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Carl Hansen & Son in 10 frames

| Designbest editorial staff

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he Danish firm Carl Hansen & Son was set up in 1908 and now, more than a hundred years later, is still one of the major players in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Without a doubt, essential to the brand’s success has been a close partnership with some of the most prominent designers of the twentieth century. In particular, Hans J. Wegner was one of the main designers to help Carl Hansen & Son spread his name across the world. Carl Hansen has many pieces dating from the thirties to the sixties, now design icons in their own right, just like the Wishbone Chair and the Shell Chair. However, there are also recent crowd pleasers like the Embrace Chair; this is striking proof of constant aesthetic research. Clean silhouettes, simple lines and clever construction details, which draw from traditional craftsmanship; this is Carl Hansen & Son in brief. And its varied production goes from chairs to sofas and from tables to office furniture. 

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