Fritz Hansen: 150 Years of Design

This year marks the 150th anniversary of legendary Danish design brand Fritz Hansen. In collaboration with visionary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner, Fritz Hansen has shaped the Danish design tradition with iconic designs such as the Egg chair and Series 7 chair. Designed to stand the test of time and crafted in a quality to last a lifetime, read on to learn about Fritz Hansen's heritage and explore the brand's design archives.

A heritage design brand. 

Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen has a long history of collaborating with international designers to bring their visionary concepts to life – as well as to the spaces they help to transform. Its historic archives date back to the very first chair produced in 1872. 

Visionary design. 

The history of Fritz Hansen is characterised by remarkable craftsmanship, unique design and premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers across the world have shaped our collection with beautifully crafted, functional designs that are both timeless and timely. Harnessing the beauty of each material used, pieces feature carefully considered details, expert craftsmanship and high-end materials. As long and rich as Fritz Hansen’s history of crafting iconic design, collaborators include notables such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Jaime Hayon, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Cecilie Manz.

Fritz Hansen archive imagery of the Pot chair and Drop chair by Arne Jacobsen, originally designed in 1959 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. 

Designed to stand the test of time and crafted in a quality to last a lifetime, Fritz Hansen is renowned globally for its exceptional craftsmanship.

The Fritz Hansen design collection.

Fritz Hansen’s collection of furniture, lighting and accessories spans iconic designs from renowned Danish and international architects and designers to contemporary pieces by today’s most acclaimed creatives. From Arne Jacobsen’s Egg™, Swan™ and Series 7™ chairs and Poul Kjærholm’s PK22™ chair and PK80™ daybed to Jaime Hayon’s Ro™ chair and Cecilie Manz’s Caravaggio™ lamp, each piece of applied art profiles a sculptural expression that unites function and form in unprecedented ways. As ever, Fritz Hansen is guided by the philosophy that a single piece of furniture can beautify an entire room or building – and heighten the well-being of those who inhabit these spaces. With an international presence and an ever-expanding collection, Fritz Hansen continues its journey of creating elegant, humancentric design that never compromises on comfort and style.

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