Carl Hansen & Son has presented new collections for this year, including tables and outdoor pieces.
First up are the Nesting Tables created by the Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner. First presented in 1952, the Nesting Tables are characterized by their light and organic look that gives them a distinctive Wegner identity where every detail is thought through.
Hans J. Wegner had a special ability to design furniture that harmonized with its surroundings while staying relevant for the future. This is also true of his Nesting Tables, which were created to be functional and space-saving—properties that are also highly relevant today.
The new Nesting Tables consist of three tables that can be used together or separately. Thanks to their light and discreet look, the tables can integrate seamlessly into any interior.
Hans J. Wegner focused on both the finer details and the entirety of his designs, and he was known for the sense of harmony he created between the different dimensions and materials. Thus, all the parts making up the three tables are scaled in proportion to each other to achieve a harmonious whole; in other words, the tabletops and legs are adapted to each individual table. Other distinctive Wegner details are the rounded and tapered table legs and the subtle curves on the front and rear support, which add an organic and pleasing look to the design. Classic mortise joints that require a high degree of craftsmanship perfect the expression.
Knud Erik Hansen, CEO and third-generation owner of Carl Hansen & Son, said, “Hans J. Wegner had a unique ability to combine aesthetics and functionality, and his characteristic lines are clear in the tables’ minimalist yet organic design.”
He continued, “At Carl Hansen & Son, we have been manufacturing furniture designed by Wegner for more than 70 years, and we are honored to be adding the beautiful Nesting Tables to our collection. The tables make perfect side tables for Wegner’s Wing Chair or Mama Bear Chair, while also being suitable as coffee tables for the smaller CH72 Sofa.”
The Nesting Tables will be available from February through Carl Hansen & Søn Flagship Stores and exclusively through retailers Fjørn and Gabriel Ross.
Simplicity, clarity and logic were the guiding design principles for Alfred Homann during the development of the AH Outdoor Series, where all superfluous details were eliminated in favor of simple expression and high functionality. The series consists of 11 pieces of furniture, including dining tables and chairs, a bench, lounge tables and chairs and a lounger, all of which can be mixed and matched to fit individual needs.
The AH Outdoor Series features a rigorous aesthetic paired with Homann’s sense of soft shapes—as evidenced in the curved armrests, backrests and seats, where the braces elegantly grip the frame. These joints are meticulously polished by hand by the skilled craftsmen at Carl Hansen & Son, in order to achieve a soft and tactile surface. All the tables and chairs can be stacked for ease of storage when not in use, exemplifying Homann’s attention to detail and understanding of form and function.
The new AH Outdoor Series is made of teak—a hard, strong wood that is well-suited to changing climates, offering durability due to its high content of natural oils. As the teak is untreated, it patinates beautifully over time, gradually acquiring a more silvery hue. The series offers a high degree of comfort with and without the cushions, which are made of weatherproof textiles.
Hansen said, “The AH Outdoor Series has its very own expression and fits perfectly into our outdoor collection, where it sits beautifully between Bodil Kjær’s cubist Indoor-Outdoor Series and Børge Mogensen’s foldable outdoor furniture. In addition, the AH Outdoor Series meets some very specific needs for stackable furniture with high aesthetic value that neither compromises on materials nor craftsmanship.”
The AH Outdoor series will be in stores from March.