Today, the family-owned Danish furniture company, Carl Hansen & Søn, receives the opportunity to use the historic and prestigious predicate ‘By Appointment to The Royal Danish Court’.
On Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s birthday on Sunday, April 16th, Carl Hansen & Søn has received the delightful news that the furniture company is appointed as Purveyor to The Royal Danish Court.
Thus, the Funen-based family-owned company becomes part of approximately 108 Danish and foreign companies that for more than 100 years have been granted permission to use the historic and prestigious predicate.
The predicate is awarded as a special recognition of a company based on an assessment of quality, business management, social responsibility, and integrity based on the cooperative relationship between The Royal House and the company.
Carl Hansen & Søn, founded in 1908 by master carpenter Carl Hansen, has stores in over 20 countries today. From the factory in Gelsted on Funen, iconic Danish design created by names such as Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen is produced, but also furniture from collaborations with influential new designers.
"We have a long tradition of producing furniture that is recognized for its design, high quality, and uncompromising craftsmanship, and we will continue to do so - now with the honorable predicate ‘By Appointment to The Royal Danish Court’,” says Knud Erik Hansen.
"It is with pride that we can now call Carl Hansen & Søn a Purveyor to The Royal Danish Court. It is a great recognition for us, and I am very honored that we can use such a historic and prestigious predicate in the future. Carl Hansen & Søn was created by my grandfather with a mission to create Danish design of the highest caliber for the whole world, and I am very proud that today - more than 115 years after he started in a backyard on Funen - we produce world-class furniture and design classics known all over the world," says Knud Erik Hansen, CEO and third generation leading Carl Hansen & Søn, which he runs with his wife, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen.
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