Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen, is a Danish furniture design company. Designers who have worked for Fritz Hansen include Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), Poul Kjærholm (1929–1980), Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) and Piet Hein (1905–1996). Fritz Hansen also collaborates with contemporary furniture architects including Hiromichi Konno, Cecilie Manz, and Kasper Salto.[1]

Republic of Fritz Hansen.
TypePrivately held
IndustryFurniture
Founded1872
FounderFritz Hansen
HeadquartersAllerødvej 8, 3450 Allerød, Denmark
Number of locations
Worldwide showrooms
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsLuxury furniture
Websitewww.fritzhansen.com

HistoryEdit

Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872, when Fritz Hansen, a Danish carpenter, founded his own furniture company and in 1915 introduced his first chair in steam bent wood. In 1934, Fritz Hansen began his collaboration with Arne Jacobsen resulting in some of the famous, classic icons of Danish Design including the 'Ant' (1952), the 'Series 7' (1955), the 'Grand Prix' (1957) the 'Swan' (1958), and the 'Egg' (1958).[2] Other famous collaborations have resulted in Piet Hein's super-elliptical table from 1968 and in 1982 Fritz Hansen acquired the rights to a major part of Poul Kjærholm's furniture collection.[3] Since the 1980s continuing into the new millennium, Fritz Hansen has added new designs to the collection including the Essay table by Cecilie Manz, T-NO1 by Todd Bracher, RIN chair by Hiromichi Konno, Plano tables by Pelikan Design and the Ice series by Kasper Salto.[4]

Design IconsEdit

DesignersEdit

Fritz Hansen manufactures the works of designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Cecilie Manz, Hiromichi Konno, Piero Lissoni, Morten Voss, Bruno Mathsson, Todd Bracher, Hans J. Wegner, Hans S. Jakobsen, Kasper Salto, Pelikan Design, Jehs+Laub and Piet Hein.

StyleEdit

Products made by Fritz Hansen usually display characteristic Scandinavian designs where functionality predominates esthetics. Hence, Fritz Hansen's creations mainly show minimalistic designs, with refined lines and recurring use of wood.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danish Way of Living - FRITZ HANSEN". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  2. ^ The Independent
  3. ^ "Danish Way of Living - FRITZ HANSEN". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  4. ^ "Stefano Tagliacarne Develops the Interior Design of Fritz Hansen Showroom in Milan".

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