Using every precious grain
Wood is a precious natural resource, and we are committed to using every piece and little scrap to its fullest. Our furniture is crafted from solid wood into iconic design pieces. Residue wood is inevitable, but we are using everything leftover to its fullest. Larger pieces of residue wood are crafted into beautiful wooden pieces, such as cutting boards and other home accessories.
The scraps and sawdust that remain are repurposed in a district heating plant that provides heating to our own production facilities and to more than 400. local homes in our hometown of Gelsted, Danmark.
Challenging how we use our resources has sparked creative ideas which have allowed us to become more sustainable in our production, while passing on a sustainable legacy of craftmanship – one iconic piece at a time.
Cutting boards and other accesories are made from left-over materials from the furniture production.
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At Carl Hansen & Søn, we believe that iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials.
Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand our collection to represent influential new designers. Our goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
Since Knud Erik Hansen, Carl Hansen’s grandson, became the third-generation leader of the family-owned business in 2002, Carl Hansen & Søn has significantly expanded its international presence.
Along with working with the very best designers and the finest materials, Carl Hansen & Søn has a long-standing commitment to driving sustainable development.
When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. Where all furniture is manufactured with a great love for design and the history of the crafting process. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.