In Perfect Shape
Everything a coffee-table book should be: fantastic photos, concise texts and a beautiful design that makes you want to flip through the book again and again for inspiration.
If Scandinavian design is the pinnacle of tasteful decorating, then Fritz Hansen is lifestyle with a capital L - perfect for design lovers and design professionals!
Anyone who enters the Fritz Hansen headquarters in Allerød, northwest of Copenhagen, breathes in the spirit of a company that has made design history. The showroom, which is a mecca for design and architecture students, displays pieces that have become icons: the Series 7 chair, the Swan lounge chair, the Lissoni sofa. Time and again, the Danish furniture manufacturer has teamed up with renowned visionary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Piero Lissoni. With these influxes of fresh energy and an unwavering commitment to Fritz Hansen's core values of creativity, fine craftsmanship and attention to the smallest detail, the company has succeeded in bringing its products into the collective consciousness of humanity as well as into offices - that of the President of the UN General Assembly, the Crown Plaza Hotel in Bangkok, the banquet hall of the venerable St. Catherine's College in Oxford, New York's Museum of Modern Art and private homes around the world.
With over 175 stunning photographs, this thoughtfully designed coffee table book tells the story of an exclusive brand, the wonderful pieces of furniture that made them so revered, and exemplifies how a single piece of furniture can enhance an entire room. After closing this book, you will have a wealth of new creative ideas and will realise that before sustainability became a trendy word, Fritz Hansen practised it in the purest sense, true to its motto: "Crafting Timeless Design".
FRITZ HANSEN, founded in 1872 by the man of the same name and family-run until 1979, plays a major role in making Scandinavian furniture design so highly regarded. In the first half of the 20th century, the company introduced new production methods - in 1915 Fritz Hansen produced the first steam-bent wooden chair - and entered into creative partnerships with renowned architects and designers. Today, Fritz Hansen remains true to its impressive heritage and looks to the future with shops and showrooms around the world and exclusive, timeless yet bespoke furniture developed in collaboration with the world's leading designers to enhance public and private spaces.