Carl Hansen & Søn is a Danish design company believing that iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics, and functionality, brought to life through skillful craftsmanship and the best natural materials like wood, leather, and fabrics available. For more than 110 years, the company has specialized in creating outstanding furniture that brings visionary design concepts to life.
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. Today, the furniture can be found all over the world and in flagship stores and showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Osaka, London, Milan, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Hamburg, Warshaw, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Köln, Copenhagen, Odense and Gelsted, as well as sales subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Japan.
Yet with all this change, the more than 110 year-long commitment to producing world-class furniture classics has remained constant. Headquartered in the town of Gelsted, on the Danish island of Funen, Carl Hansen & Søn also manufacture their furniture at their nearby production facilities to ensure the highest quality standards using a combination of traditional techniques and new technologies to create timeless, modern design that lasts for generations.
Carl Hansen & Søn’s story began in 1908 when Danish cabinetmaker Carl Hansen opened a small furniture workshop on the Danish island of Funen. Since then, the company’s success has depended on two core ideas: an uncompromising commitment to the finest craftsmanship, natural materials, and alliances with exceptional designers who continually reinvent and refine the concept of modern design. Carl Hansen & Søn manufactures iconic works by mid-century Danish masters, including Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, and Poul Kjærholm, working closely with their families and studios to ensure absolute adherence to their visions.
Carl Hansen & Søn also partner up with contemporary visionaries, such as British designer Ilse Crawford and Austrian studio EOOS, who have expanded their collection with works that redefine categories and highlight their designers’ creative edge, ability to push the latest technologies to new limits, and focus on marrying innovation with sustainability.