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Nature’s finest material

At Carl Hansen & Søn, we believe that iconic design combines simplicity, aesthetics, and functionality. For over 115 years, we have specialized in providing outstanding furniture craftsmanship that brings visionary design concepts to life using the highest quality materials. Because our furniture is built to last a lifetime, it is vital that we select our wood from carefully vetted suppliers who share our values. Over time, we have cultivated long-standing relationships with these suppliers built upon mutual respect for natural materials and a deep commitment to quality. 

Since 2017, Carl Hansen & Søn has been a proud manufacturer of FSCTM-certified furniture. Up to 90% of the wood we use in our products is FSC-certified, and the remainder derives from non-certified sustainable forestry. We use nearly every bit of wood we source, and the remaining scraps are repurposed as fuel to provide warmth to our production area and more than 450 local homes. And, even once that piece of wood has become furniture, its positive impact continues: a substantial amount of carbon is stored in wooden products.

The Benefits of Wood on Well-being


Wood has always been a beloved building material: it’s abundant, easy to access, and environmentally friendly when sourced from responsibly managed forests. But its benefits to our well-being add even more value to its role in our lives. Unlike human-made materials like concrete and plastic, wood has been demonstrated to have a calming effect on people’s emotional and physiological states, causing a drop in blood pressure, lowering the pulse, and reducing negative thoughts and anxiety. Simply touching a wooden surface has a soothing impact, evoking primal feelings of safety with its tactility.

  • CH23 | Chair

    walnut, oil, natural paper cord

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  • CH22 | Lounge Chair

    FSC™-certified oak, soap, natural paper cord

  • VLA61 | Monarch Chair

    FSC™-certified mahogany, oil, Baru 0200

  • CH24 | Wishbone Chair

    FSC™-certified beech, soft paint, black, natural paper cord

  • BK11 | Lounge Chair

    FSC™-certified teak, untreated

Shaping Nature into Masterful Designs

Every piece from Carl Hansen & Søn tells a story that starts with its materials. There are many elements to consider when it comes to materials, from important practicalities like strength, durability, and tactility, to more abstract qualities like beauty and the emotional response the material evokes. Wood is our great passion. Along with the classic varieties such as oak, beech, and ash, we also incorporate walnut, mahogany, and teak into our production.

Wonders of wood sculptures

A series of abstract compositions made from leftover wood, crafted by sculptor Nicholas Shurey, interprets the character of a variety of wood species in use at Carl Hansen & Søn. Employing raw or processed oak, walnut, ash, beech, mahogany, and teak, these compositions all exhibit a love for natural materials and the careful processing and crafting of each furniture design by Carl Hansen & Søn.


Like the furniture in our production the wood was collected from local sawmills, while in-house artisans applied furniture treatments and finishes such as soap, oil, and waterbased paint to expose the distinctive qualities and character of each wood type.

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