Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

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August 29, 2014
Originally published in Modern Dreams
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  Danish-German designer Gesa Hansen released an Alexander Girard–inspired sideboard in 2013 for the Hansen Family line.  

    Danish-German designer Gesa Hansen released an Alexander Girard–inspired sideboard in 2013 for the Hansen Family line.

     

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  The headboard in Hansen’s bedroom echoes the 2013 side-board. The wallpaper is from Arte.  Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.

    The headboard in Hansen’s bedroom echoes the 2013 side-board. The wallpaper is from Arte.

    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.
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  The drawer fronts of the sideboard from the Remix collection were modeled after Scandinavian sailboats.

    The drawer fronts of the sideboard from the Remix collection were modeled after Scandinavian sailboats.

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  In the living room, Hansen’s convertible Night couch and coffee table join a Black Marble rug by Suki Cheema and Slovenian Bear from Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann series.  Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.

    In the living room, Hansen’s convertible Night couch and coffee table join a Black Marble rug by Suki Cheema and Slovenian Bear from Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann series.

    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.
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  Paired with Eames side chairs, her dining table includes two cases “to either hide or show things,” she says.

    Paired with Eames side chairs, her dining table includes two cases “to either hide or show things,” she says.

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  A Two Spheres ceiling lamp from Atelier Areti hangs above the Hansen’s dining table, which includes an inset—one side is wood, the other stone.  Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.

    A Two Spheres ceiling lamp from Atelier Areti hangs above the Hansen’s dining table, which includes an inset—one side is wood, the other stone.

    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.
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  The designer frequently travels to her workshop in Germany, where she collaborates with her team.  Courtesy of Aloïs Kato.

    The designer frequently travels to her workshop in Germany, where she collaborates with her team.

    Courtesy of Aloïs Kato.
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  From the Remix line, an extendable oak desk based on the classic Davenport silhouette is updated with the addition of four colorful compartments.

    From the Remix line, an extendable oak desk based on the classic Davenport silhouette is updated with the addition of four colorful compartments.

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  Among Hansen’s treasured objects are a sign bearing her daughter, Lou’s, name and a Milia Seyppel vase.    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.

    Among Hansen’s treasured objects are a sign bearing her daughter, Lou’s, name and a Milia Seyppel vase.

     

    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.
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  The Japanese-inspired tea bench is a new design.

    The Japanese-inspired tea bench is a new design.

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  This simple desk organizer is carved out of solid oak.

    This simple desk organizer is carved out of solid oak.

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  Sets of these oak coffee tables are made out of the same piece of wood, so the grain continues from one table to another.

    Sets of these oak coffee tables are made out of the same piece of wood, so the grain continues from one table to another.

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  This wooden trunk may be nondescript on the outside, but inside it can hold a complete home bar.

    This wooden trunk may be nondescript on the outside, but inside it can hold a complete home bar.

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  Hansen in the kitchen of her apartment in Paris.  Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.

    Hansen in the kitchen of her apartment in Paris.

    Courtesy of Nathalie Mohadjer.
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