Carl Hansen in Stockholm
Since its foundation by Carl Hansen in the Danish town of Odense 110 years ago, Carl Hansen & Son has built a growing platform for the production and sale of classic designer furniture and for its ever-increasing international presence. CEO Knud Erik Hansen, the third generation of the Hansen family, comments: – Stockholm is a metropolis focused on presenting sublime furniture design, and Sweden is a design-conscious nation that shares many of our aesthetic values. It is therefore only natural for us to establish a store in this beautiful city, in a country with fine craftsmanship traditions and a penchant for minimalist and functional design.
The extensive collection of Danish furniture by designers such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Ole Wanscher, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm and others, are showcased in the 350 square meter flagship store at Karlavägen in Stockholm. The design is carried out by the internationally renowned Swedish design studio Trigueiros Architecture. The emphasis of the design has been on the silent power of materials, and natural light has been artfully balanced with soft interior lighting along with extensive decorative lighting. This has been achieved in part with large window sections that stretch along the street-level façade, while additional light floods in through six skylights. – The spaciousness of the new flagship store combines with a welcoming and friendly feel – aligning with the exceptional design and quality of the furniture. We set out to create harmonious and modern spaces with the furniture as the focal point. This has been achieved, among other things, by working with open surfaces and transparency, as well as with architectural elements such as columns and extraordinarily high ceilings, Vasco Trigueiros explains.
– We have placed great emphasis on creating an innovative and inspiring environment for both the private customer with an interest in design and for the professional buyer. The store’s many square meters have been divided into two areas: one offering inspiration for the home, and another targeted at architects, interior designers, developers, and others looking for an overview of Carl Hansen & Son’s collection for the contract market, Knud Erik Hansen underlines.