The showroom of Carl Hansen & Son in London officially opened during Clerkenwell Design Week. The three-story space offers the best of the classic craftsmanship of pieces by Hans J. Wegner, as well as items by Rud. Rasmussen, the oldest cabinetmaking shop in Denmark.
The new London facility is in a historical building in Clerkenwell, a lively creative zone full of architecture and design studios. The building once belonged to James Johnstone, owner of the Morning Herald and the Evening Standard.
The ground floor of the showroom is a gallery space with creative settings. The first floor features design classics like the iconic Wishbone Chair by Hans J Wegner, the Colonial Chair by Ole Wanscher and the Heritage Chair by Frits Henningsen, while the second floor hosts a selection of furnishings by Rud. Rasmussen, with pieces like the Faaborg Chair by Kaare Klint, the Bookcase System by Mogens Koch, and the Professor’s Desk by Poul Kjaerholms.
This is the first time the illustrious collection of Rud. Rasmussen, a company with 145 years of history, has been shown in the United Kingdom. Rud. Rasmussen represents the same kind of uncompromising quality craftsmanship found in the products of Carl Hansen & Son. The two complementary brands narrate the history of Danish design.
Rud. Rasmussen was acquired by Carl Hansen & Son in December 2011.