Fritz Hansen Chair

Fritz Hansen Chair

The history of Fritz Hansen started when cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen opened his factory in Copenhagen in 1872. Fritz and his son Christian initiated a high quality furniture production in1885 and earned a strong reputation while furnishing prestigious institutions like the University Library, the Copenhagen City Hall and the danish Supreme Court. Early on in the century, Christian started experimenting with steam bending beech and, in the Thirties, Fritz Hansen became the world leader in the field, which later evolved into the firm’s speciality: Furniture created in laminate wood. Thanks to collaboration with designer Kaare Klint, Fritz Hansen contributed to the development of what became worldwide famous as the scandinavian style, an adjusted variant of Germanic functionalism, with purer and lighter lines. New collaborations started after the war, with prestigious designers like Hans Wegner (China chair, 1944) and Børge Mogensen (spoke back sofa, 1945), but it’s the name of Arne Jacobsen which dominates the period. The collaboration started in 1934. The breakthrough comes with the laminated Ant chair, and few years later with the never-ending success story of the Series 7 chair. Arne Jacobsen shines even brighter with the creation of the Egg and the Swan, designed for Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and the Series 3300. Verner Panton also appears on the scene (Bachelor chairs), but the story of the firm stays dominated by Arne Jacobsen. In the 1980s, Fritz Hansen purchases the minimalistic Kjærholm Collection, which Poul Kjærholm designed from 1951 to 1980, with an industrial dimension. And in 2000, the company became the concept Republic of Fritz Hansen. WARRANTY Standard goods have warranty for five years against manufacturing defects (i.e. materials and design). The warranty does not cover leather and other fabrics ordered as customers own or special material. Normal wear and tear and damage of covers are not covered by the warranty. Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at fritzhansen.com/my-republic. The warranty for wicker, rugs and lamps is 2 years.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

The history of Fritz Hansen started when cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen opened his factory in Copenhagen in 1872. Fritz and his son Christian initiated a high quality furniture production in1885 and earned a strong reputation while furnishing prestigious institutions like the University Library, the Copenhagen City Hall and the danish Supreme Court. Early on in the century, Christian started experimenting with steam bending beech and, in the Thirties, Fritz Hansen became the world leader in the field, which later evolved into the firm’s speciality: Furniture created in laminate wood. Thanks to collaboration with designer Kaare Klint, Fritz Hansen contributed to the development of what became worldwide famous as the scandinavian style, an adjusted variant of Germanic functionalism, with purer and lighter lines.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

Fritz Hansen Founded 1872 (Copenhagen, Denmark) Founded by cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen, this Danish company produces classic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Piet Hein, as well as those by today’s top designers. It is characterized by a love of good craftsmanship coupled with a desire to make the most of modern production methods in the manufacturing of good design. Explore All Fritz Hansen Designs
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Fritz Hansen Chair

The Fri™ easy chair illustrates the essence of an open and welcoming chair, that suits any interior with the ambition of a Nordic, serene expression. The Fri easy chair can be upholstered in Fritz Hansen Selection colours in fabric, and the base comes in brushed aluminium. Since Spanish Jaime Hayon became part of the staff of designers with Fritz Hansen, he has shown humor and personality in all his designs – from the sheltered Ro™ easy chair to the playful dining table, Analog™.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

Fritz Hansen Founded 1872 (Copenhagen, Denmark) Founded by cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen, this Danish company produces classic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Piet Hein, as well as those by today’s top designers. It is characterized by a love of good craftsmanship coupled with a desire to make the most of modern production methods in the manufacturing of good design.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

In the 1980s, Fritz Hansen purchases the minimalistic Kjærholm Collection, which Poul Kjærholm designed from 1951 to 1980, with an industrial dimension. And in 2000, the company became the concept Republic of Fritz Hansen.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

Fritz HansenThroughout its entire history, furniture from the Republic of Fritz Hansen has been designed by top architects and designers, such as Arne Jacobsen. Today their furniture is a natural choice for international companies and modern city dwellers wishing to express their individuality.
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Fritz Hansen Chair

According to Jaime Hayon HOMELINESS Jaime Hayon is a busy man and these first months of the year are often his most hectic. He is currently in Vienna, on his way to Zurich, in order to prepare for the Milan Furniture Fair. Here he will present his new products, including the easy chair Fri™ and dining chair Sammen™, designed in collaboration with Fritz Hansen. We caught him on the phone to get his views on good design and homeliness. What is good design in your opinion?  ”Good design is primarily design that lasts. Design must have something to say, it must be able to improve our quality of life and it must be meaningful. But for me, design is not just about function, it is also about feelings and I like if it provokes a little and can challenge our way of life“.How can furniture and design help to create home-liness? And do you think it is a special Danish phenomenon?”Yes, I would say. The Danes have a very unique approach to furniture design. The Nordic understan-ding of nature and of using natural materials in furniture design is deeply rooted in you. You know how to bring nature inside, because your furniture is made of natural materials such as wood, stone and leather. These natural materials give instinctively a nice feeling, but it is also about the craftsmanship, that a piece of furniture is upholstered in a way so that it embraces you and makes you feel comfortable, that the finish is perfect. The Danes are exceptionally skilled at this“. When do you think that a space is nice to be in and when do you feel at home?”A room is homey when the lighting and the atmosphere comes together. When the music matches the place and when the combination of colours and lights makes me feel happy. But I would also like to be able to feel what is happening outside. I do not like being confined to rooms that are closed up, where daylight is excluded or where materials and furniture are cold, or where I get cold feet“. Do you think there is a difference in the perception of homeliness in the North and in the South?”Yes, and for the simple reason that we spend more time outdoors in the South. In the North, you spend more time indoor and therefore your homes are more important to you. You put more effort into the decoration of your homes than they do in southern Europe. But the feeling of home, to have a pleasant fragrance, the scent of wood, for example, when you walk into a home, the pleasant sensation of daylight is universal and for me some of the most important factors when we talk about homeliness“.How can furniture contribute to a homely atmosphere? ”Furniture can greatly contribute to the creation of home-liness if it is comfortable, high quality and well-placed. There is nothing better than a couch near a fireplace in the afternoon on a winter day, with some tapas, a glass of wine and good friends“.
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Jaime Hayon is a busy man and these first months of the year are often his most hectic. He is currently in Vienna, on his way to Zurich, in order to prepare for the Milan Furniture Fair. Here he will present his new products, including the easy chair Fri™ and dining chair Sammen™, designed in collaboration with Fritz Hansen. We caught him on the phone to get his views on good design and homeliness.
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Throughout its entire history, furniture from the Republic of Fritz Hansen has been designed by top architects and designers, such as Arne Jacobsen. Today their furniture is a natural choice for international companies and modern city dwellers wishing to express their individuality.
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Founded by cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen, this Danish company produces classic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Piet Hein, as well as those by today’s top designers. It is characterized by a love of good craftsmanship coupled with a desire to make the most of modern production methods in the manufacturing of good design.
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New collaborations started after the war, with prestigious designers like Hans Wegner (China chair, 1944) and Børge Mogensen (spoke back sofa, 1945), but it’s the name of Arne Jacobsen which dominates the period. The collaboration started in 1934. The breakthrough comes with the laminated Ant chair, and few years later with the never-ending success story of the Series 7 chair. Arne Jacobsen shines even brighter with the creation of the Egg and the Swan, designed for Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and the Series 3300. Verner Panton also appears on the scene (Bachelor chairs), but the story of the firm stays dominated by Arne Jacobsen.

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