Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872, when Fritz Hansen, a Danish carpenter, founded his own furniture company and in 1915 introduced his first chair in steam bent wood. In 1934, Fritz Hansen began his collaboration with Arne Jacobsen resulting in some of the famous, classic icons of Danish Design including the 'Ant' (1952), the 'Series 7' (1955), the 'Grand Prix' (1957) the 'Swan' (1958), and the 'Egg' (1958).
Other famous collaborations have resulted in Piet Hein's super-elliptical table from 1968 and in 1982 Fritz Hansen acquired the rights to a major part of Poul Kjærholm's furniture collection. Since the 1980s continuing into the new millennium, Fritz Hansen has added new designs to the collection including the Essay table by Cecilie Manz, T-NO1 by Todd Bracher, RIN chair by Hiromichi Konno, Plano tables by Pelikan Design and the Ice series by Kasper Salto.
Space™ is available in white and black high gloss finishes. the chair is available with a wide range of fabric and leather front upholstery. the shell is made of a lacquered synthetic material. the base is made of lacquered steel matching the colour of the shell.
THE DESIGNER: Jehs + Laub
JJürgen Laub (b.1964) + Markus Jehs (b.1965) are both industrial designers from the Schwabisch Gmund University in 1992.They established the studio Jehs+Laub in 1994, and over the past couple of years they have designed furniture for Cassina, Renz, Thonet, Acerbis and lamps for Nemo and Belux. They have also designed the new showroom concept for Mercedes Benz, which is currently being implemented globally. The Space Series started in Fritz Hansen as concept furniture, i.e it was introduced as prototypes and the series received so much positive feedback; it is therefore a natural decision to introduce Space™ in 2007. Jehs+Laub about design: “We want our products to look as if they had designed themselves. Like in nature. The design is like a human body – every element helps the other and provides stability and flexibility”.