Fritz Hansen started his company October 24, 1872 in Copenhagen, specialising in the manufacture of small furniture parts. In 1915 the first Danish chair in steam bentwood was launched at a new factory in Allerød, north of Copenhagen. It was an immediate success.
In the mid-20s Fritz Hansen started a serious and productive teamwork with leading furniture designers. This kind of teamwork has characterised Fritz Hansen ever since. Throughout its entire history, furniture from the Republic of Fritz Hansen has beendesigned by top architects and designers, such as Arne Jacobsen, Jaime Hayon, Piero Lissoni and Nendo. Today their furniture is a natural choice for international companies and modern city dwellers wishing to express their individuality.