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.
Fritz Hansen currently employs 175 people around the world and successfully maintains its existence in the market with a turnover of nearly 63 million Euros. Fritz Hansen has showrooms in Denmark and other countries, 17 concept stores in 29 countries on four continents, and 115 brand partners.
Raised in a family of artists, Cecilie Manz was introduced to the world of design at a very young age. Having studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the designer spent a period at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and opened his own studio which is at the heart of her works. With a world that’s focused on art, the Danish designer’s works are generally named after creators who inspire her. Adopting an “old school” approach, the designer always works alone in her studio in Copenhagen and draws her sketches on paper. Regarded as one of the pioneers of modern minimalism, Manz received Finn Juhl Architecture and Furniture Award in 2007, Kunstpreis Berlin in 2008, and Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2009