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Furniture from Carl Hansen & Søn is designed and manufactured to last for generations. To ensure the greatest possible enjoyment from your furniture and the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly looked after. When solid wood furniture is correctly maintained and exposed to daylight, over the years the wood will acquire a beautiful patina. As wood is a living natural product, color variations and knots as well as lines in the finished furniture may occur.

Solid wood is a living material that is affected by daylight, temperature and humidity. The ideal relative humidity for solid wood tables is between 30% and 60%. 

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Durable and hard-wearing, oak’s natural strength is complemented by a strong grain pattern.

Our hardest wood type, beech boasts impressive strength and a pleasingly uniform appearance.

A highly sought-after wood with a luxurious chocolate-brown tone.

A staple in Scandinavian design, ash’s light-coloured wood feels eternally contemporary.

Highly resistant to weather and water damage, teak unites premium quality with a polished appearance.

Beloved for its beauty, mahogany’s dark brown tone deepens with age into a warm glow.

Learn more about other materials, maintenance & care and our production

Carl Hansen & Søn offers a variety of weaving materials for their furniture, each with its unique properties and aesthetics, ranging from the natural fibres of paper cord, cotton and rattan to the durable synthetic fibres of polypropylene.

Carl Hansen & Søn offers a comprehensive choice of textiles. The textiles, used for upholstery, come from leading Danish suppliers. The quality and properties are carefully chosen and are suitable for both private and public use. The textiles are tested according to standardized test methods as great importance is placed on durability, resilience and functionality.

Carl Hansen & Søn offers a range of premium leathers, each with its distinct properties and highly valued for its durability and beauty. It's essential to understand the unique features of each type before using them in furniture. Leather is a natural material, and its exceptional traits make it even more special.

Carl Hansen & Søn uses only water-based paint for our furniture, ensuring durability, minimal environmental impact and a great working climate. Our furniture is available in a wide range of colours, inspired by the natural world and crafted using the renowned NCS colour code system.

Find all relevant information about material descriptions and maintenance and care guides for Carl Hansen & Søn furniture.

Meet CEO Knud Erik Hansen and two of Carl Hansen & Søn’s apprentices, Amalie Liv Holm and Tobias Lykke Søby.

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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