Fritz Hansen stands for design furniture from Denmark like no other name. It is not only the name familiar to the connoisseur. Every day in everyday life, we encounter individual models or leanings to the designs of this company.
Fritz Hansen – Danish design with timeless elegance
At the beginning there stood a single carpenter.
A single master carpenter laid the foundation. In 1872, the name of this world-famous brand opened its small workshop near the Amalienborg Palace near Copenhagen.
It did not take long and the small workshop became a large furniture manufactory. Thus, the company was forced to find a new location at the end of the nineteenth century and found this near Copenhagen.
Industrial production methods were introduced without losing sight of the quality and the usual high standard. Finally, it was decided to put on functional furniture and inspired the Bauhaus style, which still characterizes the product lines of Fritz Hansen.
The road to modernity
Steel tube constructions and steam-formed wooden furniture became a trademark of the company. The designs of the furniture manufacturer were unmistakable and at the same time immortal, however, only through their close collaboration with numerous world-famous designers. Names such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen were the names of the furniture that was created here.
The collaboration with Arne Jacobsen, which produced several unique, revolutionary and extraordinary product lines, was particularly productive and exciting. Furniture such as Series 7, armchairs with the unusual name "Egg" or the chairs "Swan" and "Ant" were the result of worldwide attention and are still distributed by the company. To this day, these originals look modern and appealing.
The facilities of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen were famous for the bran. This building and the interior furnishings were designed entirely by Arne Jacobsen. Unfortunately, little of this original work has been preserved, but the furniture designed by Jacobsen attracts attention in the present.
Today, sterile steel constructions are complemented by playful shapes and eye-catching colors, and the old designs are also experiencing a renaissance when they are adapted to the spirit of the times by new colors. Nevertheless, the furniture remains functional and never overcharged or even kitschy.
By combining tradition and the transfer into modernity, this company has created a future-oriented and timeless product line. Even today the Danish furniture manufacturer cooperates with respected designers and architects around the world to preserve the charm and uniqueness of its tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas and all the other furniture.
Styled furniture with worldwide recognition
Although the company has not been family-owned since 1979, it still retains its own character and the unique flair of the furniture. This makes the brand a stylicone today.
The company now occupies a special position among all the manufacturers and produces selected design furniture for demanding people. Instead of massive production, the emphasis is placed on individuality, which places the viewer in constant contact with this brand.
Numerous awards honor the work of the designers around the furniture workshop and individual exhibits can be found today in the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum Guggenheim in New York. Showrooms in Tokyo, London, Stockholm, Oslo, New York, Amsterdam and Milan carry the furniture from Denmark to the whole world, where this brand has secured its rightful place after more than 100 years of company history.
Fritz Hansen furniture shop
Here at the Fritz Hansen furniture Shop we can supply all Fritz Hansen furniture in any technically possible combination of surfaces, covers, etc. If a special version is not listed here, we would be glad to help you in a personal conversation!