THE BOLD, TRANQUIL OKSEN™ MAKES A COMEBACK
Republic of Fritz Hansen is pleased to announce the relaunch of the distinctive Oksen™ lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen. Known for the organic, soft lines that characterise such iconic works as the Swan™ and the Ant™ chairs, Arne Jacobsen surprised design connoisseurs all over the world with his 1966 unveiling of the Oksen. Reflecting its name - which means 'the bull' in Danish - the Oksen was big, bold and powerful.Download press kit
ARTISTIC NEW OBJECTS FROM FRITZ HANSEN
The new Objects from Republic of Fritz Hansen™ are all about adding an artistic element to your interior and bringing a feeling of inviting cosiness to your favourite relaxation spot. Designed by Jaime Hayon, the new Objects add playful, truly original elements to any living space.
COMBINING NORDIC AESTHETICS AND SOUTHERN PASSION
To complement the new modular sofa Lune™, Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon has created several new Objects pieces: a cushion, two throws and a sofa tray. Demonstrating Hayon’s skill and inventiveness as an artist and a sculptor, the new Objects stand out with their whimsical, playful expression. The characteristically Hayon colours and motifs come together in designs that are sure to make anyone smile, as is always the aim of Hayon’s creative work.
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FRITZ HANSEN RELEASES STRONG FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Republic of Fritz Hansen™ releases positive financial statements for 2016 with a turnover of DKK 602m and an 8% growth rate. Profit before tax amounted to DKK 125m, which is an 16% increase compared to 2015, and the best result in the company’s 145-year history. The result should be seen as part of the growth plan aimed at ensuring a turnover of DKK 750m for the company in 2018.
Market development in 2016
The greater part of the realised growth derives from the Danish domestic market, which has experienced an increase of 7%, and from the US and Asia with an increase of 20 and 31%, respectively. In the US, there is an increasing interest in Danish design, particularly in the contract market where the growth derives from a number of large project orders for both new Fritz Hansen designs and classics. One example of this is the cooperation between Bjarke Ingels’ design division, KiBiSi and Fritz Hansen which in May 2016 resulted in the presentation of the VIA57™ chair, designed for the prestigious VIA57 WEST skyscraper in New York, which is BIG architects’ first project in Manhattan.
COOL OFFICE DESIGNS ON STOCKHOLM FURNITURE FAIR
Come by Republic of Fritz Hansen and our creative agency “Variety” at booth A04:18 during the Stockholm Furniture Fair on February 7th – 10th where we will present our vision of the coolest office designs.
The visually bold and meticulously refined and minimalistic design of the Pair™ chair by British designer Benjamin Hubert is now introduced in a cool office “on wheels” version.
The Pluralis™ table by Danish designer Kasper Salto is as versatile as the diverse tasks to be handled during a work day.
The relaunched Oxford™ chair, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1956 for the professors at St. Catherine’s College at the prestigious Oxford University, unmistakably references the original.
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THE ORIGINAL DEMOCRATIC TABLE GET A MODERN HIGH-TECH MAKEOVER
The low-reflective laminate creates a beautiful matte surface that is highly scratch resistant and easy to clean. The tabletop is available in eight distinct colours; whether one opts for the statement Pink Colorado tabletop with a chrome base or the classic Black tabletop with a black base for a minimalist, monochromatic look, the new palette is certain to add personality to any interior. Download press kit
CELEBRATING THE CLASSICS
Fritz Hansen’s Choice 2017 is a new interpretation of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7™ that imbues the functional, minimalist Danish design form with the soft, feminine colours of Japanese cherry blossoms.The shell of this special 2017 edition is available in two colours – a deep-red merlot and a serene, pastel nude – developed and perfected over time in the Fritz Hansen design studio to match the new rose gold coating on the four-legged base.Download press kit
OBJECTS - AUTUMN NOVELTIES
PAIR™ - A NEW STACKABLE CHAIR