The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, where the enterprising cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen from Nakskov obtains a trade license in Copenhagen. 1885 is a decisive year, where he starts a furniture production company of his own and two years later he has managed to establish a flourishing workshop in Christianshavn, a central part of Copenhagen. Fritz and his son Christian initiated the high quality level, which has been the trademark of Fritz Hansen's products ever since. The long list of prestigious orders from the first fifty years of the company's history, demonstrates how strong the Fritz Hansen reputation already is in the beginning of the 20th century. Buildings furnished by Fritz Hansen include Christiansborg, The University Library, Copenhagen City Hall and The Supreme Court and other significant projects.
Fritz Hansen Cafe chair
Fritz Hansen Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen
Set of Fritz Hansen design classics, the so-called Cafe chair designed by Copenhagen Pelikan Design in 1983 as cafe furniture, The opening in the seat makes the chair stackable.
The chairs have zinc-coated steel-tube frames with rubber-covered backrest and seating and are extremely durable. Suitable for in-and outdoor use.
The Fritz Hansen Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen is masterpiece of Danish design. Jacobsen found the perfect shape for the chair by experimenting with wire and plaster in his garage. Today, the Egg chair is recognised worldwide as one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s legendary career and a Scandinavian design icon.