Carl Hansen was founded by a furniture maker of the same name in Odense (Denmark) in 1908, the same year he opened his first furniture factory. His intent was to create high quality furniture with using master artisan techniques and sell them at reasonable prices.
The company was renewed considerably when Holger Hansen, Carl Hansen's son, also a furniture maker, took the helm in 1934, and quickly discovered some of the most promising young designers in the country. In fact, the highest point in their production history was between 1930 and 1960, when famous Danish architects of that time created pieces furniture that are still considered the centre of the Carl Hansen & Søn collections.
Today, Carl Hansen is a very famous company in the furnishing sector, and it combines ancient traditional knowledge with the most modern production technologies. Also, its strength ties in a steady commitment to create an eco-compatible line of products, featuring wood products only made from sustainably managed forests.
Carl Hansen still employs master artisan craftsmen, who still work with the same dedication and passion that drove the company when it started. They make every piece with extreme care and attention to detail. Behind each piece, there is a precise vision that reflects, in all its essence, extensive artisan knowledge deriving from a history of very high quality.