Fritz Hansen

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Design classics made from > 1872 - now  
Furniture focus > Early on in the 20th century Christian E. Hansen sets out with experimenting to steam bend beach wood. In the years that follow he refines the steam bending technique and evolves it into being a pioneer in furniture made from steam bended wood laminates. The company gradually transforms into a furniture giant with several succesfull designs using steam bended laminates. This evolution fits with the Scandinavian furniture fashion at the time allowing designers to use the purer lines and lighter designs the laminates allow for.
Main designers > Klaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen (leading in the 50s) and Poul Kjaerholm
Classics! > Church chair (1936, Klaare Klint), China Chair (1944, Hans J. Wegner), Ant chair (Arne Jacobsen), Tremmesofa (1945, Børge Mogensen), The Egg chair, the Swan and the Drop (late 50s design by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal hotel in Copenhagen), Serie 7 chair also referred to as the ‘butterfly chair’ (1955, Arne Jacobsen) and the PK22 chair (1956, Poul Kjaerholm)

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