Photos from the Carl Hansen & Søn showroom in London's Clerkenwell
Carl Hansen was a master furniture and cabinetmaker who opened his first workshop in Odense, Denmark, on October 28, 1908. Still associated with crafted wooden furniture this Danish stalwart of the design classic world's most famous designer is Hans J. Wegner, creator of their best selling and perennially popular Wishbone Chair. Today, Carl Hansen is led by Knud Erik Hansen, grandson of the founder. The third-generation company now produces enduring classic furniture designs in a new, dedicated facility according to the strictest quality and environmental standards.
Carl Hansen & Son joins a number of international furniture companies with showrooms located in Clerkenwell, and opened its space on Bowling Green Lane in 2015 to coincide with the area's annual design festival this week.
Not able to make it down to London this week? Fear not, as we've got a BTS look into the Carl Hansen showroom, where earlier this week the Danish giants showcased Poul Kjærholm's earliest dining chair design, the PK1 for the first time.
Header image credit : Ed Reeve