Carl Hansen & Søn

Carl Hansen & Søn is a traditional Danish family business specialising in classic wooden furniture. Founded in 1908, the company is particularly known for its long-standing collaboration with Hans J. Wegner, the designer of the iconic Wishbone chair. Other legendary 20th-century designers like Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint have also worked with Carl Hansen & Søn. In addition to preserving Danish design classics, the company also collaborates with promising new designers.

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Carl Hansen & Søn – Danish design history since 1908

The story of Carl Hansen & Søn dates back to 1908 when Danish cabinetmaker Carl Hansen founded his own workshop in Odense, on the island of Funen. Over the decades, the company has grown from a small carpentry workshop into an internationally renowned manufacturer of designer furniture. From the very beginning, Carl Hansen & Søn has focused on respecting high-quality Danish woodworking and collaborating with skilled designers.

World-renowned designers

Carl Hansen & Søn has collaborated with many renowned Danish designers, including Hans J. Wegner, Nanna Ditzel and Børge Mogensen. These designers have left a lasting mark on the brand's identity and design. Contemporary designers, such as Ilse Crawford and EOOS, have also been invited to create new classics.

Carl Hansen & Søn is particularly known for its classic furniture, such as the chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner. Wegner's Wishbone chair is one of the most famous chairs in the world and perfectly represents the brand's philosophy: combining aesthetics, comfort and durability. Other significant products include the Huntsman chair by Børge Mogensen and the Colonial series by Ole Wanscher, both of which have achieved iconic status in modern design.

Values and production

The philosophy of Carl Hansen & Søn is based on three core principles: quality, sustainability and timelessness. Still operating as a family business, the brand has retained its roots in Denmark, where many of its most famous products are still made.

The products are made from carefully selected materials, and every detail is finished by hand. The company also emphasises environmentally sustainable production, evident in its use of certified wood.

Why choose Carl Hansen & Søn?

  1. Timeless design: Carl Hansen & Søn is one of Denmark's oldest and most respected furniture manufacturers.
  2. High-quality craftsmanship: Every piece of furniture is made from carefully selected materials and finished by hand. Many products are still made in Denmark today.
  3. Sustainability: The products are made using certified wood and are designed to be easy to maintain and repair.
  4. History and heritage: Over 100 years of experience and renowned designers guarantee quality.
  5. Versatility: A wide range of products suitable for both homes and public spaces.

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