Fritz Hansen furniture - design that conquers the world
Fritz Hansen furniture is traditionally created by great architects and designers and, of course, in their time are part of the leading architecture around the world. They are a natural facet of the image of international companies and the identity of modern urbanites. Founded in Denmark in 1872, the company has a long history of collaborating with leading international designers whose visionary concepts - and the spaces they helped transform - it brought to life.
The story that has led to this Fritz Hansen standing is as unique as the furniture that makes up that story. It begins with a visionary master carpenter from the provinces whose name today embodies a defining design philosophy. A philosophy that continues to inspire leading architects and designers around the world more than 140 years later. Fritz Hansen came to Copenhagen in 1872, founded his first cabinetmaker's shop, and by 1885 had made a name for himself with his own range of furniture.
Generational change and growing internationality
At the turn of the century, the founder handed over the reins to his son Christian E. Hansen, who was able to rapidly expand the company's reputation with prestigious commissions (including one for the Danish royal family). An order for Copenhagen City Hall led to the first collaboration with an architect.
After the company moved to industrial production of its furniture in the 20. century, it soon began to expand internationally with the entry of Christian Hansen's sons. Denmark's first steel furniture, for example, found recognition in New York, but not on the home market.
Fritz Hansen design classics from the pen of Arne Jacobsen and other greats of the design world
From the thirties, the now legendary Arne Jacobsen worked for Fritz Hansen. However, his star did not shine until 1952, when he realized the potential of the gluing techniques developed to perfection by the company founder's grandson Sören Hansen. In the beginning, is the "Ant" , a chair that remains the best-selling in the company's history. Later Jacobsen designed the egg armchair and the swan armchair for his own modernist masterpiece, the Royal Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. Both chairs are now international and timeless style icons. His Oxford chair epitomizes Fritz Hansen design and embodies originality, simplicity and lightness as well as sculptural qualities.
In collaboration with visionary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner, Fritz Hansen has left its mark on the Danish design tradition. Fritz Hansen was founded to reflect its international focus and openness to international designers and architects. The company is based on a design philosophy that has to be timeless and relevant in time, simple, original and sculptural.
Lightyears, a lighting company based in Denmark, became part of Fritz Hansen in 2015. Working closely with internationally recognized designers and architects, the manufacturer develops and manufactures high-quality, modern lighting that combines tradition and innovation, continuing a proud tradition of exquisite craftsmanship, quality and timeless design.
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