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  • FLAGSHIP STORE COPENHAGEN

    Project category: Retail

    Furniture: Carl Hansen & Søn design furniture

    Location: Bredgade 21, 1260 Copenhagen

    Architect: Carl Hansen & Søn

  • PROJECT

    In the heart of one of Copenhagen's oldest districts lies the city's most beautiful exhibition of iconic furniture classics. The furniture has been created by a group of the most important Danish furniture designers – and all items on display are in production. The setting is Carl Hansen & Søn's combined flagship store and showroom at Bredgade 21, which opened in March 2013. 

    The unique furniture universe has an ideal location. Bredgade forms one of the axes in Frederiksstaden. This district features Amalienborg Palace as its preeminent building, construction of which begin in 1750 to mark the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the first king of the House of Oldenburg. Bredgade has been one of Copenhagen's most fashionable streets ever since. In addition to its architectural treasures, it is home to many galleries, art and antique furniture dealers and gold and silversmiths.

    Carl Hansen & Søn's flagship store is located in a five-story modern building, the top three floors of which have a simple white facade. CHS occupies the building's ground floor and first floor, both of which feature large glass facades providing open views of the furniture and fascinating interiors.The relatively narrow but deep building made it possible to create a series of interconnected rooms, which frame the furniture much like a private home. 

  • LAYOUT & FURNISHINGS

    The ground floor of the store is dedicated to furniture designed primarily by Hans J. Wegner. Chairs from Wegner's hand, in particular, have earned their place in design history due to their eminent comfort and sculptural beauty, and because they all express Wegner's unique affinity with wood as a material.  Furniture by Mogens Koch, Fritz Henningsen and Ole Wanscher is also on display on the ground floor. The first floor has been devoted to a Rud. Rasmussen universe, where Mogens Koch's legendary bookcase system, the Folding Chair and the Safari Chair created by Kaare Klint are exhibited alongside furniture designed by Mogens Lassen and Bernt.

    Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier, owned by Carl Hansen & Søn, is one of Denmark's oldest joineries. The cabinetworks at Nørrebrogade have been creating furniture classics with the same uncompromising quality craftsmanship as Carl Hansen & Søn for over 140 years. The furniture produced at the cabinetworks continues to be marketed and sold under the Rud. Rasmussens brand.

     

    AT THE OPENING, CEO AND OWNER KNUD ERIK HANSEN SAID:

    "The opening of this store marks a new chapter in our 100-year history, which I am proud to be helping to write. The new store brings the best of Danish furniture design together under one roof. We have also created a universe where our craftsmanship traditions and values can be experienced side by side with our design icons. We look forward to becoming an active part of the Copenhagen design scene, and being more visible in the urban landscape."

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