Carl Hansen & Søn


Hans J. Wegner

Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered a pioneering furniture designer of the twentieth century.

Mogens Koch

Mogens Koch, who is especially known for his furniture classics such as the bookcase system and the Folding programme, worked with Kaare Klint in 1925-30, and was professor at Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen in 1950-68.

Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher (1903-1985), was born in Copenhagen in 1903 and was an architect and professor of architecture with furniture designs as his specialty. He came to shape Danish furniture, both as an active designer and as a master teacher. His furniture designs are now considered to be modern classics - sophisticated and functional with an exquisite attention to detail.

Kaare Klint

Kaare Klint's influence as a professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School in Copenhagen from 1924-54 led to a renewal of Danish furniture design. His teaching and designs were radical at the time as he focused heavily on functional analysis, the best materials and uncompromising craftsmanship.

Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is one of the most renowned and respected architects in the world, influencing future generations with his innovative approach to design.


During his relatively short career as a furniture designer, Poul Kjærholm made his mark as one of the finest representatives of modernism. His work was deeply rooted in the Danish furniture tradition, but also inspired by some of the most prominent international designers.

Frits Henningsen

Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) was known as an uncompromising designer. He viewed quality craftsmanship as the most important element of his work, making it his focus when developing new furniture

Larsen & Bender Madsen

Larsen and Bender Madsen became acquainted at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Their acquaintance developed into a lifelong friendship, and in 1947 they began to design together in their spare time. Together, the duo developed a number of Danish classics – over 300 designs in total - always working in a clean, simple style that produced timeless designs.


Acclaimed Austrian design trio, EOOS, formed their studio in 1995 and has received more than 130 international awards to date.

Naja Utzon Popov

Danish sculptor, textile designer and ceramicist Naja Utzon Popov was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1973 into a family of artists.

Strand & Hvass

Founded in 1998 by industrial designer Christina Strand and architect Niels Hvass, the Strand + Hvass design firm is based in Copenhagen. Their mutual design philosophy is user-centered, deeply rooted in Scandinavian culture, and based on research and an understanding of function.

Thomas Bo Kastholm

Danish designer Thomas Bo Kastholm, son of Jørgen Kastholm, has worked for studios in both Denmark and Germany. His collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn began in 2009 with the design of the TK8 Daybed.

Morten Gøttler

Morten Gøttler, born in 1944, is a renowned Danish furniture designer MDD, with a true feeling for wood. He opened his own design studio in 1972 with an approach to furniture design deeply rooted in the modern Scandinavian design tradition.

Mogens Lassen

Danish architect Mogens Lassen became one of the pioneers of ‘modernism’ in Denmark, where Le Corbusier’s work and ideas fed Lassen’s own cubist architectural ideals. As a building engineer, Mogens Lassen spearheaded the use of concrete as a technique for constructing buildings in Denmark – yet always drew his inspiration from nature.

Anker Bak

Anker Bak’s ambition is to create designs that make a difference in people’s lives – products that meet real needs.

Arne Jacobsen

One of Denmark's best-known and most respected architects, Arne Jacobsen, has become synonymous with modernism throughout the world.

Brad Ascalon

Describing his design approach as reductive, Ascalon strives for uncomplicated, rational solutions that balance form, function and concept. His method is both strategic and lyrical.

Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen was known as ‘the people’s designer’ – not only because of his convivial nature but also because, throughout his career, he insisted on designing quality furniture that was within people’s reach.

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