Fritz Hansen

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Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Type Privately held
Industry Furniture
Founded 1872
Founders Fritz Hansen
Headquarters Allerødvej 8, 3450 Allerød, Denmark
Number of locations Worldwide showrooms
Area served Worldwide
Products Luxury furniture
Website www.fritzhansen.com

Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen, is a Danish furniture design company. Designers who have worked for Fritz Hansen include Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), Poul Kjærholm (1929–1980), Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) and Piet Hein (1905–1996). Fritz Hansen also collaborates with contemporary furniture architects including Hiromichi Konno, Cecilie Manz, and Kasper Salto.[1]

History[edit]

Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872, when Fritz Hansen, a Danish carpenter, founded his own furniture company and in 1915 introduced his first chair in steam bent wood. In 1934, Fritz Hansen began his collaboration with Arne Jacobsen resulting in some of the famous, classic icons of Danish Design including the 'Ant' (1952), the 'Series 7' (1955), the 'Grand Prix' (1957) the 'Swan' (1958), and the 'Egg' (1958).[2] Other famous collaborations have resulted in Piet Hein's super-elliptical table from 1968 and in 1982 Fritz Hansen acquired the rights to a major part of Poul Kjærholm's furniture collection.[3] Since the 1980s continuing into the new millennium, Fritz Hansen has added new designs to the collection including the Essay table by Cecilie Manz, T-NO1 by Todd Bracher, RIN[disambiguation needed] by Hiromichi Konno, Plano tables by Pelikan Design and the Ice series by Kasper Salto.[4]

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Fritz Hansen manufactures the works of designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Cecilie Manz, Hiromichi Konno, Piero Lissoni, Morten Voss, Bruno Mathsson, Todd Bracher, Hans J. Wegner, Hans S. Jakobsen, Kasper Salto, Pelikan Design, Jehs+Laub and Piet Hein.

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