Fritz Hansen Celebrates its First Anniversary in San Francisco

Fritz Hansen Celebrates its First Anniversary in San Francisco

By Jenny Xie
Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk, leads a panel on Danish design and California modernism.

Founded in 1872, Danish furniture maker Fritz Hansen has given us such iconic designs as Arne Jacobsen's Egg, Swan, and Series 7 chairs, and Poul Kjærholm’s PK22 chair and PK80 daybed. The international leader in Scandinavian design and craftsmanship opened its San Francisco concept store last year, just a short stroll away from our offices in the Jackson Square neighborhood. 

To celebrate the one-year anniversary, Fritz Hansen is hosting a special panel discussion on the intersection of Danish design and California modernism, led by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk. The other guests will include Rob Forbes, founder of Studio Forbes, Public Bikes, and Design Within Reach; Yves Behar, founder and CEO of fuseproject and co-founder of August and Canopy; and Alison Carr, design director of Gensler.

We're excited to attend—and we're bringing you to the party! Check out our Instagram on Thursday, December 7 for the story.

Fritz Hansen Egg Chair
Along with the birth of the Swan chair, Swan sofa, and Series 3300, Arne Jacobsen also created the Egg chair for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.
Fritz Hansen Drop Chair
When the legendary Danish designer Arne Jacobsen was commissioned to develop the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958, he ended up designing almost every aspect of the hotel.
Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair
Though Fritz Hansen has produced multiple memorable designs over the years, the Arne Jacobsen-designed Series 7 is one that’s gained iconic status since it's birth in 1955. Also known as "3107," the seat is constructed of pressure-moulded veneer while the base is made up of chromed steel tubes.

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