A dozen or so bloggers were invited to tour the Republic of Fritz Hansen headquarters and although we weren’t among those lucky few, I stalked some of those bloggers to find some great coverage of their visit. If you’re a design nerd, you already know that Fritz Hansen is dedicated to superior craftsmanship and timeless design. Take a look at the Egg and Swan chairs for example. Despite being designed more than 50 years ago, these silhouettes remain relevant.
According to the Happy Interior Blog, the Copenhagen-based HQ consists of offices, a museum, a showroom and production facilities. Concrete and glass appropriately make up the facilities and serve as the ideal backdrop for the Fritz Hansen furniture pieces. The museum is especially intriguing with its rare collection of mid-century modern chairs that were never mass-produced.
Bloggers also scoped out the design process behind the new color options of the Series 7 Chair and custom orders. How cute is the Drop Chair with the killim upholstery?!
The bloggers also had the rare opportunity to meet Hans Mannerhagen, the master upholsterer who hand-stitches the Egg chairs. Each chair requires days of work and up to an astonishing 1,200 stitches, a fine example of the Danish company’s dedication to quality. Hans himself is the owner of three Egg chairs.
And how awesome is the Fritz Hansen canteen? I would kill to have my lunch break in this design centric space surrounded by some of the world’s most iconic chairs. Sigh. Maybe one day.