Carl Hansen Chair

Carl Hansen Chair

Each piece of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture embodies the rich heritage of this family owned-and-operated Danish design house. Committed to the highest quality craftsmanship and materials, including sustainably managed Danish hardwoods, Carl Hansen & Søn proudly features a portfolio of chairs, tables, sofas, and bookcases found in the world’s most captivating homes, hotels, restaurants, and offices. Since forging a famous partnership with Hans J. Wegner in the late 1940s, Carl Hansen & Søn has produced some of the designer’s most timeless pieces: the CH24 Wishbone Chair, CH25 Lounge Chair, and CH445 Wing Chair to name a few. Carl Hansen & Søn has since evolved to create other masterpieces from influential architects such as Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint and Ole Wanscher. Most recently, the company has added modern masters like Tadao Ando and Thomas Bo Kastholm, who continue the quest for perfection that has guided over a century of Carl Hansen & Søn designs.
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Carl Hansen Chair

Carl Hansen sort view all lowest price highest price designer A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.
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Carl Hansen Chair

The 1970s and 1980s were generally difficult times for Hansen & Søn. In 1988, Holger Hansen’s son, cabinetmaker Jørgen Gerner Hansen, took over the company. He invested in new machines. The early 1990s brought a renewed interest in Danish furniture classics and a Japanese subsidiary was established in 1991. Carl Hansen & Søn relaunched several retired Wegner designs.In 2001, Carl Hansen & Søn purchased Tranekær Furniture, another high-end furniture manufacturer, located at the Tranekjær estate on the neighbouring island of Langeland.
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Carl Hansen Chair

A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.
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Carl Hansen Chair

The founder and first-generation owner, Carl Hansen, was a master cabinetmaker who made furniture to order as well as in small series. He opened his first workshop in Odense, Denmark on 28 October 1908. Today, Carl Hansen & Son is led by Knud Erik Hansen, grandson of the founder.
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Carl Hansen Chair

The global economic crisis which arrived with the 1930s also affected furniture sales in Denmark. It hit Carl Hansen hard and in 1934 his second-oldest son, Holger Hansen, took over the business after his father. A contract with the American sewing machine manufacturer Singer for the production of wooden cases for some of their models helped the company through the difficult times. Hansen Jr. also set up a small-scale export of furniture to Sweden.
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Carl Hansen Chair

Each piece of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture embodies the rich heritage of this family owned-and-operated Danish design house. Committed to the highest quality craftsmanship and materials, including sustainably managed Danish hardwoods, Carl Hansen & Søn proudly features a portfolio of chairs, tables, sofas, and bookcases found in the world’s most captivating homes, hotels, restaurants, and offices.
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Carl Hansen Chair

In 2011, Carl Hansen & Søn took over the highend Rud. Rasmussen furniture workshop in Copenhagen, notable for its production of furniture by Mogens Koch and Kaare Klint. An attempt to incorporate luxury products in the product portfolio failed and in 2016 Carl Hansen & Søn abolished Rud. Rasmussen as an independent brand and all employees are dismissed.
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Hans J. Wegner’s designs are renowned for their generous comfort, practical functionality, and organic sculptural beauty. Carl Hansen & Son works closely with Hans J. Wegner’s studio to reintroduce carefully-selected pieces from his treasure chest of timeless designs. Through our unique partnership with Carl Hansen & Son, the contract furniture industry can now enjoy handcrafted, high quality Hans Wegner designs imported directly from Denmark.
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In the early 1950s, modern Danish furniture design also began to attract attention abroad and especially in the US. Together with four other manufacturers of Wegner furniture, Carl Hansen & Søn established a joint sales company, Salesco, which was responsible for exhibitions and marketing abroad, including on the furniture fairs in Cologne. The Y Chair was a particularly big success for Hansen & Søn, accounting for more than half of its sales. In 1968, a failed exclusivity agreement with a dealer put a temporary end to the success on the US market.
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In the years after World War II, a new generation of young Danish furniture designers such as Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen. Carl Hansen & Søn as the company was now called entered into a collaboration with the salesman Ejvind Kold Christensen who had an eye for the new trends. In 1949, he set up a meeting between Wegner and Holger Hansen which resulted in a lasting collaboration between the two parties. Instead of just promoting their furniture to retailers, the company also began a comprehensive exhibition and advertisement activity targeted on end consumers.
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In 2002, Jørgen Gerners’ brother, Knud Erik Hansen, acquired all shares in the company. He built a new factory in Aarup and internationalized the organization, leading to an increase in export from 20% in 1998 to over 50% in 2008.
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CH88 Chair Denmark — Hans J. Wegner A handcrafted side chair designed by Hans J. Wegner, the CH88 chair is a classic testament to materiality and design. Its blend of wood and steel materials and its minimalist design result in a light, organic and yet industrial expression that fits any setting. The stackable design, numerous finish options, and choice of wood or upholstered seat make the chair versatile, functional, and elegant. Available with wood or upholstered seat Metal legs with black paint, chrome, or stainless steel finish Stacks 4 high  Share This Content Share This Content
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A handcrafted side chair designed by Hans J. Wegner, the CH88 chair is a classic testament to materiality and design. Its blend of wood and steel materials and its minimalist design result in a light, organic and yet industrial expression that fits any setting. The stackable design, numerous finish options, and choice of wood or upholstered seat make the chair versatile, functional, and elegant.
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A handcrafted side chair designed by Hans J. Wegner, the CH88 chair is a classic testament to materiality and design. Its blend of wood and steel materials and its minimalist design result in a light, organic and yet industrial expression that fits any setting. The stackable design, numerous finish options, and choice of wood or upholstered seat make the chair versatile, functional, and elegant. Available with wood or upholstered seat Metal legs with black paint, chrome, or stainless steel finish Stacks 4 high 

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