Fritz Hansen

  • Nationality Danish

1950 - 1959

Fritz Hansen benefitted from the contribution of many world class Designers. Of note was Arne Jacobsen, whose collaboration started in 1934 but rose to fame when he created the laminated Ant™ chair. The chair later gave rise to the never-ending success story of the Series 7™ chair - and other pressure moulded veneer chairs. The inspiration for the Ant came from Hvidt & Mølgaard's AX-series, and the introduction of the lamination technique is still a milestone in the history of Fritz Hansen. Arne Jacobsen shines even brighter with the creation of the classic style icons, the Egg™ and the Swan™ designed for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The introduction of his series 3300™ just adds to the legend. Verner Panton also featured with the Bachelor chairs. But the decade belonged to Arne Jacobsen

1960 - 1969

In 1963, the factory in Allerød was expanded with three factory halls and in 1965 the administrative department moved from Christianshavn, to the renovated buildings in Allerød, which also included a showroom. The democratic table with no ends, the Superellipse™ table, and the span-leg table were designed by Bruno Mathsson and Piet Hein and became one of Fritz Hansen's long line of successes. Just as notable, is the re-introduction of Børge Mogensen's 'Tremmesofa' and Hans Wegner's China chair.

1970 - 1979

This decade brought great change to Fritz Hansen: On the first working day in 1979, Fritz Hansen announced that the 107 year old firm, was no longer in the hands of the family. 75% of the Fritz Hansen shares were then in the possession of Skandinavisk Holding.

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