Danish icon for 135 years, the story of the publisher Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, when, then cabinetmaker, Fritz Hansen decides to open his first workshop in Copenhagen and create the company Republic of Fritz Hansen. He teamed up with his son Christian and specialized in manufacturing high-end furniture. In the 1930s, they were the world leader in veneered wood. The 1950s were marked by prestigious collaborations: Hans Wegner (China chair, 1944), Børge Mogensen (Spoke Back sofa, 1945) and of course Arne Jacobsen, who would become the main designer of Fritz Hansen during the 1950s, with the Fourmi chair, the Serie 7 chair, the Grand-Prix chair and many other chairs made with the pressed and molded plywood technique developed by Christian Hansen. The creation of icons such as the Egg (Oeuf) and Swan (swan) armchairs, designed by Arne Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, further helped to establish the brand's reputation and prestige.
Fritz Hansen is also recognized for his numerous collaborations with great designers such as Verner Panton or Piet Hein.