28 October 2018 marks the 110th birthday of eminent Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn. Carl Hansen founded his company in a small workshop in Odense on the island of Funen in Denmark in 1908 – it now occupies over 18,000 square metres of factory space across 12 buildings in Gelsted. Maintaining production in Denmark also maintains the tradition of passionate craftsmanship that is the company’s hallmark.
To celebrate this birthday, Carl Hansen & Søn have released two new earthy colour palettes each of three tones, curated by renowned art director and stylist Despina Curtis: ‘Russet Hues’ – earthy colours deeply rooted in nature: rose blush, russet red, deep burgundy; and ‘Harmony’ – fresh and calm neutrals that borrow from beaches and woodlands: oyster grey, forest green, deep olive. These lacquer colours on beech frames with natural papercord seats are also released at a special introductory price of just £500, until 31 December 2018.
As a further ‘birthday present’ we are also offering a special discount of up to 26% off five of the classic wood Wishbone finishes: soaped, oiled and black lacquered Oak, and soaped and black lacquered Beech. The discounted price is £575 until 31 December 2018.