Hans J. Wegner first used paper cord on his designs back in
1949. He chose this material because it is incredibly durable and
also as natural as the wood it was to be weaved around.
The paper cord we use comes from sustainable Swedish forests.
The paper cord is treated with a light wax coating prior to weaving
in order to make it more resistant to discoloration and grease. All
paper cord is completely biodegradable or can be incinerated.
We use three different colors: natural, black and white. The
natural color is made from pure, unbleached paper from Swedish
forests, and the black is dyed prior to weaving. The white color is
bleached natural paper cord. We do not use recycled materials in
paper cord, since the color variations from recycled paper are too
Soap and oil
For our soap treated wooden furniture we use 100% natural soap
based on pure vegetable oils.
For our oil treated wooden furniture we use oils that are based
on plant oils. These materials do not emit gases of any kind after
they are applied.
All wood treated with soap or oil is completely biodegradable or
can be incinerated.
The metal you see most often on Carl Hansen & Son furniture
and in all of our Hans J. Wegner collection is brushed stainless
We have chosen to work with brushed stainless steel because:
- It is incredibly tough towards nicks and scratches - as well as
finger prints and smudges
- It is completely resistant to rust - even after many years
- It looks beautiful and has a smooth surface.
Brushed aluminum is used on Strand+Hvass Straight tables. Screws
and other fittings are made of steel.
Carl Hansen & Son only use foam made of polyurethane, which
is produced without the use of Freon. Since our furniture is often
used in contract projects, strict fire codes must be fulfilled.
Consequently, natural upholstery materials such as cotton or kapok
are less suited.
All of our polyurethane foam materials are treated with
fire-retardant compounds in order to meet Californian bulletin 117
and British standard BS5852 crib 5, together with other industry
norms, e.g., EN1021-1 (cigarette test) EN 1021-2 (match test) and
BS 7176 (fire test, non-domestic upholstery).
Synthetic materials such as foams can be handled without any
special precautions. They emit an insignificant level of gases
which gives of only a faint smell that vanishes after a short
period of use.
If you wish to dispose of the material, we recommend you to
incineration at high temperatures as foams are not
Glue, lacquer and paint
All glues, lacquers and paints adhere to formaldehyde norm E1
which means it emits less than 0.15 mg/ m3 air. These materials do
not emit gases once hardened which takes place at our factory, in
correctly ventilated facilities.
All wood using our glues, lacquers and paints can be incinerated
Click on the linkt below to get an overview of the
various colors we offer on selected products:
- WOOD COLORS
We recommend you to visit your local dealer to experience the
various colors on wood.