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Carl Hansen & Søn

Denmark (1908)

Carl Hansen founded his company in 1908 on a strong belief: Outstand­ing crafts­man­ship and serial produc­tion could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furni­ture at a reason­able price. Today, the brand contin­ues to build on this idea, combin­ing tradi­tional wood­work­ing tech­niques with the latest tech­nol­ogy to produce furni­ture of lasting value.

A collab­o­ra­tion with design icon Hans J. Wegner led to the creation of many of the company’s signa­ture offer­ings, start­ing with the first four chairs that he designed in 1949. Among them was CH24, known as the Wish­bone chair, which became an inter­na­tional icon and remains widely spec­i­fied to this day.

Most of the furni­ture produced by Carl Hansen & Søn was created by leading Danish talents from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, but the design, vision, and crafts­man­ship behind every piece of furni­ture are still rele­vant today. Dedi­ca­tion to working with the best mate­ri­als and the best design­ers has and will always be funda­men­tal to Carl Hansen & Søn. The Danish brand is commit­ted to produc­ing furni­ture with a long life, made of wood harvested from sustain­ably managed forests and treated in a way that is as gentle as possi­ble for the envi­ron­ment. Carl Hansen & Søn’s skilled crafts­peo­ple ensure the unpar­al­leled quality of every piece of furni­ture that leaves the factory in Gelsted.

Carl Hansen & Søn has cemented its global pres­ence with flag­ship stores in New York, San Fran­cisco, Tokyo, Osaka, London, Milan, Stock­holm, and Oslo. Context Gallery has been a trusted partner with Carl Hansen & Søn for over a decade. 

Designs by Carl Hansen & Søn (25)