Hansen Relaunches its Original Designs from the 1950s

, , , , , By Catherine

I am a big fan of mid-century modern furniture, so I was pretty pleased to get info about the Hansen company in my inbox this morning.

For four generations, the Hansen family has worked with upholstery and furniture production. Determined to pursue the family’s work and dedication to quality materials and craftsmanship, Michael Hansen and his dad just re-launched the collection of footstools and chairs from 1959, originally designed by his granddad.

I am loving the simple, understated design, with plenty of  50’s nostalgia in the mix!

The fabric is sourced from some of the world’s leading weaving mills, mainly from Italy. The Chair and the Footstool are available in navy, purple, dark grey, orange and teal; the latter can be upholstered in light grey and white, too. The frame is made from solid beech trees, which grow in the forest of Lolland-Falster in the South of Denmark. All frames are locally produced and built to last.

The story:

“Back in the 1950’s, a new furniture entered the Danish homes – the television. Representation of joyful family members and friends gathered together in front of the television screen is an iconographic archetype of this era. None the less, this major interest led to a challenge in the living rooms – the limited amount of available seats. To overcome the problem, Eiler Hansen set his mind to design and develop chairs and footstools that could fit in every living room. Making it possible for everybody to have a seat.” – Hansen

Find out more about the products here.

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Photos: Chris Tonnesen via Hansen


1 Comment

  1. 25 Feb 2015 / 21:39

    These are so beautiful! Sweet but simple. Thanks for sharing!

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