Børge Mogensen.
The designer of the Hunting Table is one of the most influential Danish designers of the Golden Age of Danish Design. He was a student of the famous Kaare Klint and during his studies he took on board on the importance of functionalism in design.
One of the many examples of Mogensen’s practical approach to design is this Hunting Table designed in 1950: it is a design that exemplifies Mogensen’s era while remaining relevant and contemporary today. It was originally designed for a masculine environment such as a hunting cabin. Børge Mogensen’s Hunting Table radiates an inviting, organic elegance. It will be available in oak, walnut, and a combination of both, with various finishes. The support bars come in either stainless steel or brass.
The PK1 Chair which was launched last year has gotten a makeover with the new seat finish available – made out of wicker. It was originally designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1955 and was his very first chair design! He really liked how hand-woven baskets are made and this translated into the design of the seat of PK1. Finally, with the current manufacturing possibilities Carl Hansen & Son have launched the PK1 Chair with the wicker seat that Kjærholm had in mind from the beginning.
This dining chair was the first in the whole of Carl Hansen collection not to feature wooden elements and due to its lightness, grace and comfort it has become a quick success. Already the PK1 Chair is available with flag halyard seat, a material which is suitable for outdoor use as well with stainless steel frame.
The new version of the PK1 Chair is made of stainless steel and natural wicker. The wicker comes from the stem of the climbing palm – a tree which can grow up to 160m high!
In 1930, Kaare Klimt has designed a sofa especially for Thorvald Stauning – the Danish Prime Minister at the time. After nearly 90 years, Carl Hansen & Son are making this beautiful sofa available to everyone.
The Prime Minister Sofa, as it will be called in the collection, features high sides and a a characteristic base with wooden crossbars. It is definitely the piece to remember Kaare Klint by.
The original design was for a 3-seater sofa but Carl Hansen & Son are expanding the family to also include a 2-seater version for more compact spaces. The materials chosen for the sofa are exquisite – the finest woods and leather selection. The tight upholstery and the sculptural frame demand exacting craftsmanship, which, in true Klint spirit, is detailed and uncompromising. It will be available with base in oak, walnut, or black-painted oak and with upholstery in leather or goat skin.
Another beautiful and multi-functional addition to the collection will be Arne Jacobsen’s writing desk – the Society Table. The table was originally designed in 1952 and gifted to the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York.
Arne Jacobsen is well-known all around the world for his designs and his pieces such as the Series 7 Chair (produced by Fritz Hansen) or the Mayor Sofa (produced by &tradition). Now, Carl Hansen is introducing his visionary design for the Society Desk allowing design lovers around the world to have one in their home.
The desk will be available in various finishes and is made out of solid wood, veneer and steel. The table top comes covered in fine-structured leather. The side drawers and the table shelf combine wood and veneer as well as metal linking elements. Additionally, the table shelf features 2 compartments glass sides and fits up to A4 size. A further bonus of the desk is the integrated desk lamp in brushed stainless steel finish. All the elements were designed by Jacobsen, including the desk lamp which reminds us of his iconic AJ Lamp (produced by Louis Poulsen). The Society Table will be available from May 2018.
Also introduced at Stockholm is the family of seating called Preludia. This collection includes a wide variety of options such as chairs, bar stools, tables and bar tables. They all work well within private and public spaces.
Brad Ascalon and Carl Hansen & Son have worked together to create this expansive range of furniture. It was designed to meet the demands for functionality, quality, comfort as well as aesthetics. The collection will allow various finishes to be applied to the seats, bases and table tops, all of them ensuring the maximum comfort and style. The products will be contract-rated for use in public environments. The Preludia Series will be available May 2018.
What’s your favourite new product from Carl Hansen & Son?