Republic of Fritz Hansen
The book In Perfect Shape – Republic of Fritz Hansen by teNeues is the story the of the Danish furniture brand founded 1872, and how they came to be a major reason Scandinavian furniture design is held in such high esteem. In the first half of the 20th century the company introduced new production processes, produced the first steam-bent wooden chair in 1915 and entered creative partnerships with celebrated architects and designers. The chapter called The Design Revolution presents the visionary designers including Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Piero Lissoni. The chapter about today´s pioneers present Fritz Hansen´s contemporary designers – all of them renowned and well known. With these influxes of energy and an unwavering commitment to the core values of Fritz Hansen-creativity, the finest craftsmanship and careful attention to even the smallest details emerge. In the inspiring chapters Private Homes and Public Spaces you really get to be overwhelmed by how the company has succeeded in placing its products into our collective consciousness. You also realize that before sustainability became a trendy bussword, Fritz Hansen was already practicing it in its purest sense true to their motto: Crafting Timeless Design. – Fantastic photos, incisive text and beautiful design that make you want to leaf through the book again and again for inspiration.