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Investing in the future of craftsmanship

High quality furniture craftsmanship has always been dependent on the passion and dedication of skilled craftspeople. For centuries, the skills of master furniture makers have been developed, refined and passed on through apprenticeships.

Since 1908, countless apprentices have started their careers in the Carl Hansen & Søn workshop, learning from experienced master carpenters and joiners. Today, the role of apprentices continues to be an essential part of preserving traditional craftsmanship.

In our production, we rely on the unmatched skills of our craftspeople at every step of the process. Therefore, we believe that investing in the young apprentices of today is the best way to ensure the legacy of Danish furniture design and craftsmanship in the future.

In 2019, we introduced The Lab, a new mentor-guided program intended to supplement the time apprentices spend learning on the production floor. The Lab provides opportunities to learn at a slower, less production-focused pace, so that apprentices can ask questions, study specific skills and tools, and work together with their mentors and peers to develop collaborative and problem-solving skills. With our apprentice program, we believe that we are not only preserving design icons, we are also investing in the future of quality craftsmanship.

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Crafting modern design for over a century

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.

Danish designAuthentic experienceUp to 5 years warranty*

When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. 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.


*Indoor furniture 5 years warranty. Outdoor furniture 2 years warranty

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