For this year’s Milan Design Week, Carl Hansen & Søn continue to do what they do best… mixing the old with the new. The Danish heritage brand presents The Milan Retreat, a thoughtfully curated apartment with six rooms at this year's fairgrounds, that explores the way we relax and recharge with a calming palette and soft styling. The brand introduces its first outdoor collection, along with reissued designs by Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klintand Borge Morgensen, and a new stool series by Brad Ascalon.
The Milan Retreat is a beautifully curated space that features a calm palette and soft yet unique details. It is a place to escape the everyday, to get away from the distractions of the fair and city and revel in a moment of peace. Styled by Despina Curtis, the six rooms showcase new and existing products in unique ways, including a spa room for ultimate relaxation. Check out some pictures of the stand and new designs below…
FIRST OUTDOOR COLLECTION // Throughout her diverse career, Bodil Kjær has worked to create harmony between design and architecture – an ambition that, in 1959, resulted in an elegant outdoor furniture series characterised by such high functional and aesthetic qualities, that it was also suitable for indoor use. Almost six decades after the initial launch of Indoor-Outdoor, Carl Hansen & Son is adding this architectural furniture series to its collection of design classics – forming its first collection for the outdoors.
BORGE MORGENSEN JOINS CARL HANSEN & SON ROSTER // Carl Hansen & Son adds furniture designer Børge Mogensen to its portfolio of major Danish designers with his elegant Hunting Table. Originally designed for a masculine environment such as a hunting cabin, the table radiates an inviting, organic elegance. It consists of two trestles with angled legs and a slim veneer tabletop with rounded corners and edges in solid wood.
CLASSICS REVISTED // In addition to the Indoor-Outdoor series, Carl Hansen & Søn also reintroduces designs by KK41180 and KK41181 sofas by Kaare Klint- first design in 1930 by Kaare Klint for the office of Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning. The PK1 chair, which was reissued in 2017, is now available in wicker. Carl Hansen & Son also exhibits a unique writing desk by Arne Jacobsen which was designed in 1952 as a gift for the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York. It features beautifully tailored detailing and elegantly unites Bauhaus, functionalism and industrial aesthetics. Finally, the CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa by Hans J. Wegner are also reissued.
Carl Hansen & Søn also reintroduces designs by KK41180 and KK41181 sofas by Kaare Klint- first design in 1930 by Kaare Klint for the office of Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning.
The PK1 chair by Poul Kjaerholm, which was reissued in 2017, is now available in wicker.
Carl Hansen & Son also introduced a unique writing desk by Arne Jacobsen which was designed in 1952 as a gift for the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York.
CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa by Hans J. Wegner, introduced by Carl Hansen & Søn at Salone del Mobile 2018.
NEW DESIGN VENTURES WITH BRAD ASCALON // The versatile Preludia Series of tables, stools and chairs meets the demands of the contract market and brings outstanding modern design and craftsmanship to both public and private spaces.
All Carl Hansen & Søn novelties will be available from Cult Showrooms in Australia and New Zealand later in 2018.
Photo Credit | Cult Design (stand details) and courtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn.