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Thomas Bo Kastholm

Intriguing material combinations

Thomas Bo Kastholm set out to create new design concepts that would unite diverse materials into compelling compositions with clear purpose.

Born into a family that lives for furniture design, Thomas Bo Kastholm (b. 1963) followed in the footsteps of his father, designer Jørgen Kastholm. He studied interior design at the Danish Design School, graduating in 1989. After completing his studies, Kastholm launched his own career, working for studios in Denmark and Germany.

Kastholm’s collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn began in 2009 with the design of the TK8 Daybed. For this piece, he started with materials he knows and loves best: steel and leather.

“I wanted to create a bench with simple, honest lines,” Kastholm explained. “The materials should speak for themselves and this happens best when the design is straightforward and clear.”

The TK8 Daybed, with its close ties to the core principles of classic, modern Danish design, achieved the simplicity and clarity Kastholm strived for and became an instant success.

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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. 


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