A classic in new robes
by Anna Moldenhauer | 12/10/2017
Carl Hansen & Søn used the intense colors of gemstones as inspiration for the covers of the Shell Chair CH07.
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Carl Hansen & Son was established in 1908 by cabinetmaker Carl Hansen. Carl Hansen & Son’s passion for producing high-‐end designer furniture is rooted in more than a century of craftsmanship traditions. To this day the company remains faithful to their design philosophy, producing high-‐quality furniture of enduring beauty and sustainability.
In 1934 Carl Hansen, handed over the reins of Carl Hansen & Son, to his son Holger Hansen. This also announced a new era for the company, where focus shifted towards cooperation with some of the most talented designers in Denmark. In 1949 the company entered into a partnership with Hans J. Wegner, who in his first year designed four chairs among which, one of them was the world famous Wishbone Chair.
Carl Hansen & Son has managed to continually develop the company profile, by gathering famous Danish furniture classics, such as, The Wing Chair by Hans J. Wegner, The Safari Chair by Kaare Klint and The Folding Chair by Mogens Koch as well as The Colonial Chair by Ole Wanscher, under one roof. Carl Hansen & Son aims to assemble the best and most iconic design classics in their portfolio. Classics, that are all characterized by high‐quality and sustainable craftsmanship.
Today, Carl Hansen & Son is the largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner and also produces furniture by some of Denmark’s other great designers, like Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint and Ole Wanscher. Carl Hansen & Sons furniture is sold all over the world, with subsidiaries in Canada, Japan and China and showrooms in New York, Tokyo and Copenhagen.