Founded by a carpenter with the same name in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen is a long-established design brand that has realized visionary concepts with prominent international designers. Bringing together a timeless collection, world-renowned classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, Fritz Hansen is a global exquisite company with a long history.
Since its foundation, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of the history of design both in Denmark and around the world. Fritz Hansen’s history stands out with perfect craftsmanship, unique designs and high quality. Notable architects and furniture designers from around the world have regularly contributed to the collection of beautifully shaped and functional furniture with innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Jaime Hayon, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto, and Cecilie Manz are only a few of these names.
Fritz Hansen believes that a single furniture can make a room, a building, or the mind of a person living or working in that space beautiful. Aiming to design beautiful furniture without making any compromises on comfort, Fritz Hansen’s purpose is to become a niche design, luxury and lifestyle brand.
Originally trained as a mason, Arne Jacobsen graduated from a technical school in Copenhagen in 1924 and then started studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Here, he took courses from leading designers such as Kaare Klint and Kay Fisker which deeply affected Jacobsen’s works.
After graduating from architecture in 1927, Jacobsen soon showed that he was a talented architect. In 1929, he and his friend Flemming Lassen won the contest to design the House of the Future building in Copenhagen and this project brought Jacobsen his reputation. In later years, he also proved his adequacy in the fields of interior design and furniture.
An incredibly prolific architect and designer also spared some time to teach. Between 1956 and 1965, he taught at the Royal Academy of fine Arts and received an Honorary PhD from Oxford University and Strathclyde University. The prominent architect also received RIBA Bronze Medal in 1963, and the Medaille d’Or from Académie d’Architecture in France in 1971.