Allow us to set the scene: we’re in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our protagonist, a visionary carpenter by the name of Fritz Hansen has a vision: to produce furniture with a high standard of quality and artistic expression that combines art, function and form. His collaboration with Arne Jacobson is steeped in history. The designer creates the chair icons Ant, Egg, Swan and other classics for the Fritz Hansen. Modern lights are now also part of the product range. All these items of furniture and many more from the Danish label are available to buy online at AmbienteDirect.
Order furniture, lights and accessories from Fritz Hansen
High-quality furniture. Icons that make design lovers go weak at the knees. Tables, chairs, lights and accessories such as vases or cushions. Get to know the Fritz Hansen brand and buy your favourites conveniently online from us.
The label then and now
In 1872, a Danish master carpenter turned his vision into reality: he founded the furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen in Copenhagen. His aspiration, both then and now, is to produce the best-quality furniture with a typical, yet timeless design!
Success without compromise
Each and every product is centred around human beings. On the one hand, they ensure that you can enjoy the highest level of comfort, for example when you take a seat on one of the items of upholstered furniture. And on the other hand, Fritz Hansen products are a real treat for the eyes. A single piece of furniture fills the room with its unique personality, beautifying it and thereby increasing the feel-good factor of your home. These are the standards that Fritz Hansen has set for itself. To this day, the company has not made any compromises in achieving them. And the success of this concept confirms that it is the right one. In the first 50 years of its corporate history alone, Fritz Hansen was able to present some exceptionally distinguished showcase projects. For example, the Danish company furnished entire buildings in Copenhagen:
The university library
The City Hall
The Supreme Court
To this day, the company stands for high-quality seating furniture and accessories with forms inspired by nature. It has definitely earned its place among the international furniture design elite. The recipe for success? A combination of technical expertise and outstanding quality paired with the aesthetic understanding of renowned designers like:
Since it was founded at the end of the 19th century, the product range has grown many times over. Today, Fritz Hansen manufactures all kinds of furniture:
And many more
Lights and home accessories such as desk organisers, clocks, mirrors, vases, bowls, trays, bedspreads, cushions and more round off the range. You can buy a designer piece from Fritz Hansen for almost any part of your home. The Danish light manufacturer Lightyears has been part of the company since 2015. It lives for its tradition, relies on exclusive craftsmanship and constantly delivers new surprises with its innovations.
Collaborations with Arne Jacobsen
The outstanding craftsmanship and sensational design of its wooden furniture is what has made the Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen an internationally recognised company that has been able to attract special talents. Fritz Hansen has been cooperating with Arne Jacobsen, who conducted pioneering work on steam-curved wooden chairs, since as early as 1934.
Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen achieved world fame in the 1950s with the veneer chair The Ant. This chair really stood out with its innovative technology. That’s because the chair is made of three-dimensionally shaped plywood, with the seat and backrest made from one piece. You can buy the chairs from the Ant collection in different versions at AmbienteDirect: natural or with a coloured glaze, either individually or as a set.
The Ant is now a well-known design classic and laid the foundation for the Series 7 chair collection from Fritz Hansen. This is one of the greatest sales successes in the Danish furniture manufacturer’s history. And that’s hardly surprising, given its impressively clear, Scandinavian design, which matches so many interior styles – in your dining room as well as in restaurants or conference rooms. In addition to the classic models with a four-legged base, the series also includes armrests, swivel chairs, children’s chairs and bar stools. You can order these in our online shop either individually or as a set.
SAS Royal Hotel: Egg & Swan
After the Series 7 was introduced, the success of the furniture brand became unstoppable. Arne Jacobsen, as a furniture designer and architect, made a decisive contribution to this. He created an all-embracing work of art in the heart of Copenhagen for Fritz Hansen, namely the SAS Royal. It remains legendary to this day. Arne Jacobsen designed the complete architectural concept and was strongly influenced by the German Bauhaus architecture style. He also created the interior design, right down to the smallest detail. Two of his sensational armchairs are still sought-after collector’s items today:
The Egg: The unique shape of this armchair has made it a true furniture icon. It is based on the classic wing chair and does not feature any straight lines at all. The adjustable rocking mechanism and the sculptural, graceful form make this piece of furniture by Fritz Hansen an aesthetic comfort wonder.
The Swan: This chair is not only the perfect fit for the lobby of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, but also for your home: the Swan armchair by Fritz Hansen has a curvy look and entirely avoids straight lines. The organic design and the cold foam shell with leather cover have reached cult status. By buying this armchair, you’ll be adding a very special piece of furniture to your home.
More icons: collector’s items for design lovers
Fritz Hansen’s success story continued with a whole host of design greats. In the 1950s, for example, Poul Kjærholm designed numerous prototypes for the Danish company, including the PK22, PK20 and PK9 chairs. But that is by no means all. You’re probably also familiar with these other icons – which you can order directly from us online:
Arne Jacobsen Drop chair
Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chair
Piet Hein tables
Christian Dell lights from the Kaiser Idell collection
Jamie Hayon vases and candle holders
Fritz Hansen and his designers prefer organic, sculptural forms that seem to inspire people. More recently, Piero Lissoni created the Alphabet modular sofa system, Kasper Salto created the Nap chair and Jaime Hayón created the Favn sofa, to name but a few. These newer designs also have an expressive style, a strong recognition value and, thanks to their timeless modernity, they have the potential to become real classics made by Fritz Hansen!
Order what you like now
By buying furniture such as the unmistakable Egg wing chair, lights and accessories from Fritz Hansen from us online, you’ll benefit from many advantages:
Quick delivery times
3% discount when you pay in advance
14-day right of return
And many more
Our customer service can advise you on your order or our wide range of products. You can contact us directly if you wish to purchase a particular piece of furniture that is not currently available online, for example. Our qualified employees will help you by phone or email. After all, we’d love you to become one of the more than 400,000 satisfied customers of our online shop based in Germany.