Past and future of Danish design
"Timeless beauty, comfort, craftsmanship and sustainability are so deeply rooted in all of our furniture that only sight and touch are needed to understand and fall in love with it," says Knud Erik Hansen, CEO and owner of Carl Hansen & Søn, a company that for over a century has skilfully combined simplicity, aesthetics, functionality, materials of the highest quality and excellent craftsmanship, creating a modern design, an icon of style and avant-garde in the world. You can find the collections in mobilnovo showrooms, Carl Hansen & Søn official dealer.
Carl Hansen & Søn has a dual soul: on one hand it reproduces the most important works of the famous Danish mid-century masters - Hans J. Wegner, Ole Wanscher, Frits Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch and Poul Kjærholm - while maintaining a strong link with the past and tradition; on the other hand, it constantly expands its collections by collaborating with contemporary designers, faithful to the fundamental principles of Danish modernity: simplicity, functionality and craftsmanship.
What unites all the designers who collaborate with the brand is respect for thoughtful design and the strong link with the connection of their predecessors, which inspire them to create objects capable of becoming new style and furniture icons. This is how “the great classics of tomorrow” were born, the most innovative and modern Danish creations, conceived by Thomas Bo Kastholm, the multidisciplinary artist Naja Utzon Popov and the designer Anker Bak.
Thanks to recent international collaborations with the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the trio of Austrian designers EOOS, the company has enriched its collection with works that combine tradition and innovation, sustainability and performance, pushing technology and its potential beyond the limits. This ability to create new design concepts inspired by the best principles of the past is the authentic hallmark of the Danish brand.
Aesthetics and functionality
The craftsmanship of the Danish company, already in the 50s, experienced international success thanks above all to its prolific production of chairs, considered sophisticated, beautiful and comfortable. The seats made for the brand by the famous designer Hans J. Wegner are particularly honored: at least a hundred models, including the limited edition CH24 Wishbone Chair, the famous CH07 Shell Chair and the beautiful CH33 T Dining Chair. With their bold lines, pure shapes and attention to details these chairs are considered the true icons of Scandinavian design.
The chairs are not the only focus of the company. Fixed and extendable tables, armchairs, lounge chairs and accessories for the living area: elegant, sophisticated, with clean lines and with an exclusive use of wood in perfect Nordic style. The collection dedicated to the 50s claims the pieces and the forefathers of the history of Danish design, produced by masters of the caliber of Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl and Børge Mogensen.
The wide selection of indoor furniture is completed with the proposal of outdoor furniture. Tables and seats in teak, expertly worked and treated to resist atmospheric agents, have ergonomic shapes that give charm, elegance but above all comfort to those who want to better enjoy outdoor spaces.
Carl Hansen & Søn rationalizes the use of wood and reuses the minimum waste it produces as fuel in a district heating plant that supplies heat to more than 400 local homes in Gelsted, Denmark.
Earth comes first
In addition to working with the best designers and the best materials, Carl Hansen & Søn has a long-standing commitment to driving sustainable development. It constantly invests in the most modern and sophisticated equipment for energy, studies production solutions that guarantee the lowest environmental impact and thus creates furniture that becomes the symbol of beauty and respect for the planet, as well as for the people who inhabit it.
In its factories, the company guarantees healthy and safe working conditions for its craftsmen who use materials and processes from renewable sources: this is the only way to protect customers, team and environment.