Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen is the Danish furniture company behind some of the most recognisable furniture, especially chair, shapes in the industry, from the famous Series 7 chairs to the smooth lines of the Egg Chair, both by Arne Jacobsen.

Fritz Hansen founded his first workshop in 1872 in Copenhagen. Early experiments in new manufacturing techniques, particularly steam bending beech, gave the workshop an edge as the new Scandinavian design trends started taking hold, and when Fritz Hansen began collaborating with Arne Jacobsen in 1934, the iconic status of the firm was assured for many decades to come.

Arne Jacobsen is not the only designer to work with Fritz Hansen – the elegant and minimal Poul Kjærholm Collection, and collaborations from Bruno Matheson and Piet Hein have had lasting and important impacts on the Fritz Hansen catalogue.