Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Two Danish Design Giants joined
Like Carl Hansen & Søn, the design company Georg Jensen also has a portfolio that includes some of Danish Design’s greatest icons. This has inspired the two brands to enter a creative partnership that has resulted in a spectacular Special Edition created especially for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011.
Carl Hansen & Søn, in cooperation with Georg Jensen, will present the new office furniture in a special golden version produced in just one set for the Milan show. Wegner created the new office concept as part of the CH100 series. Carl Hansen & Søn brings workplace aesthetics to the next level with the CH110 desk and accompanying office chairs CH111, CH112 and CH113. All stainless steel parts on the CH110 desk, the CH111 and CH112 chairs, the CH102 sofa and the CH106 coffee table are coated with 24-karat gold. The exclusive detail imbues the furniture with a warm and welcoming glow that will bring a smile to the executive floor.
Knud Erik Hansen, third-generation owner of Carl Hansen & Søn, explains about the special Milan edition:
"Managing a design heritage such as Wegner’s must be done with respect and devotion – something we are very aware of in our daily work. But if anyone was innovative and had an eye to the future, it was Wegner. Therefore we thought it would be interesting to talk to Georg Jensen, and to see what could come of bringing their masterful approach to metalworking together with Wegner’s masterpieces of design. As a designer, Wegner was also something of a contemporary King Midas: much of what he touched turned into golden examples of form meeting function, with a beauty that perseveres for generations.”