Carl Hansen & Son Holding A/S presents its financial statements for 2018, reporting growth for the ninth consecutive year. In 2018, global demand for the furniture manufacturer’s Danish design classics reached new heights and generated revenues of USD 96.4 million (DKK 628 million), the highest ever in the company’s 111-year history. Carl Hansen & Son is delivering strong results across all markets, with particularly impressive growth in North America and Europe (45.5% and 32%, respectively). Judging by the results for the past year, Carl Hansen & Son is well on its way to realizing the goal of USD 153 million (DKK 1 billion) revenue in 2022.
Experience The Oasis and it's Pockets of Serenity - The 2019 Salone del Mobile stand, curated by Sevil Peach. The Oasis offers tranquility, serenity and sanity, along with the chance to explore a series of installations and interventions that bring the values embodied in every piece of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture to life: meaningful design, uncompromising craftsmanship and respect for natural materials.
Carl Hansen & Son are extending the Embrace Series with an unconventional and sculptural furniture concept, comprising dining tables, lounge tables and a new dining chair. The Embrace Tables and Embrace Chair further extend the versatility of this striking furniture series, designed by Austrian design trio EOOS.
The year 1949 was an important one for Danish designer Børge Mogensen who, on the cusp of a new decade, demonstrated a new side to his talent. In creating a number of characterful and expressive pieces of furniture, he challenged both form and material. One of the most elegant examples is the sculptural Contour Chair, which is now being added to Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of design classics.
Throughout his career, Hans J. Wegner was on an almost anthropological journey in his quest for the perfect chair. His tireless optimisation of the most archetypal piece of furniture resulted in a treasure trove of considered chair designs. One result is the CH30 – an elegant dining chair designed by Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son in 1954. Having been out of production for a number of years, the chair is now being reintroduced – 65 years after it was originally designed.
Solid craftsmanship and meticulous attention to the fine details were of utmost importance to cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, who also showed great stylistic insight. Henningsen’s incredible ability to grasp the traditional expression of previous stylistic periods and reinterpret them in a new era is reflected in several of his designs – not least in the elegantly proportioned Coupé Sofa. Presented for the first time at the 1936 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition, the Coupé Sofa is now becoming part of Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of classic furniture pieces.
Carl Hansen & Son is reintroducing Børge Mogensen’s Huntsman Chair – to complement the Hunting Table, presented last year as part of Mogensen’s admission to the Danish furniture manufacturer’s extensive portfolio of legendary Danish designers. The rugged elegance of the Huntsman Chair, which helped to define Mogensen’s distinctive style, works in many contexts – even as an attractive lounge chair in its own right.
CCarl Hansen & Son, one of Scandinavia’s best-known brands and the company behind some of the most renowned designers of the Golden Age of Danish Design from Kaare Klint to Hans J. Wegner, is opening a new flagship store in Belgravia’s Pimlico Road, London – the go-to district for interior design, art, antiques and fine furniture.
With the presentation of the Hunting Table, designed by Børge Mogensen for an exhibition in 1950, Carl Hansen & Son embarks on yet another fascinating journey through the history of Danish design. The table is the first of several significant designs by the great Danish designer that Carl Hansen & Son will be adding to its extensive collection of Danish furniture classics.
Carl Hansen & Son is adding three stylish lamps designed by internationally renowned architects Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup to its extensive collection of modern classics. Originally created in the late 1960s, the Confetti, Pendant Lamp No 1, and Calot pendants feature clean, simple forms ideally suited to today’s interiors. Timeless in their designs, the pendants beautifully complement Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of some of the finest modern furniture.
Hans J. Wegner possessed a rare ability to unite aesthetics, function and comfort – a talent clearly evident in the sculptural furniture set the world-famous Danish architect and designer first introduced in 1952. The CH71 lounge chair and CH72 two-seater sofa, which have not been in production since the late 1970s, now join the Carl Hansen & Son collection.
Four years after opening its first flagship store in Japan in Tokyo, Carl Hansen & Son will open a new flagship in Osaka in June 2018, responding to rapidly growing demand in the region. Set in the heart of the fashionable Minami-Horie district, the new store will welcome visitors to the Carl Hansen & Son universe, presenting its extensive collection of Danish furniture icons by designers such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, and Arne Jacobsen.
Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is synonymous with modernism and functionalism. One of the finest examples of his oeuvre is the unique Society Table, which Jacobsen was commissioned to design in 1952 as a gift for the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s new office in New York. Carl Hansen & Son is now adding the Society Table to its collection of design classics, making it accessible to design enthusiasts worldwide.
Carl Hansen & Son continues to advance its strategy of international expansion with the opening of a new Flagship Store in San Francisco. The central location within the city’s Design District positions the brand in a cross-section of storefronts catering to both contract and private clients, and marks the brand’s expansion in the retail market. The new space provides an ideal platform to showcase Carl Hansen & Son’s extensive collection of Danish design icons from furniture designers such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, and Arne Jacobsen, among others.
Throughout her diverse career, Bodil Kjær has worked to create harmony between design and architecture – an ambition that, in 1959, resulted in an elegant outdoor furniture series characterized by such high functional and aesthetic qualities, that it was also suitable for indoor use. Almost six decades after the initial launch of Indoor-Outdoor, Carl Hansen & Son is adding this architectural furniture series to its collection of design classics.
Over the course of his career, Poul Kjærholm mastered a wide range of materials and techniques. Kjærholm’s interest in hand-woven baskets made him particularly fascinated with wicker, and his very first chair design – the 1955 PK1 dining chair – featured steel and hand-woven wicker. Carl Hansen & Son is now presenting this light and elegant wicker chair.
Carl Hansen & Son is adding yet another design classic by Kaare Klint, the father of Danish furniture design, to its collection of Danish furniture icons. Featuring high sides and characteristic crossbars, the upholstered coupé sofa is a stylish testament to the vision of one of Denmark’s most important designers.
Carl Hansen & Son is cementing its position in Scandinavia with the opening of a new flagship store at Karlavägen 76 in Stockholm. At this prominent address – centrally located in the Swedish capital – Trigueiros Architecture has created an elegant store for showcasing Carl Hansen & Son's extensive collection of Danish furniture by designers such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Ole Wanscher, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm, and others.
Carl Hansen & Son is unveiling the result of its creative and strategic collaboration with American designer Brad Ascalon: the Preludia Series, designed to meet today’s demands for functionality, quality, comfort and aesthetics. Featuring chairs and tables in a wide range of options, Preludia unites Carl Hansen & Son’s design heritage and Ascalon’s signature modern, minimalist approach, and marks the 110-year-old company’s first collaboration with an American designer.